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The Christmas market

Strasbourg is magical in December. The whole of the city centre is given over to the Christmas market, where you can find all sorts of craftwork, Christmas decorations and great food.

Useful links :

All you need to know about the Strasbourg Christmas market

Details and openinga times of Christmas markets in the towns and villages of Alsace (in French only).

The history of Christmas markets

Strasbourg Cathedral, its history and all the information you need
Not to be missed in the Strasbourg Christmas market:
  • Hang out around the Cathedral and the  Petite France in the evening: with the Christmas decorations
  • Go round the Cathedral Walk up the steps to the platform and you'll get a fantastic view of the city.
  • The Bredele market, place d'Austerlitz. you can also make Bredele with us in our B&B.
  • The Christmas decoration stalls. The prices are sometimes a bit steep, but there's some great stuff to be found there
  • Mulled wine is sold all round the Christmas market. A real comforter in the winter cold.
  • The Christmas tree in place Kléber : a 30 m high Christmas tree is set up in the square every year at Christmas, and sumptuously decorated.
The Christmas market in Strasbourg and in Alsace :

The Christmas market in Strasbourg is one of the biggest and attracts large numbers of craftsmen.

if you want a market on a smaller scale, there are some really nice Christmas markets in villages all over Alsace.

Getting to the Strasbourg Christmas market:

It's quite difficult getting into Strasbourg at Christmas by car. The best way is to take the train or the tram, or use the park-and-ride system.

The train's a perfect solution: the Christmas market goes right up to the station.

For the return trip, we can tell you the nearest tram station and come and collect you.