The Christmas market of Sarlat 2022

Sarlat la Canéda
The Christmas market  ...

The Sarlat Christmas Market takes place this year 2022, from December 7 to 31 on the Place de la Grande Rigaudie. Come and enjoy the magic of Christmas in Sarlat, visit the city, its illuminations and stroll among the 70 gift chalets. Delicious and catering chalets await you, come and sit under the tables sheltered in the middle of the market. You will also find local products, craftsmen, creators and entertainment (concerts and shows). Every Christmas, the Sarlat Christmas Market sports different colors and a different destination: this year, we are going to Ireland !

-Video made in 2019-


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A friendly and family place

The Christmas market is a friendly and family place. We find the latest Christmas gifts there, we discover new things and/or flavors. It's a pleasure to stroll through the aisles and chat with the merchants.



There are of course the flagship products of the Christmas markets, the most traditional but also new each year. Objects in all materials, worked by local craftsmen, books by authors from the region, modern decoration and all colors, artisanal soaps, comic book stands, flavored oils, hand-woven textiles. handmade with hair from all kinds of animals, artisanal papers, jewelery made by craftsmen, scented candles... It's a benchmark for good gift ideas for the whole family !


Take the opportunity to visit the city of Sarlat, read our TOP 10 visits to Sarlat and around.



Sarlat market gift ideas

Will you resist these gift ideas? A laser-cut book, handmade soaps, delicious macaroons, exquisite cheese?


The chalet of retro photos is the perfect place to make an original souvenir of your visit to the market. You choose an outfit from yesteryear and you leave with a very good memory under the tree, whether with family, couple or friends!



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Entertainment for young and old

Sarlat also has two covered ice rinks for fun even if it rains (Place de la Grande Rigaudie). You can rent skates in your size, or bring your own. I recommend that you take gloves and a cap, so as not to hurt yourself if you fall... Children can also have fun on a mini ice rink for them, where they can slide using a trolley to push.


Sarlat Christmas Market
Photo from the Sarlat Tourist Office


Ice Rink Info (2022):

From December 7 to 16:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.


From December 17 to 31:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Closing at 6 p.m., December 24 and 31
Closed on Sundays December 25 and January 1

5€ the session (1h) - 25 € the book of 6 sessions
€1 per session for children under 5 years old
7€ Dancefloor entry (over 10 years old)

Come have fun with music! 4 dancefloor evenings are scheduled in December!


The Sarlat ice rinkThe toy library


Come with the family, all day long during the holidays, the toy library organizes activities for children and DIY workshops, there is also a circuit of small cars and small shows. You can take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage , admire the artists who perform in the market and also concerts and Christmas carols.

Don't forget to take a selfie on the panels reserved for this purpose at the entrance to the Christmas Market, like in a snow- covered ball and... to put your letter in Santa's mailbox! And to come and see him, in his chalet (the little ones are always amazed by it).

Treat yourself to a treat, such as a pancake, cotton candy, macaroons, grilled chestnuts or a toffee apple... This is the ideal place to taste these deliciously regressive sweets...


Sarlat Christmas Market
Photo from the Sarlat Tourist Office


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A place to find gifts and treat yourself

All your senses are called upon when you walk through the aisles:

  • The taste with the stands of sweet and savory delicacies
  • The view with the illuminations and the decorations
  • The sense of smell from the regional artisanal products
  • Touch it thanks to the decoration chalets and puzzles
  • Hearing thanks to the good music playing on a loop on the market, it feels like a Christmas movie :)

There are many producers in the region who offer you organic wines, duck burgers, cheeses, craft beers, woolen clothes…
The Christmas market in the capital of Périgord Noir also offers many activities: Irish music parade, Celtic dances, concerts on weekends, children's entertainment and a mapping in the heart of the medieval city, every evening throughout the school holidays.

All activities are free, all in the Christmas spirit that makes us dream! This market is not only intended for sharing and good humor for all its visitors, from 0 to 110 years old!


Consult the 2022 entertainment program here (i nfr)



Take the opportunity to take a walk in town!


Find out more, timetables

  • The 70 chalets are open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays until 10 p.m. The 13 chalets of the place gourmande will be open until 11 p.m. on weekends and every evening during school holidays. December 24 and 31 closing at 6 p.m. Closed December 25 all day.
  • Father Christmas is of course there! He will be present every weekend, Wednesday and every day during the holidays until December 24th. Come and meet him in his cabin.
  • More info on the Sarlat Christmas market mini-site (in fr)


Do you want to come and spend a weekend in Sarlat? Are you looking for a hotel, a holiday cottage? Consult our section dedicated to accommodation near Sarlat.

How about taking a ride in the city's panoramic elevator?

Join us on the Facebook page of the Guide du Périgord to organize your holidays.


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