Christmas market in Strasbourg

All Christmas markets in Strasbourg in 2018

Naturally, the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg will take place in the European metropole this year as well. It is scheduled for November 23rd to December 30th and if you are planning to visit Strasbourg at that time of the year, you are absolutely right! Strasbourg's Christmas market is one of the most beautiful in Europe - and one of the oldest: the so-called "Christkindlsmärik" took place for the first time in 1570. Since then, it is a very popular Christmas market offering a wide range of products. There are different locations in Strasbourg where market stands can be found - you will find them below. An interesting aspect of the market is its global point of view: every year, another country is presented in its own "village", where you can eat specialities and buy typical objects from this country. This year's "guest country" is Finland. The market is opened every day from 11.00h to 20.00h, Fridays till 21.00 and Saturdays till 22.00h. At Christmas Eve till 18.00h. The 25th of December the market is closed.

Below, you can discover the different parts of the "Christkindlsmärik":

  • The Christkindelsmärik
    place Broglie
  • The Market of Christmas Treats
    place d'Austerlitz
  • The Cathedral Christmas Market
    place de la Cathédrale
  • Marchés thématiques:
    • Christmas market of the Irresistible Craft Producers of Alsace,
      place des meuniers
    • Christmas market of the Carré d'or wine producers,
      place du Temple-Neuf
    • Market of the Three Magi,
      place Benjamin-Zix
  • Christmas markets at place du Corbeau, place de la Gare and place Dauphine (in front of Rivétoile)
  • Christmas in books
    place Kléber (l'Aubette, 1st floor)
  • The Village of Sharing
    place Kléber
  • Village of the guest country
    place Gutenberg 
  • The Children's village
    place St. Thomas: Christmas market for children where they can play, do handicrafts, ride on the merry-go-round etc.

From the 26th of December up to the end of the Christmas market only the markets in the Place de la Cathédrale, Place you Vieux-Marché-aux-Poissons, in rue de la grandee Boucherie as well as in rue de Rohan and in the terrace you palace of Rohan are opened.

Other Christmas markets in Alsace

Lauterburg

The Christmas market in Lauterburg is scheduled for the 8th to the 9th december. In the City centre you can visit (Place de la Republique) numerous christmashuts which offer many treats and ideas for presents.

Opening hours

8th of december: 15h to 21h
9th of december: 11h to 19h

Weißenburg
The Christmas Market in Weißenburg which also is known as Wissembourg opens its doors four Weekends before Christmas Eve. A speciality is the lightning of the advent candle which takes place at the city hall at 17 oʹclock.

Opening hours
at the four weekends before Christmas eve from 11h to 19h

Hagenau

The Hagenauer Christmas market which can be found on the Place Joseph Thierry and the Cours de la Décapole starts at the 23rd of november and ends at december, 30th. The visitors can meet the typical alsatian figures of christmas like the Saint Nikolaus or the Hans Trapp.

Opening hours

Monday: 14h to 19h
Tuesday to Thursday: 10h to 19h
Friday to Sunday: 10h to 20h
Christmas eve: 10h to 16h
26th of december: 14h to 19h
Closed at 25th of december.

Colmar
The alsatian Colmar lures with six Christmas markets and  a special lightshow which lights the whole city. The markets are scheduled for the 23rd of November to the 30th of December.

 Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 10h to 19h
Friday to Sunday: 10h to 20h
Christmas Eve: 10h to 17h
25th of december: 14h to 19h

Useful phone numbers and addresses

Tourist office Strasbourg & region
open every day from 9am to 7pm
at place de la Cathéddrale, main station and bus stop Étoile
Phone: +33(0)3 88 52 28 28

Main station of Strasbourg
counter open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm and Sundays from 9am to 12.30pm and from 13.45pm to 7pm.

Lost property officews
Town hall: +33 (0)3 88 13 68 00
Public transport CTS: +33 (0)3 88 77 70 70
Rail company SNCF: +33 (0)3 88 75 41 63

Image sources:
photo Chriskindelsmärik: User Rama, commons wikimedia
photo bretzels stand: User Rama, commons wikimedia
photo Galeries Lafayette: User Ĝù dis-le-moi, commons wikimedia
photo Christmas tree: User Kyah117, commons wikimedia

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