The end of year holidays are approaching, so it's the start of the Christmas festivities in town. This year once again the program of activities is full.

In the city center of Bourges

Fridays and Saturdays: 11h - 20h30
From Sunday to Thursday: 11h - 19h30
Sunday December 24: 11h - 18h

The Christmas Village

Santa Claus and his elves once again set down their suitcases at the foot of the Cathedral 8 at 24 december. Around them, around fifty chalets to find the ideal gift idea and taste the traditional gastronomic products of this period. For a comforting break, you can warm up with a gourmet hot chocolate or a mulled wine. Christmas Tavern.

Right in front of the Tourist Office, and to keep the children waiting until the big day, the Carousel will delight the little ones. As for the more daring, they can take a ride in the Christmas sleigh, parked just behind the Santa's House.
On the program of events this year: games, workshops, face painting, et musical shows we will punctuate the alleys of the Christmas village as well as the streets of Bourges.

New 2023 : A big Wheel 40m high appeared right in front of Saint-Étienne Cathedral! Enough to gain height and enjoy an exceptional view of the city.

Throughout the month of December

Big Christmas competition from the Tourist Office

Du 1er as of December 22 2023 at 12 p.m., go to the Tourist Office store to try to win one of the 3 prizes on offer including 1 year of tourist offers !
Every day, for any purchase, with no minimum amount, a participation form will be given to you which will allow you to try your luck.

Christmas wreath workshop

Christmas often rhymes with decoration and magic, the tree and its traditional garlands without forgetting the wreath on the front door. The festivities can finally begin. Give free rein to your imagination and come design your own Christmas wreath with Frédéric Thélinge, nature animator.

At the Avaricum shopping center

Santa Claus and his elf stopover in Avaricum from December 6 to 23 to take a photo with the children, listen to their wishes and collect the letters left in his mailbox installed at the shopping center.

Personalized shows, strolls and gourmet entertainment are also on the program to let yourself be distracted between two windows…

Escape Game at the Museum

During the holidays, young and old will have to solve the puzzles and elucidate the investigation of “Endangered Gifts!” at the Museum.

An exploration notebook will also be available throughout the vacation for adventurous children (from 8 years old) at the Museum reception.

From December 23 to January 7: every day at 14h30 and 16h30
(All public from 6 years old)

Ursine celebrates Christmas

Ursine, the Bourges bear, comes out of hibernation again this year to let you enjoy the Christmas scenography at the Hôtel Lallemant.

From November 24 to December 20: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17:30 p.m. to 21 p.m.
From December 21 to 30 (except December 24): every day from 17:30 a.m. to 21 p.m.

And many other activities in different places in the city are on the program, stories, screenings, shows, concerts, workshops... Consult the complete program to find out more!