The Festive Season in Calvados

Christmas concerts, firework displays, a traditional Christmas Market in Saint-Pierre-sur-dives and Honfleur...discover what's on offer in Calvados County.

Festive events

> An exceptional Christmas Market in Saint-Pierre-sur-dives (Calvados)

One of the most beautiful Norman Christmas Markets is held in Saint-Pierre-sur-dives.

All year round, this market is known to be one of the most authentic markets in Normandy, so imagine what it becomes at Christmas time !

Discover the delicious local produce on offer at this covered market, held under France’s biggest medieval hall, where 150 stallholders will show you their magical and unique products. A variety of entertainment will be on offer.

Dates: 12th and 13th December 2015.

> Lisieux Christmas Market (Calvados)

Lisieux’s traditional Christmas Market is held on the Place François Mitterrand. Don’t miss the choirs singing and the arrival of Father Christmas himself. More than seventy stands sell gifts, food and other Christmas provisions.

Dates: from 4th to 6th December 2015.

> A magical Christmas in Falaise (Calvados)

With its Christmas Market on 13th December 2015 Christmas concerts, activities, street entertainment and firework display, Falaise, William the Conqueror’s birthplace, is enchanted in December!

Dates of Les Hivernales de Falaise: from 1st December to 31st December 2015.

> A Christmas Market in a beautiful setting: Honfleur (Calvados)

With chalets set around the famous Old Dock (Vieux Bassin).

Dates: 10th December 2015 - 3rd January 2016

> New Year's Parade in Deauville (Calvados)

The streets of Deauville will come alive with a Grand Illuminated Street Parade

Date: 31st December 2015

> Caen Christmas Market (Calvados)

Caen's traditional and cosmopolitan Christmas Market, located on Place Saint-Sauveur, with wooden chalets housing over sixty chalets selling an outstanding array of Christmas goodies, welcomes sellers from around the world with products such as nativity figurines, foie gras, Christmas desserts, “pain d’épices” (like gingerbread), hippocraswine, traditional waffles, etc...

The charmingly festive atmosphere really makes this a Christmas event to be relished and it is not by chance that Father Christmas himself has chosen Caen as his home from 5th to 24th December 2015.

Plus a ferris wheel in front of the town hall from 28th November to 10th January.

Dates: from 28th November to 27th December 2015

Not to be missed