As we are getting closer to Christmas more and more events are Chrismas related (duh!), so it’s no surprise that there are so many Chrismas markets taking place this weekend. Besides the usual suspects like the main markets in Bordeaux center and Arcachon, one Christmas market that’s worth a visit this weekend is the one of Bazas. If you want to plan ahead check out my article about things to do in January 2020. If you’re leaving the city for Chrismas vacation (like me :)) I wish you a happy holidays season and see you next year!!! Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (December 20-22).

Festival « Sur Un Petit Nuage » de Pessac

The city of Pessac invites you to a fantastic kids festival with plenty of live shows. The festival ‘Sur un Petit Nuage’ will take place on December 17-22 in different locations in Pessac. You can download the full program here, for tickets go here.

When: December 17-22 / Where: different places in Pessac

Lormont Fête l’Hiver

The town of Lormont, located just a few minutes’ drive from Bordeaux, invites you to its annual winter celebration. The program includes plenty of workshops, creative activities for Christmas, escape games, video games, trampolines, Afro battle, a big Christmas market and more. The event will take place on December 21-23 at Pôle Brassens Camus. For more info click here

When: December 21-23 / Where: Rue Henri Dunant, 33310 Lormont

Marché des Producteurs

On Saturday (December 21) Darwin will host its big organic market with many local producers from all over the southwest of France. Among others, you will find stands of oysters, wine, cheese, flowers and more.  For more info click here

When: December 21 / Where: Darwin Caserne Niel, 87 quai des queyries, Bordeaux

Atelier de noël à la MECA

This Saturday, MECA hosts a fun workshop of cookies decorations for Christmas. The activity is both for kids and adults. For more details and registration click here

When: December 21, at 15:00 / Where: 54 Quai de Paludate, 33800 Bordeaux

Go to a classical music concert

If you need a more classic vibe on Christmas, attend the special Christmas concert by the Orchestre d’Harmonie de Bordeaux. The concert will take place this Saturday evening (December 21) at the Salle des fêtes du Grand Parc. For more info click here.

When: December 21 / Where: 39 cours de Luze, 33000 Bordeaux


Central Hotel are hosting their first BIKE’N’ROLL party with a DJ set, Flash tattoos session and plenty of food and  drinks. The party will take place this Saturday (December 21). For more info click here

When: December 21 / Where: 2 place Saint Projet, 33000 Bordeaux

The Best Reggaeton Show By Latin Addict – Base Bordeaux

A big reggaeton show will take place this Friday (December 20) at the Base dance club. For more info click here.

When: December 20 / Where: 287, boulevard Alfred Daney, 33300 Bordeaux


Christmas in Bordeaux

IBOAT • Super marché de noël

IBOAT,  invites you to its annual Christmas market taking place on the weekend of December 21-22. IBOAT’s Christmas market is always a super fun and chic event, with plenty of stylish stands, activities for kids and alcohol :). For more details click here

When: December 21-22 / Where: Bassin à Flot n°1, Cours Henri Brunet, 33300 Bordeaux

Marché de Noël de Bordeaux 

The traditional Christmas market of Bordeaux is taking place between November 27 and December 29. This is one of the biggest Christmas markets in the region with 150 pavilions selling all the traditional Christmas merchandise such as clothes, decorations, jewelry, toys and local products. Even if you don’t intend to buy any gifts at the market you can still enjoy the Christmas spirit with some hot wine and roasted chestnuts.  For more info click here.

When: November 27 – December 29 from 10:30 to 21:30 / Where: Allées de Tourny, 33000 Bordeaux

Marche Enchantée – Bois Du Bouscat

Marche enchantée is a magical night market taking place every year at Bois du Bouscat. A huge installation of 1200m was created to host plenty of activities and workshops for kids and adults. This market will take place this weekend (December 20-21). For more info and tickets click here

When: December 20-21/ Where: 136 route du Médoc, 33110 Le Bouscat

Marché de Noël in Bazas

Bazas will host its traditional Chrismas market at the main square on December 22nd. Besides the traditional Christmas stands, the market will have activities for kids, concerts of local bands and Santa Clauss of course :). The beautiful town of Bazas is known for its annual Chrismas market that includes several traditional ceremonies at the main square, so if you’re in the region check it out. For more info click here

When: December 22 / Where: Place de la Cathédrale, 33430 Bazas

Marché de Noël du Fleuve

If the traditional Christmas market of Bordeaux is a bit too crowded for you, there’s a nice alternative at the riverfront. For three weeks (December 6-24) the Maison écocitoyenne de Bordeaux is hosting the annual Marché de Noël du Fleuve with 20 craftsman stands, each one making unique handmade objects you can buy as Christmas presents. For more info click here

When: December 6-24 / Where: Maison écocitoyenne de Bordeaux, Quai Richelieu, 33000 Bordeaux

Marché de Noël à Saint-Emilion

Saint Emilion will host its second Christmas market this year. The market is organized by the Wine Producers union of Saint Emilion and will take place this Saturday (December 21). The market will start in the morning but during the afternoon you could also enjoy a jazz concert and Pere Noel is coming for a visit. For more info click here

When: December 21 / Where: Haut Gravet, 33330 Saint-Émilion

Exposition artisanale & Marché de Noël

Issigeac, a lovely little town in the Dordogne, celebrates Christmas with its traditional Christmas market from December 19 to January 2. For more info click here

When: December 19- January 2/ Where: Issigeac center

Arcachon fête Noël

The city of Arcachon invites you to its traditional Christmas celebration with a Christmas market and an ice skating rink. The event will take place from December 14 to January 5 on Place Thiers. For more details click here

When: December 14 – December 5 / Where: Place Thiers, Arcachon

Noël à Langon

The city of Langon will celebrate Christmas with a week of activities and free concerts. The festive week will take place on December 21-29 in the city center. See the full program here

When: December 21-29 / Where: City center of Langon

Noël à Bergerac

Another market town in the region that’s worth a journey is Bergerac. Bergerac is one of the best Christmas markets in the south-west region with dozens of stands, beautiful decorations and activities. The market takes place at place Louis de la Bardonnie on December 14-24. For more details click here. 

When: December 14-24/ Where: place Louis de la Bardonnie, 24100 Bergerac

Enjoy the Chrismas spirit!!


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