Christmas markets in Strasbourg
2 p.m.: Departure from Place Kléber in Strasbourg for a walk to the Christmas market. Why go through Place Kléber?
It is an essential place in the Strasbourg Christmas market: there is the largest decorated Christmas tree in France.
(Everyone wants to walk away with their Christmas tree selfie!)
Passage through the rue des Arcades to reach the various markets in the city center and see the street decorations.
Passage Place Gutenberg to discover the chalets of the Christmas market of the guest country. It's always nice to discover foreign products and to taste products from locals who have come to Strasbourg. Each year, a country is invited to present its traditions, its culinary specialties and its crafts. Shows and entertainment are on the agenda. The change of scenery is guaranteed.
Opposite Place Gutenberg, the famous Strasbourg Cathedral (voted the most beautiful cathedral in France).
Place de la Cathédrale is the main Christmas market in the city. The cathedral sits majestically around the chalets. Very pleasant to smell these blends of spice, orange, apple smells, the real Christmas smells. That's when you feel in the heart of the Capital of Christmas!
After the Place de la Cathédrale, take the little known Rue des Orfèvres but very popular with local residents because it is always very nicely decorated for Christmas, arrival at the Carré d'Or Christmas market. A small hidden market but worth the detour!
Away from the crowds of the big squares, in small squares hidden at the corner of the alleys, Christmas takes on a much more intimate face. You have to take the time to discover the activities concocted by the actors of the district and the local associations.
On the Gayot market square, there are creative workshops. The storefronts are all richly decorated.
4 p.m.: With all these good smells: impossible to resist! Compulsory stop for enjoy a good glass of mulled wine* and eat a piece of Alsatian gingerbread or enjoy small bredeles (Alsatian Christmas shortbread).
4:30 p.m.: Day falls: return to Place Kléber so as not to miss the illumination of the large Christmas tree. A detour not to be missed! The tree changes colors, all the decorations in town are on. We are at the heart of the magic of Christmas! Place Kléber brings together the village of sharing, Christmas rhymes with generosity. Charities and organizations offer gifts, bredele, mulled wine. It's a good opportunity to offer a little solidarity while enjoying delicious sweets.
5 p.m.: Passage Place Broglie, we find the Christkindelmärik, the most famous Christmas market in Strasbourg. An essential detour to meet local craftsmen who like to talk about their know-how. The Christkindelmärik (market of the Child Jesus) has become the oldest Christmas market in Alsace and is today the largest of them. It is here that traditionally one buys the tree and all its decorations, as well as the crib and its characters. At the turn of the pancake and sweet merchants, you will discover one of the most interesting local curiosities: Alsatian figurines to create an Alsatian nativity scene.
5.30 p.m.: Passing through the Grand Rue to take a detour through Petite France and discover the decorations of this mythical district of the city. There you can discover and taste the good Alsatian products. Presence of small producers who offer excellent local products (cheeses, beers, gingerbread, honey, jams, Alsatian mustard, goose foie gras, Alsace wines). Mandatory stop to taste an excellent hot blueberry juice: the best in the area!
Coming to Strasbourg during the end-of-year holiday period is a great opportunity to discover the city and talk about history with Sophie.
Sophie offers you a complete program to go back in time and discover Strasbourg at Christmas.
Here are the program details:
In Extra: Accommodation, Transport, breakfast, drinks package, bike rental
Sanitary conditions and measures
In case of partial cancellation:
Up to 30 days before the arrival of the group: 30% of the canceled quota will be due
30 to 15 days before the arrival of the group: 50%
14 to 9 days before the arrival of the group: 75%
8 to 0 days before the arrival of the group: 100%
Free for children under 4 years old.
In the event of a dispute, the client may contact the Tourism and Travel Agent but must propose an amicable solution to the service provider before any procedure.
Covid-19 barrier gestures:
Hydroalcoholic gel available and respect for social distancing.
Disinfection of audioguides and vehicles before and after visits.
Mandatory mask wearing.
Catering to take away during the health crisis.