Santons Fairs in Provence

2017 Santons Fairs

With the arrival of the month of December, the santon-makers present their new collections at the santons fairs in Provence. It is THE event for all lovers of santons who come to complete their own collections, purchase a gift or just simply admire the craftspeople's handiwork and their colourful figurines.

In addition to the dates for the santons fairs, you will find a few of the other santon events that abound in the region at that time of year, including big exhibits of nativity scenes.

Santons Fairs in the Vaucluse (84)

Santons Fair in Carpentras (84)

The Santons Fair is taking place from December 13 to 30, 2017 

Opening hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm to 6:30 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12:30 and 2:30pm to 6:30.

Chapelle du Collège, rue du Collège

Information: +33 (0)4 90 63 00 78

Santons Fair in Orange (84)

From December 8 to 10, 2017.

Avenue Charles Dardun

Santons & Crafts Fair in Sorgues

Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017

Salle des Fêtes community hall

From 9am to 7pm on Saturday, 9am to 6pm on Sunday

Contact: +33 (0)4 90 39 71 23

Big Animated Provençal Nativity Scene in Sorgues

From November 27 to December 29, 2017

In 20m² setting, 140 santons are creatively displayed by a grand aficionado of the Provençal Christmas.

Salle Polyvalente community hall

Information: +33 (0)4 90 39 71 00

Nativity Scene at the Sainte Thècle Chapel in Séguret

December 2017

In one of the most beautiful villages of France, a Provençal nativity scene with unique santons in a unique décor.

Information, Mayor's Office: +33 (0)4 90 46 91 06.

1st Annual Santon-makers Fair in the Luberon

18 craftspeople and nativity scene designers from the Luberon present their creations.

Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017

Information: +33 (0)4 90 71 09 98

10th Annual Nativity Scenes Festival in Bonnieux

Everyday from December 10, 2017 to January 2, 2018.

The townspeople of Bonnieux are invited to exhibit their Nativity Scene in front of their doors or windows.

Information: +33 (0)4 90 75 80 06

The Nativity Scenes Circuit in Castellet 

From December 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018, everyday between 10am and 6pm.

Thirty Nativity Scenes to discover as you stroll through the village

Information: +33 (0)6 81 82 09 88

Santon fair in Provence

Santons Fairs in the Bouches du Rhône (13) in Provence

60th Annual International Santon-makers Fair in Arles (13)

November 18, 2017 to January 14, 2018 in the Saint Trophime cloister in the city centre, a hundred santon craftspeople.

Santons Fair in Arles (13)

November 18 and 19, 2017

Espace Van Gogh

Information: +33 (0)4 90 18 32 60

Santons Fair of Marseille 2017

November 18 to December 31, 2017

Place Général de Gaulle and Gabriel Péri near the Vieux Port. 

Santons Fair and Christmas market in Fontvieille (13)

November 11 and 12, 2017, Salle Polyvalente as well as on the square and in the streets of the village.

Information: +33(0)4 90 54 67 49

Santons Fair in les Baux de Provence (13)

October 27 to 29, 2017

Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs

Information: +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39

Santon Fair in Aix en Provence (13)

From November 17 to December 31, 2017

Esplanade Cezanne

Santon Fair in Tarascon (13)

The last weekend of November

Information: +33 (0)4 90 91 03 52

Santons of Provence, the olive pickers

Santons Fair in the Alpes de Haute Provence (04)

23rd Annual Santons Fair in Gréoux les Bains

From October 27 to November 5, 2017

Everyday from 2:30 to 6:30pm

Centre de Congrès l'Etoile congress centre, Avenue Pierre Brossolette

18 traditional Santon-makers present their creations "made in Provence".

Renseignements: +33(0)4 92 78 01 08

35th Santons Fair in Champtercier (04)

From November 25 through December 03, 2017

15 santon-makers.

Musical entertainment, make-up for children on the 1st Sunday and horse and cart rides on the 2nd Sunday.

Saturday December 2, at 7pm: Gospel Flame at the church of Champtercier, free admission.

From Monday to Friday from 1:30 to 6:30pm

Weekends from 10am to 6:30pm, open non-stop


Santons fair, the Provençal nativity scene

Santons Fairs in the Gard (30)

The Provençal Nativity Scene of Christmas in Comps (30)

11th edition from November 25, 2017 to January 28, 2018

Every weekend in the village church from 10:30am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5:30pm.

Santons Fair in Clarensac (30)

10th annual santons market

October 21 and 22, 2017

At the Foyer from 10am to 6pm

Gard aux Santons in Nîmes (30)

September 30 and October 1, 2017 from 10am to 19h

Some thirty exhibitors present their creations.

Santons and Traditions Christmas Market in Anduze (30)

December 2 and 3, 2017

Sale of santons, traditional crafts market, exhibition of santon villages, free activities for children...

Info: +33(0)4 92 78 01 08


Santons fair in the Var (83)

32nd Annual Santons Fair in Carqueiranne (83)

From November 25 to December 17, 2017

Monday to Friday from 2:30 to 6pm,

Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 6pm.

Inauguration of the Santons Fair at 11:30am on November 25th

An activity demonstrating the use of the clay for making santons will be offered on November 25th from 2:30 to 6pm (moulding of a DILANDRO santon that you can take home with you).

A nativity scene competition will also be organized for the people of Carqueiranne (registration at the fair from November 25th to December 12th).

Maison des Associations, Chemin du Petit Lac

83320 Carqueiranne

Info: +33(0)4 94 58 46 30 ou +33(0)6 51 69 17 23

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