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Christmas shows and events in the Vendée, there’s plenty to do!

Posted the 9 November 2023

Make the most of the numerous Christmas shows and events which are scheduled for the festive season. From magical medieval Christmas shows at the chateau of Tiffauges, enchanting creative workshops at le Logis de la Chabotterie to spectacular parades at the Haras de la Vendée …you’ll be spoilt for choice… Christmas is a magical time of the year, full of wonder, joy, and happiness… Whether with the family or friends, all the good times shared at Christmas are precious! This year, make the most of Christmas shows and events in the Vendée.. There’s plenty to keep you busy while you wait for Father Christmas…

Christmas shows and events in the sites run by the vendée departement

Marché de Noël en Vendée

Christmas at la Chabotterie

Come and celebrate Christmas at the Logis de la Chabotterie on the 16th & 17th December 2023 ! There is something for everyone: archery, merry-go-rounds, face painting, creative workshops ... And not forgetting the animal farm!

Christmas at the Haras de la Vendée

The Haras de la Vendée in La Roche sur Yon welcomes you on the 23rd & 24th December, and from the 26th to the 31st December, then from the 2nd to 7th  January 2024 ! For Christmas, the Haras' trainers and horses will be at their very best, with parades, unusual shows, and lots more Christmas entertainment! 

Marché de Noël en Vendée

Chrismas at the Château de Tiffauges

A real must-see in the Vendée, the Château de Tiffauges is decked out in its Christmas attire for the festive season ! Christmas at the château de Tiffauges, means a huge Christmas market, the castle illuminated, traditional carols and a big wooden merry-go-round… One of the highlights of Christmas in the Vendée ! So, save the dates 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 8th, 9th, 10th December 2023. 

Chrismas in the southern Vendée Abbeys

The abbeys of the Southern Vendée are bringing the magic of Christmas to their doors! At the Abbaye de Maillezais, you’ll find oriental tents and stalls …. isn’t Christmas in the East such a magical thought? From the 1st to 3rd and the 8th to 10th December, come and see this dream come true. 


marché de noël Vendée

The little village of Beaulieu sous La Roche invites you to experience the magic of Christmas on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of December 2023 with the 31st edition of its Christmas market.  And not forgetting Féérie des Santons (Santons Fair) and the animated shop windows which remain in place until the end of January!

Christmas markets in the Vendée or which is also known as 85! Here is our weekend-by-weekend list

Christmas without its markets would lose some of its magic, wouldn’t it? Fortunately, there are over 80 Christmas markets in the Vendée. You’re sure to find your nearest Christmas market in our list!

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Christmas SHOWS AND EVENTS throughout the Vendée!

Christmas in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Discover the Christmas markets in the region around Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, one of the Vendée’s coastal resorts. These lively events combine the spirit of Christmas with the charm of the coast. 

Christmas in the Challans area

Enjoy the Christmas markets in La Garnache, Saint Urbain, Bois de Céné, Saint Christophe du Ligneron, Sallertaine, Challans and Bouin! Fancy an unusual Christmas experience? La Route du Sel offers you the chance to celebrate the festive season in an original and authentic way with the "Canoeing by the fire". 

Christmas in the Sud Vendée Littoral

Come and enjoy Christmas in the Sud Vendée Littoral! On the programme: Christmas markets in Nalliers, la Couture, Luçon, Sainte Hermine and Saint Martin Lars! Click here to see all the Christmas markets in the Vendée.

Christmas in the Vendée Bocage

The Château des Essarts is decked out for Christmas: discover it as you've never seen it before! Lumin'Essarts gives you the chance to see the paths lit up and illuminated with different scenographies. What could be better than a magical, illuminated walk along the paths of the château's century-old forest? New for 2023! Find out more by clicking here. Don't miss the Christmas Parade in Les Herbiers, on Saturday 2 December 2023 from 6pm! Starting from the Champ de Foire, 12 brightly-lit and musical floats, prepared by the Spot association with the town of Les Herbiers, will parade through the town centre, heading for the Rue Nationale via the Rue de Saumur, La Grand'rue and the Rue de l'Eglise. 

Christmas in Les Sables d'Olonne

Christmas in Sablais" is back! From 1 to 31 December 2023, you can look forward to Christmas entertainment including an ice rink, a merry-go-round, concerts, an escape game and a mini-farm!

The Scène Artpaillange welcomes you to Grosbreuil for the same period! Monday to Saturday, 7am to 12pm and 2pm to 8.30pm.

Christmas in the Pays des Achards

The Christmas Market in Beaulieu sous la Roche is a must at Christmas in the Pays des Achards. You can also find out about all the events taking place in the area: Father Christmas walks, Christmas markets, storytelling, etc. Click here for the full programme. And don't miss the Christmas fireworks display on Saturday 16 December in the Parc de la Chenaie!

Christmas on the Ile d'Yeu

Fancy an island Christmas? The Port-Joinville Christmas market runs from Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December. And don't forget the Christmas elves' horse-drawn carriage on Saturdays 9 and 16 December! 

Christmas in La Tranche sur Mer

Spend an enchanted Christmas in La Tranche! On Friday 15 December, from 4.30pm, the Christmas Market will take place at the Ecole Notre Dame: come and meet Father Christmas, listen to the Christmas carols and discover the exhibitors and objects made by the children. 

From Saturday 16 December to Sunday 7 January 2024, come and discover "On Santa's Tracks", this new connected treasure hunt! Mother Christmas is worried: she can't find her husband, Father Christmas! Help her by following the precious clues. New baludik connected walk.

Saturday 16 December at 5pm: Christmas concert in the church of Saint Nicolas: Come and listen to the Christmas carol associations of La Tranche sur Mer and Angles.



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