The fir trees are being installed in the city center of Niort. The light strings are hung. No doubt Christmas approach. The launch of the festivities is scheduled, the Saturday 7 December. Companies are expected in the streets as early as 16 hours to offer their shows. There will be the opening of the Christmas marketsthe rinkthe luge track. At 18 hours, the beginning of the illuminations and the projections on the Dungeon. A fireworks will also be taken from the place de la Brèche at 19: 30.
New : projections in 3D on the Dungeon
For the first time a show in 3D, a mapping will be projected on the Dungeonthe image of what is already done at Poitiers or Tours. “Last year, it was a projection of images. This is actually a animation that is going to give us the impression that we walk inside the Dungeon”, “says Patrick Gréau, head of the event service of the city hall of Niort. Projections that go last longer this year. Up to the end of the holiday, the 5th of January.
There are 12 companies will also offer performances in the streets. There will be music with brass bands. The Christmas markets back alley fair, up of the Temple, and of course place the Dungeon with 40 chaletsoccupied by artisans. “These really are people who produce what they offer for sale. This is one of our criteria”insists Patrick Gréau.
And then, the inevitable father Christmas has planned a few stops at Niort. He has, it seems, left his reindeer at rest in favour of a scooter this year.
The detail of the program is to find on the website of the city of Niort.