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


Caen’s traditional and cosmopolitan Christmas market houses, in the city-centre, over sixty 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.

  • 27 November – 31 December 2021
Noël à Caen - © Ben Collier
© B. 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.

  • 11-12 December 2021


Lisieux’s traditional Christmas market is held on the Place François Mitterrand and features choirs singing and the arrival of Father Christmas himself. Over seventy stalls will be selling gifts, food and other Christmas delights.

  • 14-16 December 2021


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

  • 18 – 19 December 2021


With a beautiful William the Conqueror-inspired light show taking place every Christmas inside Bayeux’s famous cathedral. A spectacular winter event. Bayeux is the place to be!

  • 27 November – on Saturdays in December, and from 19 to 23 – from 26 to 30 December 2021
Bayeux Cathedral © Ville de Bayeux


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

  • 20 December – 2 January 2022

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