The town of Dunkirk was the 2013 Regional Capital of Culture and they really pulled out all the stops with a calendar of fabulous events to celebrate. Christmas is no exception as this year the town’s programme is packed with festivities and a fabulous Christmas parade.
Exceptional Christmas Parade
Dunkirk is this year planning to put on a sensational Christmas parade and is the only French city to put on such an incredible theatrical Christmas event and huge parade which will take place on Sunday December 15 from 17.30 to 19.00 in the city centre.
A giant theatre will be created, 200 actors will take part, animated puppets, musicians, dancers and a grand parade through the town the like of which has not been seen in this part of France before (though the company that produces this event have created spectacles in Eindhoven and Antwerp). This promises to be a magical and unforgettable Christmas parade and there’s more…
There’s a winter fair (December 14 to December 30), Santa’s locomotive (26m long), snowmen, a magical forest, entertainment and a Christmas Market (7 to 31 December) and more.
The website for the Tourist Office of Dunkirk has lots of accommodation and restaurant deals for Christmas that are well worth checking out.
Download our Free Christmas in France 2013 book – it’s packed full of really useful information, fabulous photos and fun French festive facts!