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Our selection of the finest Christmas markets in the Calvados département!


Caen’s traditional and cosmopolitan Christmas market houses, in the city-centre (boulevard Maréchal-Leclerc, square of the theater and square de la République), over fifty chalets selling an outstanding array of Christmas goodies from around the world such as nativity figurines, Christmas sweets, pain d’épices gingerbread, mulled wine and cider and traditional waffles.

  • 26 November – 31 December 2022
Noël à Caen - © Ben Collier
© B. Collier


One of the most beautiful Normandy Christmas markets is held in in France’s biggest medieval hall in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives. This town’s market is known to be one of the best in Normandy, so imagine what it looks like at Christmas! Discover delicious local produce at 150 stalls and enjoy a variety of entertainment.

  • 10 – 11 December 2022


Lisieux’s traditional Christmas market is held on the François Mitterrand Square and features choirs singing and the arrival of Father Christmas himself. Over seventy stalls will be selling gifts, food and other Christmas delights. A firework will be launched at 6.30PM from the famous Basilica.

  • 16, 17, 18 December 2022 (Square François Mitterand)
  • 10 – 11 December 2022 (District of Hauteville)
La basilique de Lisieux vue du ciel
© F. Godard


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

Château de Falaise sur son éperon rocheux
Castle of Falaise © G. Wait / Calvados Attractivite


With chalets set around the famous Vieux Bassin (old harbour), this is one of Normandy’s most picturesque Christmas markets.

  • 16 December – 1 January 2023
Honfleur Old Harbour © AdobeStock- Aurélien Papa
Honfleur Old Harbour © AdobeStock- Aurélien Papa