The Saint Nicholas markets

The Saint Nicholas markets


Many towns in eastern France and in Germany, organise Christmas markets, and Nancy is no exception. Known here as Saint Nicholas’s villages, they play a big part in creating a festive Christmas atmosphere.

During the Saint Nicholas festivities in Nancy, a number of markets are set up across the city, their attractive wooden chalets decorated with twinkling Christmas lights. The main Saint Nicholas village is in Place Charles III, the gourmet Christmas market is in Place Vaudémont, near the big wheel, and the arts and crafts market is in Place des Bourgets. Wander around and soak up the atmosphere of each ‘village’, shop for handmade gifts or enjoy a mulled wine or gingerbread

The main Saint Nicholas village

More than 60 Christmas market chalets are installed in the magnificent Place Charles III, between the covered market and the Saint-Sébastien shopping centre, offering a plethora of gift ideas, local products and tasty seasonal specialities such as mulled wine and gingerbread. Plenty of great Christmas ideas!

An absolute must: the local arts and crafts section, surrounding the magnificent traditional merry-go-round set up in the centre of the village!

From 22 november to 29 december 2019

Open every day
Sundays and Mondays from 12 noon to 8.00pm (food stalls open until 9.00pm)
From Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11.00am to 8.00pm (food stalls open until 9.00pm)

Specific times
December 7 (Saint Nicholas weekend) : open until 10.00 pm
December 24 and 29 : closing time at 5.00 pm
Closed on 25 December

Organised by:
Les Vitrines de Nancy
24 rue Saint-Dizier
54000 Nancy

Saint Nicholas gourmet village, Place Vaudémont

From 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020

Whether you’re looking for lunch, tea or a drink before dinner, you’ll love the cosy and convivial atmosphere of the Saint Nicholas gourmet market, especially as the evening sets in. Mulled wine, before-dinner snacks, soup, or a tea-time treat, there’s something delicious for everyone in the restaurants around the square.

Mondays: closed.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11.00am to 10.00pm
From Thursdays to Saturdays from 11.00am to 11.30pm
Sundays from 11.00am to 7.00pm
Closed on 25 December

Arts and crafts market (‘hameau des artistes’), Place des Bourgets

From 6 to 29 December 2019

If you’re looking for an unusual and handmade Christmas gift, this is the place to come! The stalls here are run by an arts and crafts collective, and you can find original pieces created by artists, designers, sculptors and other craft workers.

Mondays and Tuesdays: closed except on December 23 and 24
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11.00am to 8.00pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00am to 10.00pm

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