This weekend I’ve decided to post a shorter version of my regular weekend list. I guess many of you left Bordeaux to visit your families or to travel during winter break. While I myself am currently on vacation, I didn’t want to leave those staying in Bordeaux without any weekend plans. So I gathered all the Christmas markets you can still visit in Bordeaux area (and some a bit further) and a few other interesting events. This is the (short) list of things to do this weekend in and around Bordeaux.
Marché de Noël de Bordeaux
The traditional Christmas market of Bordeaux will stay open until December 30. 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
When: November 30 – December 30 from 10:30 to 21:30
Where: Allées de Tourny, 33000 Bordeaux
Drôle de Noël
The city of Talence invites you to their big Christmas celebration taking place on December 14-30 in Park Peixotto. This weekend (December 29-30) plenty of activities for kids will take place in a covered pavilion that was created especially for Christmas. For more info click here.
When: December 29-30
Where: Peixoto, 33400 Talence
Christmas celebrations in Mérignac!
The city of Mérignac is hosting a Christmas market and a variety of Christmas related activities on December 21-30. In the program: meeting Santa, a gospel concert, tastings of
When: December 21-30
Where: Avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 33700 Mérignac
Arcachon Christmas market
The Christmas market of Arcachon officially started two weeks ago and will continue until January 6. Besides the traditional market stuff, this one includes an open ice skating rink on place Thiers. For more info click here.
When: December 15- January 6
Where: center of Arcachon
Marché de Noël à Sarlat
If you’re in the mood to travel a bit this weekend, why not go to one of the most impressive Christmas markets in the South of France, the Sarlat Christmas market. Sarlat is a magical place that is worth a visit any time of the year, but this market makes it even more worthwhile. The village includes 70 chalets selling local products, clothes, decorations, hot wine and more. For more info click here.
When: December 5-31
Where: Place de la Grande Rigaudie , 24200 Sarlat-la-canéda,
A traditional marionette theater
Guignol Guérin is the oldest family-run marionettes theater in France. While their well-known show runs in the summer, the theater’s winter edition is only two years old and plays at the center of Bordeaux. Their traditional spectacle takes place in Théâtre l’Inox between December 15 and January 5. This year, this Bordelaise institution celebrates its 165 anniversary with an exhibition of some of the marionettes that have been a part of this family since 1853. For more details click here.
When: December 15 to January 5
Where: 13 Rue Fernand Philippart, 33000 Bordeaux
Throughout the winter vacation (December 22- January 6) Musée Replay together with Cap Sciences will host an exhibition that follows the evolution of digital technologies and the use of special effects in video games. Entry is 4€, for more details click here.
When: December 22 to January 5 (14:00 – 19:00)
Where: Hangar 20, Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
I want to use this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year! I hope you’re starting the new year with plenty of energy to discover new