An enchanting Christmas 2022 at the Château de Chantilly, visits, shows and market

By My B. Photos by My B. Posted Nov 15, 2022 10:19 AM

Noël moves to the Château de Chantilly. The castle and the park await you for a magical walk in a magical setting for the whole family. From November 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023, discover the sublime decorations, entertainment, visits, horse show and Christmas market…

The magic of Christmas settles at Chantilly Castle for these end of year celebrations 2022. On this occasion, the castle is adorned with its most beautiful decorations and offers us a magic programming. Between Christmas visits, new equestrian show, evening, Christmas Market and workshops, the animations are still there to offer you beautiful discoveries.

Visiting the Château de Chantilly during the festive period is a real fairy tale. Imagine a sumptuous Christmas table and sumptuously decorated trees for a most magical atmosphere.

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In the castle, the decorations there is no shortage of Christmas. Fir trees and chimneys are richly embellished with gold braid, wicks and jasmines, small jewels of silk and gold threads and ribbons.

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In the Large stableswe find a fir impressive, 2.40 meters high, entirely decorated withcubs red, white and beige. To keep these little characters company, two large two-metre plushes have been posted on either side of this tree.

If it takes a little more to convince you, take a look at the program of festivities. You will not regret your Christmas at the Château de Chantilly !

Detailed program :

  • Wonderful Christmas tours
    From December 19, 2022 to January 2, 2023
    Live the magic of Christmas by discovering the treasures of the collections of the Domaine de Chantilly and let yourself be guided in the Library of the Theater, exceptionally open for the holiday season.
    Visits in French from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Duration: 45 minutes
    Price: 5 euro
  • Visit of Santa Claus in Chantilly
    Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays then every day during school holidays
    2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    What if we went to meet Santa Claus? It’s time to prepare the famous letter and take it there. Elves make available from December 14, an express mailbox for sending to the North Pole.
  • Chantilly Christmas Eves
    December 22, 23, 29 and 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Come and experience the spirit of Christmas by discovering, at nightfall, the sumptuous decorations that illuminate the castle. We set off to explore the castle and the Condé museum at night.
    Self-guided tours
    Price: 13.50 euros, free for children under 7
  • Christmas horse show: The Mirror of Berylune
    From Saturday 26 November 2022 to 2 January 2023
    The riders of the Compagnie équestre des Grandes Écuries de Chantilly will put on an original show written and directed by Virginie Bienaimé-Mouzy and created especially for Christmas.

    On this Christmas Eve, the streets are overflowing with activity, the ladies hasten to do their last shopping. Under the indifferent gaze of passers-by, Fantine, a poor child of misery, tries in vain to sell a few matches. Evening falls, icy. Exhausted and shivering, Fantine, to warm her frozen hands, dared to strike a match, just one.

    The Bérylune fairy, a little old woman, hunchbacked, lame and one-eyed, makes her appearance. She, a fairy? It’s hard to imagine. But you see, Bérylune is going to entrust Fantine with the most important mission: to find the Queen’s stolen mirror. Begins for Fantine the most astonishing of the investigations which will lead her to meet astonishing characters: Mr. Scrooge, Narcisse, Alice in Wonderland, the Stepmother… and many others! Combining equestrian prowess, acrobatics, humor, fantasy and songs, this magical show has something to delight young and old!

  • Whipped cream workshop
    Saturdays and Sundays from December 3 to 18, 2022 at 2 p.m.
    The Confrérie des Chevaliers Chantilly cream whippers teaches you how to whip the real Chantilly cream by hand.
  • Gigs
    Saturday December 10 from 2 p.m.
    The children’s and teenagers’ choirs of the Ménestrel (music conservatory of Chantilly and the Aire Cantilienne) welcome young singers from 6 to 9 years old and 10 to 18 years old. They follow a playful and lively learning of singing. They will interpret the most beautiful Christmas carols in the main courtyard of the castle to make you experience the magic of the holidays.
  • Christmas market
    From December 17, 2022 to January 2, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    A small traditional and gourmet Christmas market welcomes visitors as soon as they enter the park from December 17th. Come and discover the delicious crepes and waffles stand, the hot drinks stand and many other delicacies!
  • Exceptional exhibitions
    We take the opportunity to discover the exhibition of the Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques: ” the Duke of Aumale and Chantilly. 19th century photographs » devoted to the collection of photographs of the Duke of Aumale and the Château de Chantilly before and after its reconstruction. This is also the time to admire the exhibition on ” the creation of the Book Cabinet » and discover the secrets of one of the most beautiful libraries in the world thanks to this exceptional exhibition!

Exceptional entertainment, which should immerse young and old in the magical atmosphere of Christmas. Come on, let’s take your ticket for an enchanted day of celebration!

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