What to Do in Lyon in December 2018


December: a month characterised by chilly mornings, snow, and of course, Christmas. You won’t be short of things to do in Lyon in December to get you into the festive spirit. A must-see is of course the Christmas market at Place Carnot, where you can pick up artisan gifts for friends and family.

But if you’re looking to escape the cold, there’s plenty of exhibitions at Lyon’s museums, such as Yokainoshima, Spirits of Japan at the Musée des Confluences.

Don’t worry art-lovers, you’ve not been forgotten- you’re in for a real treat this December. Exhibitions include: Art, the way of peace at Lyon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts, the showcasing of Bernard Buffet’s works at the Jean Couty Museum, and the exhibition on Bernard Venet’s works at the Musée d’art contemporain.

As you’d expect in Lyon, the festive season also calls for festive foods. Don’t forget to try raclette cheese, mulled wine, and ‘papillote’ chocolates- true cornerstones of Lyonnaise Christmas cuisine.

Things to do in December