Soon Christmas, stars in the eyes of children, presents under the tree and (gargantuan) family meals!
To keep you waiting until then, the Chantilly-Senlis Tourist Office offers you to discover the festivities and activities that will bring the Christmas spirit to life in the destination!

  • SENLIS

From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December: Christmas market at the old Saint Pierre church in Senlis
Nearly 70 exhibitors in and around Saint Peter's church with many activities during the weekend: festive face painting, balloon sculpture, photography with Father Christmas, Father Christmas fairies parade (Saturday), brass band with citizens and circus (Sunday), and some surprises! Friday from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday from 11am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

  • Saturday:
    At 3.30 pm, 5 pm and 6.30 pm: Musical parade with "Santa's Fairies
    2pm to 7pm: Chocolate fountain
    2pm to 7pm: Photo with Father Christmas
    2pm to 7pm: Balloon sculptor
    From 3pm to 6pm: Make-up stand
  • Sunday:
    2pm to 6pm: Photo with Father Christmas
    2pm to 6pm: Balloon sculptor
    From 3pm: Fanfare "Aux Cuivres Citoyens" from Feigneux
    From 3pm to 5.30pm: Circus juggler
    From 15:00 to 17:30: Make-up stand
  • ORRY-LA-VILLE

Sunday 4 December: Orry-la-Ville Christmas Market from 9am to 6pm
The Comité des Fêtes d'Orry-la-ville invites you to the Christmas market in the Salle Polyvalente! The fast food will delight all the taste buds. Free entrance.

 

  • SWEET WHIPPED CREAM

Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December: Christmas market on the Little Lawn.
Come and stroll around the Christmas market where more than 70 exhibitors welcome you in an atmosphere of scents and flavours: food shops, decorative objects, jewellery, toys... Distribution of sweets by Father Christmas. Possibility to take pictures with Father Christmas (photographer on site, paying). Free animations: 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, donkey rides with Ânes Victoires, 3 pm to 5 pm, face painting for children. Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December from 10am to 6pm, Inner Wheel Christmas Market at the Town Hall.
The Inner Wheel club in Chantilly organizes its traditional Christmas market, in aid of good causes. You will be able to find Christmas decorative items and plenty of gift ideas to have fun or to offer, while doing a good deed.

  • GOUVIEUX

From 9 to 21 December: Christmas market and activities in Gouvieux
The Christmas Fairy in Gouvieux. The town of Gouvieux has an appointment with the Christmas spirit! 12 magical days, with a new surprise to be discovered from the end of November on the town's website or its Facebook page.
-Opening of the festivities on 9 December at 6pm, over mulled wine or hot chocolate, Place Amic. This year, the Christmas market chalets will be held in the Parc de la Bibliothèque from 9 to 21 December, from 10.30 am to 8 pm every day and at night until 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • MORTEFONTAINE

Saturday 10 December: Mortefontaine Christmas Market from 9am to 7pm in the village hall
The village of Mortefontaine invites you to the traditional Christmas market on the second weekend of December. Decorations, illuminations, producers, creators and restaurants will transport you into a warm and magical atmosphere throughout the day!


  • BOREST

Sunday 11 December: Borest Christmas market from 10am to 5pm at the nursery school
Come and do your Christmas shopping at the Christmas market with various stands: refreshment stalls, food, accessories, sale of Christmas trees...
 

  • APREMONT

Sunday 11 December: Christmas market of the Apremont Polo Club from 11 am to 5 pm
New: The Christmas Market in the Barn of the Apremont Farm! We invite you to the Polo Club Barn for the first Polo Christmas Market! You will find original gift ideas for the festive season as well as food and drink (hot chocolate and wine, pancakes, waffles). It will also be an opportunity to attend a sand polo tournament as the Christmas Cup will be played on this day!

  • SWEET WHIPPED CREAM

A mini Christmas market at the Château de Chantilly
For those with a sweet tooth, there will be a mini Christmas market where you can enjoy good pancakes, hot chocolate and many other delicacies! See you on 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 December 2022 and 1, 2 January 2023 from 10.30 am to 6 pm. Exceptional opening until 8pm on 22, 23, 29 and 30 December 2022. Closed on Tuesday.


  • FONTAINE-CHAALIS

From 10 to 31 December : New Year's Eve in Chaalis - A wonderful family adventure

10 and 11 December, 17 to 31 December, 10 am to 5 pm
Closed on 25 December and 1 January
Ideal for families.

The Chaalis New Year's Eve must be saved!

