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Christmas destination in Montauban

Entertainment throughout the city
The full program of Christmas entertainment in downtown Montauban from November 26 to December 24.
City center

Launch of the illuminations

Friday November 26

On the theme of travel. Meet at 6 p.m. Place Roosevelt for a fire show followed by a stroll to Place du Coq for the launch of the illuminations, then the departure of the beautiful and luminous cavalcade to the Esplanade des Fontaines for a beautiful final!

Santa's Chalet

From Wednesday 8 to Friday 24 December

On the Place Pénélope in the presence of Father Christmas from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Santa Claus walk in the market

Saturday December 11

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., along the Saturday morning farmers’ market Allées de l’Empereur. From 2 p.m., Santa Claus stroll through the heart of the city.

Dance show on wall

Wednesday December 15

At 6.30 p.m., Place Pénélope, WALL DANCE SHOW where the lunar universe of masked characters from Cie Théâtre l’Écoutille meets the aerial dance from Cie Mattatoio Sospeso … A dreamy bubble between earth and moon!

"Blue and white" stroll

Friday 17th December

At 6 p.m., departure from the Esplanade des Fontaines with illuminated stilts, a bulleuse and a violinist.

Sound, water and light show

From Friday 17 to Tuesday 21 December

Every evening at 7 p.m. at the kiosk with water jets, pyrotechnics and laser show … 40 minutes of magical show.

Santa Claus stroll

Saturday, December 18

On the aisle market from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in the city center from 2 p.m.

Lalaque square

Fun fair atmosphere

From Friday December 10 to Sunday January 2

Rides and treats for the enjoyment of the youngest

Santa in the market

Wednesdays 8 & 15 December

Presence of Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the market.

Program of the Halle de la Gare Routière

From Saturday 11 to Friday 24 December
  • Saturday December 11: Animation of Santa Claus bikers
  • Sunday December 12: Toy fair, solidarity Christmas for associations and musical entertainment
  • Saturday, December 18: Clothing market, solidarity Christmas for associations, musical entertainment and street theater
  • Sunday December 19: Designer market, small exhibition of vintage vehicles and flea market
Esplanade of the fountains

Ice skating rink

From Saturday 11 December to Sunday 2 January

Put on your skates to enjoy the traditional Christmas ice rink. PLEASE NOTE the health pass will be compulsory

Polar bubble

From Friday 10 to Friday 24 December

From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., setting up a polar bubble with entertainment for children in a magical setting with the early childhood service and the MJC.

Gourmet hall

From Friday 10 to Friday 24 December

Catering in a friendly atmosphere – open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. with:

  • Friday 10 am to 6.30 pm: inauguration of the hall with Delight (covers and varieties)
  • Saturday 11 from 7:30 p.m .: with DJ Maalfy (electro / house)
  • Friday 17th from 7:30 p.m .: Jun Lives (covers and variety)
  • Saturday 18 from 7:30 p.m .: Joss (international variety)


Saturday, December 18

At 5.30 pm, stroll from the Esplanade des Fontaines to the bottom of the Pont des Consuls for the “Flying Santa Claus’ sleigh” show

Flying santa claus

From Saturday 18 to Thursday 23 December

Exclusively in Montauban, the real flying Santa Claus! Meet at the foot of the Pont des Consuls (1st passage at 6 p.m. then 6.30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.)

In cultural establishments

Christmas for the little Montalbanais

Wednesday December 8

At 2 p.m. at Eurythmy. Show “When I will be big” by Sandou the magician, a dynamic and colorful quick-change show.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. / free. Invitations to be collected at the reception of the town hall from December 1st.

Christmas show

Friday 17th December

At 8:30 p.m. at the Olympe de Gouges theater. “Around the World in 80 Minutes” brings together lyrical singers, cabaret singers, models and musicians to take you into a world of colors and famous harmonies from the four corners of the world.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. / free. Invitations to be collected at the reception of the town hall from December 1st.

Christmas at the museum

Tuesday, December 21

The children’s workshop “Christmas at the museum” at 2 p.m. at the Ingres Bourdelle museum. When art invites itself on the tree: come and create your own Christmas balls using certain optical illusion techniques!

Public: 7-10 years old / price: 5 €. By reservation only via https://museeingresbourdelle.com

Memo Advent Calendar

From Wednesday December 1 to Friday December 24

Until December 24, take a daily riddle from the Advent calendar on the media library website. A draw among the correct answers will reward three winners with a prize-giving ceremony on January 8 for a festive and fun day at the Mémo with the Montauban Toys Museum.

More info on https://www.mediatheque-montauban.com/

Memo's winter workshops

Wednesday December 15

From 10:30 am to 11:00 am – For 3-5 years old. I was born under the snowflakes in the garden next door. A little hat and a broom, a muffler around the neck, a carrot for the nose, mittens to warm me up and little eyes to greet you. Did you unmask me in the cold of the starry night? Yes ? So come and meet me on Wednesday December 15 at the Mémo.

Child 3-5 years accompanied by an adult. Free on reservation

Memo's winter workshops

Wednesday December 15

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – For 6-8 year olds. While waiting for Christmas, come make a pop-up card in relief. To offer, it will surprise the one who receives it. And to decorate the tree, Rudolph the reindeer of Santa Claus will be your star in the night to guide you to your house.

Free on reservation

Christmas concert at the Conservatory

Saturday, December 18

The Conservatoire de Montauban offers a Christmas concert at 8:30 p.m. at Eurythmie. Great festive and colorful meeting where the students offer a concert on the eve of the end of year celebrations, with the choirs and orchestras of the Conservatory of Music and Dance of Grand Montauban.

Free without reservation. Information on 05 63 22 13 65 or conservatoire@ville-montauban.fr

Screening of short films

Saturday, December 18

At 10:30 am at the Mémo. Four short animated films on the Christmas theme for all ages from 3 years old: “The Snow Rabbit, Tale of a Night, the Moufle and finally Pirouette and the Christmas tree.

Duration: 44 minutes. Free upon registration.