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Christmas Celebrations


centre ville
74200Thonon-les-Bains

Disover magical events in the heart of the city. For the youngest: shows, workshops, and walks take place all throughout the month of December. More daring guests can also venture into the labyrinth or enjoy the giant ice skating rink! There is fun for all the family. With the joyful rhythm of the bands and friendly messages on the SMS wall, traditional shopping becomes festive and convivial! Plenty of surprises bring Christmas magic to life.


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

DECEMBER 4

The «Saint André» festival in Thonon-Les-Bains marks the real start of Christmas festivities. This is the perfect occasion to enjoy artisanal products and regional specialties, as well as to savour traditional pot-au-feu stews (20€)
at participating restaurants.

FROM SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER TO SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER

Santa’s Post boxes
The special Santa Mail Boxes are located in Place des Arts and Square Aristide Briand.

FROM SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER TO SUNDAY 3 JANUARY

‘Les Sapins en Jouet’
Parents and kids can come to play in family with the free wooden toys !
(Under the Parental Responsibility)
Square Aristide Briand, all day


FROM SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER TO SUNDAY 6 JANUARY

The Magical Tree
In front of the Basilica, push the button and admire the Christmas lights on the tree !
All day


DECEMBER 4

The «Saint André» festival in Thonon-Les-Bains marks the real start of Christmas festivities. This is the perfect occasion to enjoy artisanal products and regional specialties, as well as to savour traditional pot-au-feu stews (20€)
at participating restaurants.


FROM SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER TO SATURDAY 3 JANUARY

Christmas Market with 'Lémancréativ'
Floated wood, leather, soap, jewels, broken glass, paintings, illustrations… The Leman creators are selling their most beautiful pieces and sharing their skills with you. This market is the perfect occasion to find a gift and support the local craft.
‘Place des Arts’, all day


FROM SATURDAY 10th TO SUNDAY 11th

Christmas with the associations and charities.
Arts and crafts from all around the world, pastries, christmas decorations... Everything is selling by several cultural associations and charities ; the best way to find the perfect christmas gift !
‘Place des Arts’, from 10am to 6pm.

FROM SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER TO SUNDAY 1 JANUARY

Outdoor Ice Rink
Come to 'Place des Arts' and have fun in the big ice-rink !
From the 10th of December to the 1st of January : From 2pm to 7:30pm.
Week-ends 17th/18th, 24th/25th December and 31st/1st of January, from 10am to 8pm.
2€ for the skates.


FROM SATURDAY 10th TO SUNDAY 11th

Christmas with the associations and charities.
Arts and crafts from all around the world, pastries, christmas decorations... Everything is selling by several cultural associations and charities ; the best way to find the perfect christmas gift !
‘Place des Arts’, from 10am to 6pm.

SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER :

Titty Twister Concert
2 guys, music and ingenuity : David Palluel and Virginie Barone plays guitar and sing popular music ! Have fun !
Théâtre du Père Noël, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

DECEMBER 11

Dancers of Luydmyla
Discover the beauty and charm of traditional russian dances thanks to young dancers of Lyudmyla.
Théâtre du Père Noël, 15:00 pm


La soirée des commerçants
Come and share a friendly moment with the Thonon’s merchants ! They will cook for you a traditional meal ; a giant croziflette with a good mulled wine. The band Inglorious Fonkers will take place in the center of the town … let’s dance !
From 7pm.

DECEMBER 17

Soup Festival
Here, you can taste delicious soups prepared by cooks from the Université Populaire du Chablais.
Each one can buy a bowl and taste 3 different soups with a slice of bread and a drink for 3 €
Sous le Chapiteau, Place des Arts, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm and from 17:00 to 7:00 pm


A Celebrated Arrival
As is traditional, Santa Claus will arrive from the sky, accompanied by his little helpers and music.
They will all walk around in Thonon streets. To celebrate the most anticipated arrival of December, a fireworks display will begin at 6:15 pm.
Centre of Thonon

FROM SATURDAY 17 TO TUESDAY 20 DECEMBER

Meeting with Chablais Insertion and sale of local product and cakes.
Sous le Chapiteau, Place des Arts
From Saturday 17th to Tuesday 20th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER

Mômes'n'Rock by "La Geudaine"
Rock concert for children
Théâtre du Père Noël, 15:00 pm

FROM SUNDAY 18 TO MONDAY 19 DECEMBER

Les Bambins des Bois
Workshop of wood sculpture / From 6 years old
Place des Arts



FROM TUESDAY 20 DECEMBER TO WEDNESDAY 21 DECEMBER

Face Painting - Kid’s workshop
Come to colour your face with professionnal make-up artists !
Théâtre du père Noël
Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st December from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm



DECEMBER 21

Satin Doll Sisters
Women's Band from the 50's
This amazing group will sing Christmas songs, disguised in Mrs. Claus !
Théâtre du Père Noël’, Place des Arts, Wednesay 21st : 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm

FROM THURSDAY 22 TO FRIDAY 23 DECEMBER

Workshop Le Bricolophone, with "Compagnie du Petit Bonhomme"
Make your own music instrument with different materials (salvage). Each child can take its own instrument as a souvenir.
Sous le Chapiteau, Place des Arts
From 10:00 to 12:00 and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.



FROM WEDNESDAY 21 TO SATURDAY 24


Pony riding
All the children can enjoy a pony ride in the city center ! Departure in front of the Basilica.
Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd : From 2:30 pm to 6 pm.
2€.

Meeting with Santa Claus !
Santa is happy to meet all the nice children during his stay in Thonon !
Place des Arts
December 22nd and 23rd from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
December 24 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


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Opening

From 04/12/2016 to 01/01/2017, daily.

Environment
  • In centre of town
  • Town location
Prices

Free of charge.


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