Lille Christmas Market: Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November. The town boasts brilliant variations for shopping from high-street internationally recognised designer brands to its gorgeous boutiques full of local artisans selling their beautiful yet quirky home wares. Lille also takes pride in it’s fantastic range of Flemish influenced dining options with brassieres, gastronomic restaurants and coffee shops. The Lille Christmas Markets offer antique wooden chalets decorated with traditional festive foods, arts & crafts as well as an impressive Ferris Wheel all dominated by a monumental 18ft Christmas Tree in a fantastic location alongside the Grand’ Place. This trip offers coach, Shuttle Crossing & two nights at the 3* Ibis Lille Centre Gares hotel with buffet breakfast. The hotel is within walking distance of city centre & old Lille (The Grand Place, Vieux Lille, Grand Palais & Eura Lille Mall). The ibis Kitchen restaurant offers local and seasonal dishes, WIFI available free of charge throughout the hotel. On our Sunday return we travel first to the delightful town of Arras. The magnificent setting of the Grand Place plays host to the Arras Christmas market which, over the years, has become one of the largest in northern France. Wooden huts, a skating rink, carousel, musical events, workshops and mouth-watering smells: the Christmas village focuses on creating a festive atmosphere in anticipation of the Christmas season. With a final stop at a Calais Cash & Carry to stock up on wine & beer this trip should offer an excellent start to any ones Christmas shopping. Price £169.00 per person (sharing twin/double room). £59.00 Single room supplement.