On this New Year's Eve, the Chaalis staff has mysteriously disappeared. Nélie Jacquemart-André needs your help to welcome her guests! Tests await you along the way to make you perfect household staff: butler, housekeeper, cook, linen maid or gamekeeper... there will be something for everyone and for every talent! This is an opportunity to learn more about the customs of grand residences at the beginning of the 20th century, by meeting the Chaalis staff and the distinguished guests who stayed there. A real educational and sensory immersion in the life of a château during the belle époque.

  • SWEET WHIPPED CREAM

From 26 November to 2 January 2023: An enchanting Christmas at the Château de Chantilly
The Château de Chantilly offers you an exceptional event for the end of the year.
A magical and enchanting moment to experience with family and friends: decoration and Christmas animations, Christmas table in the castle's Galerie des Cerfs (deer gallery), with specially created decorations and historical pieces set up for the end of the year celebrations, a visit to the Santa Claus, visits wonderful and Christmas carols of the castle, concert children's choirs and teenagers from Le Ménestrel, a new horse show. For those with a sweet tooth, a mini Christmas market, Chantilly cream workshops.

From 1 to 31 December: Charlie and the Chantilly at the Atelier de la Chantilly
Look under the lid of your whipped cream jar! If you find any of the 5 golden ticketsIf you win, you will receive a private visit to the Chantilly workshop and a course for two to learn how to make Chantilly cream by hand! 48 rue du Connétable 60500 Chantilly.


1-25 December: Advent calendar of the Atelier de la Chantilly
From 1 to 24 December, guess and discover each day the country of origin of a Christmas tradition through the Advent calendar du Connétable, displayed in 24 shops in the Rue du Connétable in Chantilly. Each day, a draw will choose a winner from the correct answers. The winner will win a prize offered by each shop. And on 25 December, a grand draw will be held among all the participants to win a large basket prepared by the 24 participating shops! No obligation to buy.


From 1 December to 2 January: Chantilly and the magic of Christmas
The city of Chantilly as well as the Festival Committee offer you their Christmas market and many activities during the month of December! 
In the program: game collectiontoys and Christmas decorations, Advent calendar in the town hall garden in the presence of Father Christmas, letterbox of Father Christmas, wandering "The procession of Melchior", lantern marchBig Band of Chantilly, Telethoncine-concert, meetings of Christmas shopping at the racecourse, Christmas party in the neighbourhoods, carousel The Jules Verne, Batucada "The Christmas Lizards, creative workshop "Photophores for Christmas", " The climbing chaletto the rise of Christmas", "The adventure trail Christmas", "The Gourmet chalet" walks in speed bumps with Ânes Victoires, animation Zumba, show "Once upon a time there was Christmas...2 creative workshops "Christmas Roses", Christmas stories in music at the media library.

-Sunday 4 December: Advent concert at 3pm in Senlis Cathedral
The Petits Chanteurs de Senlis, the Schola Grégorienne, the Ensemble Vocal de Senlis and the Cathedral Choir present the Advent concert. Free of charge.

-Thursday 8 December: Concert: Jazz with the Senlis Big Band Jazz at 8.30pm at the Jeanne d'Arc cinema
The Senlis Big Band Jazz, under the direction of Thierry Grimont, invites you to its Jazz concert! With in first part the Jazz Workshop under the direction of Benoît Sergeur. Free of charge, reservation required: 03.44.60.95.09

-Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December: Inaugural weekend of the great organs of Senlis Cathedral
After three years of work, the restoration of the great organs of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Senlis is complete. The City of Senlis, the association "Les amis des orgues de Senlis" and all the partners and financiers of this vast project are happy to inaugurate the instrument with a rich programme:

Saturday 10 December :
-10 am: guided tour with the students of the organ class of the municipal conservatory of music and dance,
-8pm: inauguration with a programme proposed by Marc Sacrispeyre, titular organist of the great organs: Bach, Vivaldi, Demessieux, Balbastre, Loret, Messiaen, Widor, Vierne... and improvisation on a Christmas,

Sunday 11 December :
-11am: High Mass and solemn blessing of the instrument,
-2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm, 3.30 pm and 4 pm: guided tours of the great organs by the association "Les Amis des orgues". Controlled access for groups of 12 people maximum, registration on the spot, waiting possible depending on the number of visitors,
-4.30-5 p.m.: short audition with presentation of the sounds of the instrument by the titular organist, Marc Sacrispeyre.

From 1 December to 3 January: Christmas enchantment in Senlis Fairy-tale decorations and illuminations throughout the city from dusk until 11pm.

Friday 9 December : Shopping night "The Red Knit Team in Senlis from 4pm,

From 10 to 31 December (except 25 December) : Free merry-go-round and sweets stand Place Henri IV in Senlis from 3pm to 7pm.

