Christmas 2023 at Saint-Raphaël et Fréjus

Like every year, the cities of Saint-Raphaël and Fréjus offer numerous festive events to perpetuate the magic of Christmas. During this period, many families from all over France come together around these festivities. What a joy for grandparents to share with their grandchildren and children these magical moments and unforgettable memories that only the end-of-year celebrations are able to create.

This article was written on November 1, 2023. Some events may have been canceled since its last update on November 15, 2023.

The toy fair on November 19, 2023 in Fréjus.

Starting from November 19, 2023, from 8 AM to 3 PM, the Auréliens school group is organizing a toy fair on the forecourt and parking lot of the nursery school located on Avenue Général Norbert Riera. The funds raised from this friendly and family-oriented garage sale will be donated to the schools. If you are an individual and would like to reserve a stand (€15 for 3 linear meters), please contact the school at this email address:

Saturday, December 9, 2023, the illumination of Saint-Raphaël

Starting at 5:30 PM at the cultural center, the city’s illumination will be triggered thanks to the numerous Christmas decorations installed since November 1. Over 463,000 LED bulbs will be lit every day until 1 AM to save up to 73% of energy. But let’s not be mistaken; Christmas illuminations remain the specialty of the city of the archangel, which has decided to bring the magic of Christmas to both young and old.

From 6:00 PM, the Christmas parade will begin its musical wanderings throughout the city. A new enchanting projection will adorn the basilica, and a fireworks display by the seaside will conclude this day.

The Saint-Raphaël Christmas Market from December 9, 2023 to January 7, 2024

By the sea, on the Lattre de Tassigny promenade, the Saint-Raphaël Christmas market will consist of around thirty chalets offering delicacies and traditional products linked to the end-of-year celebrations.

To see the Saint-Raphaël’s Christmas decorations

The gourmet forest with marmots on Place Lamartine. The Provençal crèche installed at the cultural center from December 6 to January 8. The arch of gourmet hearts on Place Sadi Carnot. The giant tree and Santa’s house installed on Place Pierre Coullet. On the old port, the illuminated boats and the giant gingerbread house of the Jardin Bonaparte which will not fail to make all gourmands salivate. The living nativity scene at the Basilica of Notre Dame on December 17 at 4 p.m.

Christmas activities not to be missed in Saint-Raphaël.

A ride on the Ferris wheel revealing all the decorations of the city. The little train and carriage rides from December 17 to 30, rue Alphonse Karr.

Bungee trampolines for children and the ice rink for rollerblading on the Continental esplanade.

The Santa Claus the December 23, 2023.

On Friday, December 23, the haute couture and gourmet parade will accompany Santa Claus to the Bonaparte garden. A spectacular event that is sure to amaze young and old alike.

The great fireworks display of Saint-Raphaël on December 31

Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Bonaparte garden to watch the superb end-of-year fireworks display from the sea.

Christmas 2023 in Fréjus.

The city of Fréjus will also offer numerous enchanting activities from December 8, 2023, to January 7, 2024. Over 300 decorations will illuminate the city at nightfall to evoke wonder in both the young and the old. A 3D Santa Claus, funny penguins, and teddy bears will be responsible for spreading joy and animation throughout the city and spreading good cheer.

Fréjus Christmas Market 2023
This year, the Christmas market will be open from December 8, 2023, to January 7, starting at 11 AM, with evening hours on weekends. You will discover treats and many unique gift ideas.

Christmas Funfair at Place Agricola
Many activities will be offered for both children and adults at the Christmas funfair at Place Agricola. Santa Claus will be present.

Santon Fair in Fréjus from December 2 to 20.
As every year, the Miograno association organizes the Santon fair in the Riculphe hall of the Fréjus town hall, open from 10 AM to 6:30 PM. Over 25 santonniers from all over Provence will present their creations. Classic santons depicting the Nativity scene, as well as more modern figurines representing celebrities like the famous Professor Raoult or embodying modern professions (ice cream vendor, restaurateur, athletes), can be found. Santa Claus and his elves are also represented, along with an countless number of animals. All these clay santons, as tradition dictates, are exclusively handmade and hand-painted. A visual delight for both young and old not to be missed in the Riculphe hall of the Town Hall from December 2 to 20, 2023.

The Grand Fireworks of Fréjus on December 25
Facing the sea, the city of Fréjus will also offer a superb fireworks display on December 25 by the seaside to celebrate Christmas Day and make it even more magical.

Find accommodation in Saint Raphael for the 2023 Christmas holidays

If you’re looking for accommodation in Saint-Raphaël for the Christmas holidays in 2023, the Villa Giovanna located in the Valescure district near Agay, decorated for the year-end festivities, is available for rent from December 9, 2023, to January 31, 2024. It can welcome you to spend a magical Christmas 2023 with your family in Saint-Raphaël. For more information and to make a reservation, you can visit their website: Villa Giovanna. Enjoy your stay and have a wonderful Christmas holiday in Saint-Raphaël!