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Strasbourg Christmas Market

Strasbourg, Grand Est, France

As Christmas approaches, Strasbourg gets decked out in all its finery. At the end of the afternoon, as night draws in, the magic begins to work across the city. Thousands of Christmas lights and decorations sparkle and twinkle to create a bewitching atmosphere in the Alsatian capital.

Christmas Market

Detailed Overview

Indulge in a enchanting escape to Strasbourg. Established in 1570, Strasbourg’s Christmas market stands as the oldest in France and among Europe’s ancient markets. The city transforms during this festive season, adorned with beautifully decorated facades and streets, sparkling shop windows, and the alluring scents of cinnamon and spices evoking cherished childhood memories. Churches echo with Christmas carols, contributing to the city’s unique ambiance. Throughout December, Strasbourg becomes one of Europe’s most brilliantly illuminated cities. Streets, houses, windows, and balconies glitter with lights and increasingly inventive decorations each year. The focal point, a thirty-meter tall Christmas tree in Place Kléber, becomes a radiant symbol of “Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas” — Europe’s tallest decorated Christmas tree. Over 300 chalets, hosting hundreds of merchants and craftsmen, dot the city center. Visitors can explore these charming stalls to discover original gifts, unique tree decorations, and indulge in traditional treats like the delightful Christmas biscuits known as bredle and mulled wine. The enchanting atmosphere, resembling a fairy-tale, makes Strasbourg a captivating destination for every visitor. Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas, a timeless story that continues to enchant since 1570!

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