Christmas in Strasbourg, France, offers a heartwarming and cozy holiday experience. Known as the birthplace of Christmas markets, the city comes alive in December with numerous decorations and twinkling lights. You can stroll through the historic streets and discover a plethora of Christmas markets offering gifts, souvenirs, and delicious street food.
The Christkindelsmärik, or “market of the Christ child” in Alsatian dialect, is the name given to the traditional Christmas market in Strasbourg. Dating back to 1570, it is one of the oldest in Europe and was long the only one in France.
The Great Christmas Tree (map): Standing in the heart of the city, the Grand sapin, soaring 30 meters high, is the unmistakable symbol of Strasbourg. Place Kléber (map) and the facade of the Aubette Building, transformed into an enchanted setting, sparkle with a thousand lights, instantly immersing you in the magic of Christmas.
Traditional Christmas concerts and performances add to the festive ambiance, while the city’s architectural wonders, like Strasbourg Cathedral (map), are adorned with holiday lights, creating a magical scene. Whether you’re exploring the markets, savoring culinary delights, or simply wandering the charming streets, Christmas in Strasbourg promises enjoyment and unforgettable memories.
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