See what’s on in the Seine-Maritime département at Christmas time!

Christmas in Le Havre

This city by the sea has come up with a jam-packed programme of events and activities, including a small Christmas roller coaster, ice rink and live shows.

Le Havre - Promenade en bord de mer la nuit
© H. Sentucq

Santa Claus is coming to Dieppe

On Saturday 6 December, Santa will parade through the streets of Dieppe, handing out sweets and lanterns to children, and will leave the square in front of the Church of Saint-Jacques at 2:30pm.

  • 6 December 2020

New Year’s Day swim on the Alabaster coast

In Dieppe, Etretat and Fécamp, in keeping with tradition, one must start the New Year with an invigorating swim! Each year, bold swimmers venture out into the 5°C sea – do you dare join them or would you rather wrap warm and watch?!

  • 1 January 2021
Bain du 1er janvier à Deauville
© S. Boyer-Engel

a month of festivities in Rouen

Throughout December, Rouen Givrée (frosty Rouen) welcomes over seventy market stalls to the cathedral square for a traditional Christmas market, complete with festive events, Santa Claus and street entertainment.
On the Place du Vieux Marché, entertainment will be provided in the form of a big wheel and an ice-rink, while on the Square Verdrel opposite the Fine Arts Museum, there will be a Winter Wonderland for families to enjoy.
A huge Christmas parade will also take place through the streets of the city centre (exact date to be confirmed).

  • End of November to 31 December 2020
Rouen au soleil couchant
© R. Hondier

Christmas Markets at the Château de Miromesnil

Guy de Maupassant’s birthplace will host two arts and crafts Christmas markets with over 40 stalls.

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