Calais' spectacular China Light Festival is a one-time event this winter, with illuminated displays in the beautiful Saint-Pierre Park. Running until 6 January, take in the enchanting exhibitions as well as the awe-inspiring performances. 

Now with DFDS you can enjoy exclusive discount, saving €2 euros on tickets, with free entry for children under 6. To redeem, all you have to do is show your DFDS car lane hanger at the entrance!

With up to 30 daily sailings, find the sailing to suit you and discover Calais now. ​

  • Over 10% off ticket prices
  • Not-to-be-missed event
  • 10-minute drive from Calais port
  • Up to 30 sailings daily
  • No luggage restrictions​
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Chinese light festival

Chinese Light Festival 

Residing beneath the beautiful town hall, Saint-Pierre park provides the perfect, city-centre setting for the fantastical Chinese Light Festival. The enormous, outdoor lightshow is inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns, and one of the most outstanding attractions is the stunning 100m long Chinese dragon. There is also a beautiful, traditional sky temple, pandas, flora and more. Plus, there are even dancers, jugglers and activities for kids. Pick up a souvenir and a tasty snack, the perfect end to this spectacular festival. ​

Saint-Pie​rre Park

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Dover to Calais ferry

Dover to Calais

Our onboard facilities are designed for smooth sailing on your 90-minute crossing to Calais. Delicious hot food is on offer in 7 Seas restaurant, or you can opt for a snack in the Lighthouse Café or Horizon Snack Bar. Our onboard shop is ideal if you've left anything behind, or just feel like treating yourself, with prices often up to 30% less than the high street. If you're bringing along the little ones, then they can run wild in the soft play area! 

What's onboard​

See for yourself
Check out the wonder of the Chinese Light Festival with their video below.

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Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusion dates for short break deals apply . Offer is available on return bookings only for cars 2.35m high and up to 9 people and motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with up to 2 people. Outward journey must start in Dover. £20 supplement applies to bookings made 24 hours before time of trave l . £10 amendment fees apply each way. T&Cs apply.


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