The Festive Season in the Manche

A ride on Santa's train along the Coast of the Isles, numerous Christmas markets and a foie gras cooking class… The Manche region has a wide range of festive activities for all.

Festive events

> Santa's train along the Côte des Isles, Barneville-Carteret

Why not come and meet Father Christmas onboard Santa's train for a 10 km ride between Barneville-Carteret and Port-Bail (return)? Kids can enjoy many activities: make-up sessions, gifts and other surprises...

Date: 15th and 16th December 2018 at 3pm

> Christmas Market at the Mont-Saint-Michel

For the very first time, a Christmas market will take place at the entrance of Normandy's most iconic landmark, in Beauvoir. Come and discover 60 stalls, Santa's grotto, a funfair and even a real-life nativity scene.

Dates: from 8th to 30th of December 2018

> Les Fééries Coutançaises (Sound & Light show) - Coutances

New for 2018! Every evening from 6 to 7:30pm, Coutances' Cathedral will come to life with an array of colours.

Dates: from 9th to 24th December 2018

> Noël en Fête - Cherbourg

Different shapes of eco-friendly LED lights will illuminate the streets of Cherbourg, where families can enjoy a Christmas market and an ice-skating rink.

Dates: from 1st to 31st December 2018

> Live crib in Port-Bail (Manche)

Dates: 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018 at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 pm.

Not to be missed