Christmas Markets in Metz: the enchanted markets and The Lanterns Walk !

As the Advent festivities approach, Metz puts on its lights and invites you into the magic of Christmas.
Stroll through the enchanted markets and the Lanterns Walk and discover the fairy-tale atmosphere of Christmas in Metz.

The Christmas Markets in Metz

Craft workers and stallholders welcome you on the 5 squares of the Enchanted Markets! Local crafts, delicacies, surprises… over 120 chalets to discover.
This year, the agency Inspire Metz – Tourist Office proposes delightful walks through the heart of the enchanted markets offering different circuits.
Some say you might even catch a glimpse of Father Christmas!

Place de la République - Around the Christmas Tree
A thousand and one lights on the towering Christmas tree, the Christmas Pyramid and two fun fair rides will take you back to your childhood.
Discover the City Skyliner* for a unique view of Metz’s Christmas lights, and local craftwork in the MOSL quality chalet. (*Panoramic tower)
Place de la Comédie – The gourmet train
Enjoy a convivial and welcoming moment having something to eat on one of the emblematic squares of the city. The Christmas chalets have become gourmet wagons to take you on a culinary voyage.

Place d'Armes J.F Blondel - A birds-eyes view of the lights
Soar above the city with a breath-tacking ride on the big wheel! Reach for the stars and see the Cathedral from a unique angle.

Place Saint-Jacques – Village of delights
Artisans offer delicious Christmas specialties and a range of other items.

Place Saint-Louis – Village of traditions
Unmissable. Visitors enjoy soaking up the unique atmosphere on the place Saint-Louis, the historic heart of the markets. Browse the craft stalls and breathe in the sweet fragrances of gingerbread and cinnamon.

Opening times
Places Saint-Louis / Saint-Jacques / d’Armes – J.F. Blondel / de la République
- Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
- Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Place de la Comédie
- Monday - Wednesday: 5pm – 11pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 11pm

Exceptional closure of the Tourist Office at 4.30 p.m. on December 24 and 31.

The Lanterns Walk

A favourite for the young and often, older visitors too! The Lanterns Walk is on Square Boufflers, Metz.
A delightful moment which captivates visitors year after year. See the new vegetal video-mapping, bringing trees to life!

Opening times
- Monday – Thursday & Sunday: 5pm – 8pm
- Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 9pm
- 24th December: 4pm – 6pm
- Closed 25th December

New additions and surprises during the enchanted markets

Touch the stars at the top of the City Skyliner*: enjoy a 360° panoramic view of the City over a 72 metre-high voyage. Discover new emotions.
*Panoramic tower

Christmas boat trips: Christmas on the water! A change to the usual traditions, the Compagnie des Bateaux de Metz and SOLIS Mettensis propose a different way to celebrate Christmas on these boat trips.
Exceptional experiences to discover Metz dressed-up for Christmas from the Moselle River!

From 19.11.2022
Information and reservations at:
- La Compagnie des bateaux de Metz
- Metz Bateau Solaire

Vegetal video mapping “the trees come to life”: a music and lights show on the Lanterns Walk.

Visit Father Christmas: you can’t have a Christmas market without the man in charge: Father Christmas! The central figure of the Advent festivities stops off on place de la République in Metz, a break on his world tour giving presents to children of all ages! At this busy time, Father Christmas can’t see all of the children, but don’t worry, his letterbox is on place de la République throughout the enchanted markets.

Special Christmas guided visits: from mid-November to the end of the Christmas markets, discover Metz with original, quirky and artistic visits.

Guided visit “Torchlit Metz” in French, 4.30pm – 6pm:
-25th November 2022
-9th & 23rd December 2022

Guided visit “European Lights” in French, 4pm – 5.30pm:
-23rd November 2022
-7th & 16th December 2022

Guided visit “Through Music” (with your guide Adeline) in French, 3pm – 4.30pm:
-19th & 26th November 2022
-3rd 10th & 17th December 2022

Reservations on 0033 (0)3 87 39 00 00 / tourisme@inspire-metz.com

What’s new in our boutique? Original, local and fashionable, stock up on gift ideas in our boutique, located 2 place d’Armes J.F. Blondel in Metz. Discover our new Christmas range (Christmas decoration, toiletries, souvenirs etc.), it’s time for quality shopping!

Christmas in the towns and village of Metz Eurométropole

Even more to do and see! Discover the events programmed for Advent in the towns and villages of Metz Eurométropole: in Augny, Châtel-Saint-Germain, Cuvry, Le Ban-Saint-Martin, Peltre, Rozérieulles, Saint-Julien-Lès-Metz and Woippy. Advent concerts, toy sales, authentic Christmas markets, special Christmas artists circuit, Christmas lights walking tour… the magic is everywhere!

Saint-Nicolas festivities

Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children and school pupils, rewards those who have been good with gingerbread, oranges and other delicious treats. Come and join in the Saint Nicholas’ Day celebrations in Metz on 3rd and 4th December. Fantastic fun for adults and children alike.
Don’t miss the traditional parade, Sunday 4th December from 4.30pm.

For more information: metz.fr

Metz, Christmas Magic stay

Looking for an enchanted break away? Discover the “Metz, Christmas Magic” stay and enjoy a delightful getaway to the Christmas markets in Metz.
On the programme: one night in a city-centre hotel in Metz, tastings, guided visit and turn on the big wheel.

From €99*/person.
*More information about the “Metz, Christmas Magic” stay.