Orthez: music, rides, games, shows… The town presents a menu of Christmas entertainment

City Fébus will switch to entertainment mode from December 10 with the illumination of the City. Lights out…

City Fébus will switch to entertainment mode from December 10 with the illumination of the City. Lights out on January 3rd. “We keep them because they give a magical note that we are attached to,” the mayor says. The municipality says that in these times of rising electricity prices, the lighting is “mainly” equipped with LEDs and therefore consumes less energy.

Father Christmas keeps his motorbike at La Moutète

When the lights come up, it’ll be up to “Santa is a Biker” to take the stage on Saturday, December 10th on his motorcycle! The solidarity event will take place this time at La Moutète (from 10 a.m.) in a new format, without a party. Several activities and games are planned for children inside and in the yard. Entry will be open to all, subject to giving a new toy as an entry ticket. Big-hearted bikers will donate the day’s profits to the Koala Foundation, which works for hospitalized children. Highlights will be concerts by Flash (2:00 p.m.) and Datura (5:45 p.m.), not to mention the motorcycle parade through town scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Music in Foirail and Saint-Pierre

The music will continue throughout the weekend during the grand Christmas parade and halhà de Nadau on Saturday, December 17 (6:30 p.m.). From the Place du Foirail, the musicians of the Municipal Harmony will lead a community-organized procession through the city equipped with lanterns. Mulled wine and chocolate will be offered by the city. The next day, December 18, the Quatracor vocal ensemble will give a concert in the Saint-Pierre church (3:30 p.m.). It should be noted that on December 14, there will be a concert-singing around jazz at Les Musicales at 18:30.

Highlights of December 20 and 23

In the week from December 19 to 25, the municipality decided to concentrate its efforts, especially on December 20 and 23. Indeed, the 20 Tuesday market will adapt thanks to Banda Lous Gaouyous. On the same day, artisan Jacques Renault will introduce children to the art of chocolate making in small groups at 14 rue de l’Horloge (from 10:00 to 17:00, by appointment at 05 59 69 00 83). On Tuesday, it will end on a high note with a fire show in front of the Saint-Pierre church (18.30). The company Diabolas should impress young and old with its pyrotechnic skills combining dance, juggling, magic…

The Diabolas troupe will present a pyrotechnic show on December 20 in the courtyard of the Saint-Pierre church.


It’s time to catch your breath, an inflatable structure will be installed in the courtyard of Saint-Pierre church on Friday, December 23 (from 14:00 to 17:30). There will also be “buzzerspeed”, a team game based on combinations of sound and light that should attract all audiences. Entry to these games will be free. At 18:30 in the evening, departing from La Moutète, the City will offer a brilliant ride as a grand finale. He will be accompanied by Christmas Loco, featuring artists who will provide the atmosphere thanks to their jokes.

Activities dedicated to Pitchuns

The program prides itself on activities dedicated to children. Among them, we should mention the old treasure hunt organized from December 13 to 23. After picking up the notebook at City Hall reception, the pichouns will be able to help Santa find the presents before his tour begins. Clues will be hidden in the shop windows. The show “Nino and the Stolen Dreams” scheduled to take place at Les Musicales on Wednesday, December 21 at 15:00 will give children (ages 5-12) a breather (call 05 59 69 36 68). Finally, the most athletic will have the opportunity to participate in 3e Launch of the Christmas rally on Thursday, December 22 (from 14:00 to 17:00, departure from Place d’Armes). Teams of three children and one adult will solve about ten problems.

The Christmas market was held this Saturday in Sainte-Suzanne

For many years, the Christmas market will be set up in Sainte-Suzanne. It is the association Arc-en-ciel Saint-Suzannais that organizes this event this Sunday, December 4, from 9 am to 6 pm in the multi-purpose hall of the village. Thirty designers and artisans will present jewelry, decorative objects, figurines, handmade porcelain… Local producers will also present a range of regional products (cheeses, foie gras, wines, pastries and chocolates…). site catering. Magician Otto Bus will provide entertainment for children. Santa could even show the tip of his nose!

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