Christmas in Arles

A wonderful annual event in Arles, the Drôles de Noël Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Check the program and don’t miss this enchanting, family festival.
By Justine Fiordelli

It’s a fact! The magic of Christmas will occupy the streets of Arles from Saturday 20 to Wednesday 24 December 2014 on the occasion of the 10th edition of the Drôles de Noël festival. Created by the city in 2004, this street arts festival has made quite a name for itself, welcoming nearly 200 national and international companies and more than 250,000 spectators since its inception.

This year, the event features five days of festivities with a program combining street theater, storytelling, music, circus and light and taking place in the most beautiful heritage sites of the city of Arles, such as the Place de la République or the forecourt in front of the Amphitheatre, thus making for a wonderful atmosphere. For the 2014 edition, Drôles de Noël features more than 60 free events from 20 professional companies. Fans of fireworks? Don’t miss “Les Allumeurs d’Étoiles” by the company Lilou. Inspired by the stars in the sky, this show combines magic, light, stilts, opera and fireworks, for a glittering experience that will really blow you away!

Drôles de Noël Festival
20-24 December 2014 in Arles
www.arlestourisme.com
The Drôles de Noël Festival Celebrates its 10th Birthday!
The Drôles de Noël Festival Celebrates its 10th Birthday!
Show "Les Allumeurs d'Etoiles"
Photography David Pommier
The Drôles de Noël Festival Celebrates its 10th Birthday!
The Drôles de Noël Festival Celebrates its 10th Birthday!
Gandini Juggling - "Glow"
DR
The Drôles de Noël Festival Celebrates its 10th Birthday!
The Drôles de Noël Festival Celebrates its 10th Birthday!
The compagny of 4 seasons - "Le P'tit Manège fait main 4"
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