Du 1 December au 7th January 2023

Activities for children and adults, gastronomy and even Christmas markets. “Happy Vitré!” » 2023 edition, offers a range of activities, illuminations and shows fully participating in the magic of the end-of-year celebrations.

The program of festivities in the Pays de Vitré is accessible is here !

Find activities for children and adults, creative workshops and even Christmas markets. Vitré and its surroundings offer their share of activities, illuminations and shows that fully participate in the magic of the end-of-year celebrations.

©Vitré Community – Max Juillot

Christmas entertainment during the holidays in Vitré

“In search of the Christmas spirit”, a mystery investigation at the Château de Vitré

“A legend says that every year, for hundreds of years, a painting gives life to a specter at Christmas time... One night, a famous YouTuber and her team infiltrate the Vitré castle to check the history. In the early morning, the YouTuber disappeared, leaving behind only the last video shot... What happened? Take on the challenge by going in search of the Christmas spirit. A fun and light game for the whole family. »

to know :

Every day during the school holidays from December 22, 2023 to January 6, 2024 (except Sundays December 24 and 31)

3 sessions per day: 18:30 p.m., 19:30 p.m., 20:30 p.m. and a game duration of 45 min.

Prices: €7, €4 half-price (under 18s)

Christmas entertainment in Vitré

From December 10, several events are organized: balloon sculpture, magician and makeup stand, stroll along the stands and through the streets, all to the sound of the fanfare. On certain afternoons, families can stroll the streets of the city center carriage !

Christmas Markets:

The marchés de Noël in Vitré will take place on Fridays 8 and 15, Saturdays 9 and 16 and Sundays 10 and 17 December, on the Place du Château, where around fifteen stands will be set up for the occasion.

Le Carrousel from Friday December 1 to Sunday January 7, 2024:

Present for several years in Vitré, the wooden horse riding school returns to take over the Place du Château du 1er December to January 7 to the delight of young and old alike!

Those nostalgic will be delighted to accompany the youngest on a short ride on the merry-go-round with a view of the Castle of Vitré !

Pratical information

Meet at Place du Château de Vitré.

From Friday December 1st to Friday December 22nd : Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 16 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 15 p.m. to 19:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 15 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Exceptional opening on Sundays 10 and 17: from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.

From Saturday 23 December to Sunday 7 January : Open every day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 19:30 p.m. (closed Monday December 25 and Monday January 1).

Animations de Noel La Guerche de Bretagne
©Max Juillot

Christmas entertainment at La Guerche-de-Bretagne

Le Sunday 17 December :

A carousel will be present to take the children twirling, the Christmas market will take place from 10 a.m.

La elf race, an urban trail for children in the city center, begins at 15:40 p.m.

See you at 17 p.m. for the traditional descent of Santa's bell tower at the foot of the Basilica, followed by a photo session in Teddy's garden and distribution of candy!

A fireworks show will take place around 18 p.m. The day will take place in music with different concerts and dance shows.

Activities in the surrounding towns:

Saturday 2 December:

Around forty exhibitors are present at the christmas market Damaged.

On the christmas market Balaze, activities will punctuate the day, including Bagad Dor Vras from 15:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.

Friday December 8:

From the end of the afternoon, find mulled wine stands and the arrival of Santa Claus during Christmas marketArgentre-du-Plessis.

Saturday 9 December:

The traditional christmas market Broons-sur-Vilaine will come alive in particular with music with the Vitré conservatory.

Carriage rides from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. during the Christmas marketErect.

Saturday 9 December:

From 10 a.m. to 18 p.m., meet local producers and artisans who will be present at the christmas market Louvigne-de-Bais. You can fill your Christmas baskets with handmade, original and above all quality gifts.

Ride in sled dogs for children aged 4 to 10 christmas market Torced from 14 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.

Christmas village in Bais where events will take place and where you will find traders, craftsmen, enthusiasts... Enough to sell you beautiful products and think about your Christmas gifts.

Festive Christmas in Châteaubourg!

“Christmas Swing” concert with Anna Stevens at 12 p.m., 14 p.m. and 16 p.m. and zip line in Parc du Bel-air!

Christmas market and children's garage sale.

Christmas Gourmand'Izé #3nd edition

Les Gourmand'Ize de Noël – Musical festival of local good eating!

Culinary and cultural life resumes its colors of yesteryear, the opportunity to announce the 3nd edition of the Christmas Gourmand'Izé.

See you on December 16 and 17, 2023 for a full weekend of festivities with even more entertainment: a rich program around food with culinary workshops for young and old, stands of local producers but also an ice rink ecological, dances, musicians and continuous catering.

Admission and parking are free. For all.

Organized by the festival committee and the parents' associations of the Saint-Etienne-des-Eaux and Lucie-Aubrac schools.

Les Gourmand'Izé: music, Christmas and local good food!