What to do in Lille this weekend? (1, 2 and 3 December 2023)

What to do in Lille this weekend? The final stretch towards Christmas, with the beautiful decorations, the freshness that goes well, the Christmas markets, by designers that take place in Lille and its surroundings. Beautiful cultural and fun events to discover also in the capital of Flanders. Come on, let’s do our program!

❤ Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December – Photo with Santa Claus + designer market + Moroccan market + ATM at Lillenium ❤

The children will be in heaven because this Saturday and Sunday is big and long-awaited meeting with Santa Claus ! From 2pm to 7pm, on the 2nd floor of the center, they can come and pose immortalize this beautiful moment for free. Simply download the Lillenium app. Another unmissable event of the weekend, a market with around fifteen creators, like every Saturday and Sunday until December 24th. It takes place from 10am to 7pm on the 1st floor. And why not take a detour on the ground floor to discover the Moroccan market ? This Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 7pm. Finally and icing on the cake, come and test it out the incredible money making machine on center stage with €3,000 in Lillenium gift cards and surprises to discover at traders.
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Friday, December 1, 2023

6pm – Mouvaux Christmas Market + Santa Claus

It’s the Christmas Market, in the heart of the city of Mouvaux for 3 days. 50 exhibitors, catering area, entertainment, concerts, carousel and the presence of Santa Claus. Perfect for families. Especially for the opening night of the market, this Friday, December 1st, at 6pm, with Santa Claus descending from the roof of L’étoile – Scène de Mouvaux.
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7:30 pm – Ball of the Century at the Lille Opera

To celebrate the building’s 100th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of its reopening, a huge ballroom is installed across the entire floor of the Great Hall. Promoted by families during the “children’s dances” offered on the occasion of Happy Days at the end of November, this ephemeral 600 m2 dance floor opens to everyone for two exceptional nights, on the 1st and 2nd of December. We will dance to the rhythm of the Lille-Fives Harmony Orchestra and the Swing Birds, the Taraf Dékalé orchestra from the Lille de Tire-Laine company, the Legendary Vinii Revlon for a voguing dance and the Dj & Vj set by Fanny Bouyagui from Apm001 – Art Point M with Sébastien Lejeune and Thierry Capeau on decks.
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8:00 pm – Aime Simone in concert at Condition Publique de Roubaix

French singer, songwriter and producer of Norwegian origin, born in Paris, Aime Simone is already the author of Say Yes, Say No, her first album recorded in Berlin, released in July 2020, which includes her certified single d’or ‘Shining Light ( +28 million streams). An album and a title that revealed Aime Simone’s music. Based on emotion, her compositions combine the delicacy of pop composition and the club music that Aime fed on during her years in Berlin. A musical style that Aime Simone describes as “post pop”.
His new album Oh Glory is an introspective album, an emotional photograph that captures the incisive moments of his travels between Berlin, Los Angeles, Vienna, Paris.
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8pm – The Terrible Night for the Terrible Children of Marquette

It’s the new monthly meeting every first Friday of the month Aux enfants terribles. The principle is simple: good music, great cocktails, a working team and lots of surprises! Enough to spend a memorable night! See you on December 1st, from 8pm, for the first LA TERRIBLE night! For this premiere the theme will be: WHITE PARTY, so bring your best white look! On the agenda: DJs, artists who will set the dance floor on fire, a glitter bar… The bar and kitchen team prepares lots of good snacks and killer cocktails! Dress code: Matte white. Ends 1 hour.
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Saturday, December 2, 2023

10am – Special guided family visit to the Ferme du Vinage in Roncq

During the Christmas market, the winery offers a guided family tour with a surprise from Saint Nicholas. On the program: Discovering the cheese factory, Discovering the creation, the calves and the milking robot, A homemade snack and hot chocolate at the end of the visit. Places are free for children under 5 years old. Reservation required on our website. 3€
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11am – Christmas market for creators at the Wambrechies distillery

On the 2nd and 3rd of December, from 11am to 6pm, come and enjoy a unique market in the heart of the distillery courtyard. You will find spirits, textiles, accessories, jewelry, etc. You will find what you are looking for with the designers and the boutique. For the weekend, we offer baskets with products from the distillery as well as promotional offers.
The distillery bar will also be open all day so you can enjoy a beer, a spirit, a seasonal cocktail or even a glass of wine while you shop.
To eat, friends from the Lille croquettes team will also be present to offer you delicious homemade croquettes!
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11am – Find your ugly Christmas sweater at Mother in Lille

La Mother helps you find your cutest Christmas sweater. Louis, also known as Funny Vintage, is preparing a delicious selection for us and invites you to come and discover it next Saturday! Obviously, there will be something for every desire and, above all, for every budget: from a slightly kitsch sweatshirt to make your friends laugh, to a high-quality sweater that you will keep for a lifetime!
For our part, we’ll keep you warm with hot Irish toddies, mulled wine and ultra-comforting little treats all afternoon long. From 11am to 5pm at Mother de Lille.
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3:00 pm – Tour Saint-Nicolas in Tourcoing

