Destination Christmas in Montauban

Activities throughout the city
The full schedule of Christmas entertainment in downtown Montauban from November 26 to December 24.
Heart of the city

Placement of the illuminations

Friday, November 26th

On the theme of travel. Meet at 6pm at 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 Esplanade des Fontaines for a beautiful finale!

Santa's Chalet

From Wednesday 8 to Friday 24 December

On the Penelope square in the presence of Santa Claus from 2pm to 7pm.

Santa Claus' stroll through the market

Saturday, December 11th

From 10am to 12pm, along the Saturday morning farmers’ market Allées de l’Empereur. From 2pm, Santa Claus will walk in the heart of the city.

Dance performance on a wall

Wednesday, December 15th

At 6:30 pm, Place Pénélope, WALL DANCE SHOW where the lunar universe of the masked characters of Cie Théâtre l’Écoutille meets the aerial dance of Cie Mattatoio Sospeso… A bubble of reverie between earth and moon!

Blue and white" stroll

Friday, December 17th

At 6pm, departure from the Esplanade des Fontaines with illuminated stilt-walkers, a bubbler and a violinist.

Sound, water and light show

From Friday 17 to Tuesday 21 December

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

Santa Claus' walkabout

Saturday, December 18th

On the market of the alleys from 10 am to 12 am and in the heart of the city from 2 pm.

Place Lalaque

Fairground atmosphere

From Friday December 10 to Sunday January 2

Rides and treats for the pleasure of the youngest!

Santa Claus on the market

Wednesday, December 8 & 15

Presence of Santa Claus from 10am to 12pm on the market.

Program of the Bus Station Hall

From Saturday 11 to Friday 24 December
  • Saturday, December 11: Motorcycle Santas entertainment
  • Sunday, December 12: Toy market, associations’ solidarity Christmas and musical entertainment
  • Saturday, December 18: Clothes market, associations’ Christmas of solidarity, musical entertainment and street theater
  • Sunday, December 19: Creator’s market, small exhibition of vintage vehicles and flea market
Esplanade des fontaines

Ice rink

From Saturday December 11 to Sunday January 2

Lace up your skates to enjoy the traditional Christmas skating rink. ATTENTION the health pass will be mandatory

5€ : the pair of skates included (Minimum age allowed : 3 years old)

More information, click here

Polar bubble

From Friday 10 to Friday 24 December

From 2pm to 7pm, setting up a polar bubble with animations for children in a fairy-tale 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 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 1am with :

  • Friday 10 at 6:30 pm: opening of the hall with Delight (covers and varieties)
  • Saturday 11 from 7:30 pm: with DJ Maalfy (electro / house)
  • Friday 17 from 7:30 pm: Jun Lives (covers and variety)
  • Saturday the 18th starting at 7:30pm: Joss (international variety)


Saturday, December 18th

At 5:30 p.m., stroll from the Esplanade des Fontaines to the bottom of the Pont des Consuls for the “Flying Santa’s Sleigh” show.

Flying Santa

From Saturday 18 to Thursday 23 December

Exclusively in Montauban, the real Flying Santa! Meet at the foot of the Pont des Consuls (1st passage at 6:00 pm then 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm)

Santa Claus

on the road

Saturday, December 11 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the market and 2-7 p.m. on the Esplanade/Downtown.
Sunday, December 12 2-7 p.m. on the Esplanade/Downtown
Wednesday, December 15 2-7 p.m. on the Esplanade/Downtown
Friday, December 17 2-7 p.m. on the Esplanade/Downtown
Saturday, December 18 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the market and 2-7 p.m. on the Esplanade/Downtown
Sunday, December 19 through Friday, December 24 2-7 p.m. on the Esplanade/Downtown

In cultural institutions

Christmas for the little ones of Montalban

Wednesday, December 8th

At 2pm at Eurythmics. Show “Quand je serai grand” by Sandou the magician, a dynamic and colorful quick-change show.

Doors open at 1:30 pm / free. Invitations to be picked up at City Hall reception from December 1.

Christmas show

Friday, December 17th

At 8:30 pm at the Olympe de Gouges theater. “Around the world in 80 minutes” brings together opera singers, cabaret singers, models and musicians to take you into a world of colors and famous harmonies from all over the world.

Doors open at 7:30 pm / free. Invitations to be picked up at the reception of the city hall from December 1.

Christmas at the museum

Tuesday, December 21st

The “Christmas at the Museum” children’s workshop at 2pm at the Ingres Bourdelle Museum. When art invites itself on the tree: come create your own Christmas ornaments using some optical illusion techniques!

Public: 7-10 years old / rate: 5€. By reservation only via

Advent calendar of the Memo

From Wednesday, December 1st to Friday, December 24th

Until December 24, answer a riddle from the Advent Calendar each day on the media library’s website. A draw among the correct answers will reward three winners with a prize-giving ceremony on January 8 during a festive and fun day at the Mémo with the Musée des Jouets de Montauban.

More info at

The winter workshops of the Mémo

Wednesday, December 15th

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

Children 3-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Free with a reservation

The winter workshops of the Mémo

Wednesday, December 15th

2-4pm – For ages 6-8. While waiting for Christmas, come and make a pop-up card in relief. As a gift, it will surprise the person 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 upon reservation.

Conservatory Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 18th

The Montauban Conservatory offers a Christmas concert at 8:30 pm at Eurythmie. A festive and colorful event where students offer a concert on the eve of the end-of-year celebrations, with the choirs and orchestras of the Conservatoire de musique et de danse du Grand Montauban.

Free without reservation. Information at 05 63 22 13 65 or

Screening of short films

Saturday, December 18th

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

Duration: 44 minutes. Free with registration.