The Festive Season in Calvados

Christmas concerts, firework displays, traditional Christmas markets in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives and Honfleur...discover what's on in the Calavdos region during the festive season.

Festive events

> An exceptional Christmas Market in Saint-Pierre-sur-dives

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 looks like at Christmas!

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: 9-10 December 2017

> Lisieux Christmas Market

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. Over seventy stands sell gifts, food and other Christmas delights.

Dates: from 1st to 3rd December 2017

> A magical Christmas in Falaise

William the Conqueror’s birthplace will come alive with Christmas concerts, kids' activities, street shows and firework displays.

Dates: from 1st December to 2nd January 2018.

> La Cathédrale de Guillaume - sound & light show in Bayeux

A beautiful and surprising sound & light show will take place inside Bayeux's famous Cathedral. Take a seat and enjoy!

Date: from 2nd December 2017 to 6th January 2018

> A Christmas Market in a beautiful setting: Honfleur

With chalets set around the famous Old Dock (Vieux Bassin), this is one of Normandy's most picturesque Christmas markets.

Dates: from 15th December 2017 to 1st January 2018

> Caen Christmas Market

Located on Place Saint-Sauveur, Caen's traditional and cosmopolitan Christmas Market houses over sixty chalets selling an outstanding array of Christmas goodies from around the world 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 this winter.

Dates: from 25th Novembre to 24th December 2017

Not to be missed