Sunday 11 December : Santa Claus bikers in the city centre of Senlis. From 3pm: meet Santa Claus on a motorbike with the Indian Association of St Maximim on the cobbles of Senlis.

-Friday 16 December: Concert "Handel's Messiah" at 8.30 pm at Senlis Cathedral
The Ensemble Choral du Haubergier is delighted to announce their next concert in partnership with Le Ménestrel, conservatoire de Chantilly: Handel's Messiah.
Oratorio for choirs, vocal soloists and orchestra: Orchestra : Académie Symphonique de Paris, Choirs: Ensemble Choral du Haubergier and Chœurs du Ménestrel du Conservatoire de Musique de Chantilly, conductor: Rémy Hermitant. Tickets on sale at the Chantilly-Senlis Tourist Office, Senlis office from Thursday 1st December every day, except Sunday and Monday, from 2pm to 5pm, Friday from 10am to 12.30pm. Category A: 25€, Category B: 20€, Category C: 15€, 5€ reduction: unemployed, handicapped, students, children -12 years old.

-Saturday 17 December: Concerts "Great pianists and young talents" at 3pm and 8pm at the Jeu de Paume in Chantilly
Concerts by young international pianists with the exceptional presence of the great Italian pianist Alberto Nosè presented by Nelson Monfort. Concert at 3pm: Works by Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy... Concert at 8pm: Works by Granados, Chopin, Mendelssohn/Rachmaninov, Ravel... Please note that places are limited, book online only! Prices: 15€ per concert, free for children under 12.

Saturday 17 December: "La Cantilienne" race at 7pm behind Chantilly town hall
To celebrate before the holidays with hundreds of runners dressed as Santa and Mother Christmas, take part in the family Christmas race "La Cantilienne". The organisers have planned everything by offering you a Father Christmas hat. A single course of 5.5 km around the racecourse, passing by the Castle. Zumba animation at 6.30 pm to warm up!

17-30 December: Christmas at the Pavillon de Manse
The Pavillon de Manse celebrates Christmas! On the programme: Photo with Father Christmas on Wednesday 21 December. For the occasion, the front door will be open to allow direct access to the hall. A treasure hunt after some prankster elves hid Santa's snack! Family visit with animation "In search of Santa's socks" and many workshops for 3-6 year olds and from 7 years old (see children's activities).

  • LAMORLAYE

From 2 to 24 December: Lamorlaye on Ice, the Christmas village at the castle
Come and reconnect with the spirit of Christmas in Lamorlaye! Christmas Village from 2 to 14 December and animations until 24 December. On the programme: Toboggan run, ice rink, carousel, trampolinefood stands, mapping & fireworks, disco evening on the ice rink, dinner dance at the Foyer culturel and evening in favour of the Telethon, carousel of Christmas,  concert of the School of Music's workshops, light parade, show free of charge "Father Christmas is missing", interactive quiz & Kim's game about seasonal fruit and vegetables, creative reading for 5/10 year olds, Christmas baby readers. 


  • APREMONT

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December: Foire aux santons de Provence in Apremont
For the past 26 years, the Chicoulet d'Apremont association has been honouring the work of santon and creche makers over a weekend. One of the liveliest and most popular traditions in Provence, the Santon Fair always heralds the beginning of Christmas. Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, Place Gallé.

  • GOUVIEUX

From 9 to 21 December: Activities in Gouvieux
The Christmas Fairy in Gouvieux. The town of Gouvieux has an appointment with the Christmas spirit! 12 magical days, with a new surprise! Many animations await you: The fireworksthe photo with Father Christmason make-up for children workshops for children, artists in wanderingsthe living farm (until 25 December), a Christmas show and concerts, the open house art craftsmen in the troglodyte village...

Sunday 11 December: Les foulées de la mère Noël in Gouvieux at 4pm and 5pm
Come and have fun with family and friends at the Strides of Mother Christmas! 1st stride: 4pm - Families: 1.5km (fast walk). 2nd stride: 5 pm - Teenagers 11/15 years: 3 km (2 laps), 5 pm - Adults: 6 km (4 laps) Free registration until 07/12/2022 with Catherine Ferary: 06 70 87 88 66. Prizes to be won: By the shopkeepers' association: Tickets to Parc Astérix, France miniature, Musée Grévin). By the town council: The town council will donate 2 euros per participant to a charity dedicated to sick children.