The Friends of Tourcoing and the carillon organize, as every year, the traditional “São Nicolau”, on Saturday, December 2nd, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Saint Nicholas, accompanied by Father Fouettard and his donkey, will distribute sweets and gifts to the little ones who behaved well. Two shows will also be offered: A storytelling show in the Saint-Christophe winter chapel. A musical story show by the Compagnie du Tire-Laine in P’tit Quinquin. As for Saint Nicolas and Père Fouettard, they will circulate in the City Center from 3pm to 6pm!
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5pm – Oyster Festival at Hippodrome Marcq

The Marcq-Madagascar association invites you to its famous Oyster Festival at the Marcq en Baroeul race track! Well, it looks like there’s a lot of gray hair… But when we hear the word oyster, we forget everything. Reservations by phone 06 22 75 79 13 or by email: contact@marcq-madagascar.fr. New: oyster bar and musical entertainment on Saturdays, from 5pm to 8pm. Plus: drawing workshop for children, painting and photography exhibitions, takeaway, drive and Click & Collect! Come and have fun supporting Madagascar!
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6:00 pm – Anniversary of La Blonde bar and Tractopelle fanfare in Lille

It’s one of our favorite bars because it has a certain feeling of party and detachment! La Blonde knows how to celebrate birthdays in style and we guarantee a great party for the occasion. The Tractopelle fanfare will provide the sound entertainment by covering hits from France and Navarra, in an uplifting atmosphere. Throw treats and free shot if you come dressed as a blonde.
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8pm – Nicolas Pourcheresse gastronomic dinner at Matériaux Authentiques in Tourcoing

Matériaux Authentiques is pleased to welcome a renowned chef throughout the month of December, with 35 years of experience punctuated by culinary trips. Nicolas Pourcheresse, multiple Michelin stars, in perpetual search for excellence, traces his path in the vast universe of gastronomy. Come and spend a magical night in an authentic environment, enriched by a unique gastronomic experience. 10 dates available in December, with capacity limited to 50 guests per night.
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Sunday, December 3, 2023

10am – Geek Days at Lille Grand Palais

Geek Days returns to Lille! The unmissable event that brings together a multitude of worlds around Geek culture. Join all the fans of video games, manga, pop culture… Meet your streamers, your YouTubers, your favorite actors and come and experience all the activities: escape room games, virtual reality, video game tournaments, cosplay competitions, games board games, stage entertainment…
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10am – Christmas market at Ephémère in Wasquehal

If you are near Wasquehal, consider spending time in L’Ephémère, a well-known place in the area to take advantage of good deals. L’Ephémère turns into a Christmas market this Sunday. with the program, countless creators, lots of Christmas music, food trucks, gifts in the thousands, entertainment, “Ohohohoh” decoration and a magnificent Christmas tree. A moment that turns decisively towards ready-to-wear for men and women with precious stones to unearth.
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10am – Bazar flea market in Lille

La Brocante du Bazaar is THE monthly meeting for lovers of unique and vintage decoration. One Sunday a month, we invite you to come and hunt for the most beautiful jewelry for your interiors at the Halles du Bazaar. An event that is growing and has a large audience, who don’t want to wait for the Lille sale to go hunting.
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12pm – Brunch at Gastama in Lille

In the beautiful, recently renovated bar, The People brunch becomes a meeting point for delicacies. A Sunday full, varied and 100% made with love. All-you-can-eat buffet, including hot and cold drinks and a multitude of options. Once brunch is over, you can curl up on the benches, enjoy the terrace, play a board game, listen to our soothing playlist, read a book, work… One thing is for sure, brunch is always a good idea. €20 per person (50% for children under 12 years old).
Our selection of the best brunches in Lille

3pm – Children’s workshop at the Lille Photography Institute

Every Sunday, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, children aged 6 to 13 are invited, without their parents, to a workshop especially designed for them, to discover the world of photography while having fun. This Sunday, December 3rd: Tactile Images Workshop. Create images by mixing different materials and textures. €5. By reservation.
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❤ Thank you to brasserie Célestin for the meeting at Bar Inconnu!!! ❤

After a few years of waiting, we relaunched the meeting in an unknown bar. A secret place where an evening based on meetings, socializing and small games takes place. For this grand return, we opted for the beautiful and discreet brasserie Célestin in Marquette lez Lille. A bar located for the occasion in the heart of the brewery, facing the barrels and beautiful casks. One of the most beautiful brewing institutions that you certainly know is YUZU or DIX that make the brewery’s reputation. If the Marquette Brewery is open to visitors, you can also privatize this magical place for your professional or private events!

The free Advent calendar to read, listen to and color for ages 2 to 8

Prochedemoi reveals a free, digital and charming advent calendar for the holidays! Every day, discover a new chapter of a unique story to read to children accompanied by its coloring and animated audio version. From December 1st, Prochedemoi.fr will reveal a new calendar window on its website. Behind each window there is an enchanting story, told with passion and especially designed to captivate and develop the imagination of young listeners.
You can print it or view it on your phone. This happens here

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