  • SENLIS

Friday 16 December: Concert "Handel's Messiah" at 8.30 pm at Senlis Cathedral
The Haubergier Choral Ensemble is delighted to announce their upcoming concert in partnership with the Ménestrel, conservatory of Chantilly: Handel's Messiah. Oratorio for choirs, vocal soloists and orchestra: Orchestra : Académie Symphonique de Paris, Choirs: Ensemble Choral du Haubergier and Chœurs du Ménestrel of the Conservatoire de Musique de Chantilly, conductor: Rémy Hermitant.

  • PLAILLY

From 19 December to 1 January: Gaulish Christmas at Parc Asterix
The Park invites you to discover its Gaulish Christmas. Snow-covered menhirs, crazy sliding animations and new shows are to be discovered for a unique Christmas! Come and celebrate a unique Gaulish Christmas and enjoy a programme of snowy activities: decorations completely frosted, shows and attend the final show "L'île aux vœux". And always 40 attractions and beautiful Christmas shows to share beautiful emotions. In a covered village, put on your skates and get ready to spin: A ice rinks, the ski slopes and an area reserved for children... it's going to be sliding this winter at Parc Astérix! New: The Christmas Gallic paradel! For the first time, the characters will parade through the Park with several floats in Christmas colours. Stroll through the streets of Paris to discover a charming small Christmas market whose gourmet flavours will enchant you!


  • SWEET WHIPPED CREAM

From 17 to 31 December: Guignol at the Potager des Princes at 2.30 pm and 4 pm
During the Christmas holidays, come and enjoy a Guignol show in a heated room and walk around the gardens admiring the animals. Single price: 10€.

17-30 December: Christmas at the Pavillon de Manse

FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Photo with Father Christmas on Wednesday 21 December from 2 to 4 pm: Father Christmas is at the Pavilion! Young and old are invited to come and take a photo with him and his elves on Wednesday 21 December. He will be waiting for you in the mill, in front of the wooden machine. For the occasion, the door of honour will be open to enter directly into the room. Come and visit him and don't forget your camera! Free of charge

TREASURE HUNT
Treasure hunt "The mischievous elves" on Thursday 22, Friday 23, Thursday 29, Friday 30 December at 2pm: Some mischievous elves have hidden Santa's snack! Come and take up their challenge and pass the tests as a family to help Father Christmas. Will you be smarter than the elves? From 6 years old. Price: 6€ per person / 20€ family of 4 (5€ per person extra).

VISITS
Family visit with animation "In search of Santa's socks": Come and discover the elevator machine that supplied water to the fountains in the gardens of the Château de Chantilly in the 17th century. Marvel at the 19th century machines in motion thanks to the turbine, before descending into the mechanised laundry where the Château's linen was once washed. Disaster! Marie the laundress has misplaced Santa's favourite socks! Help us find them, Christmas Night is coming... 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 December at 4.15pm. From 3 years old, 8€ per person (adult or child), duration: 1h15, reservation recommended on 03 44 62 01 33 or by filling in the registration form available on the website.

SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
Workshop fee: 10€ per child, duration: 2h The workshops are for children only. Parents do not stay during the workshop. 
-Christmas tree "My beautiful treeTuesdays 20 and 27 December from 10am to 12pm: What a sad little tree... It's up to the children to be creative and make different decorations to brighten it up a bit! From 3 to 6 years old. 
-Dominoes workshop: Tuesday 20 and 27 December from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: And 1, and 2, and 3 dominoes… Under the hands of the children a magnificent fresco is taking shape. Be careful that it does not collapse before the arrival of the parents... From 7 years old 
-Kapla workshop: Wednesdays 21 and 28 December from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Above all, don't tremble! It's not so easy to keep these little wooden sticks in balance, nor to succeed in the challenges offered in order to build incredible structures. From 7 years old
-Santa's laboratory: Wednesday 21 and 28, Friday 23 and 30 December from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Welcome to Santa's laboratory, where science and Christmas magic mingle to the delight of children. From 7 years old 
-Christmas awakening "The little elf factory".Thursdays 22 and 29 December from 10am to 12pm: It's almost Christmas! The little elves are busy doing experiments and constructions to make this Christmas magical! 3 to 6 years old
-Origamis in celebration: Thursdays December 22 and 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: A little patience and concentration will allow the children to make the most beautiful foldings for the end of the year. From 7 years old
-Light Painting Noël: Fridays 23 and 30 December from 10am to 12pm: Let's turn off the lights... So that our drawings shine in the dark! A dark room, some lamps and a little imagination, children will need nothing more to paint Christmas shapes. From 7 years old 

Reservations are required on 03 44 62 01 33 or by completing the registration form available on the website. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 5.30pm, closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except 18 and 19 December, open from 2pm to 5.30pm).