It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the "Christkindelsmärik" (market of the Infant Jesus).
Since this time, Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas and these are all the reasons why "Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas" continues to enjoy repeated success.
With its 300 stalls spread out over the city centre, Strasbourg's Christmas market is one of the oldest and biggest in Europe. Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas, continues the long tradition of Christmas in Alsace and in the market you'll find craft objects, regional produce and typical Alsatian Christmas decorations, within a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Christkindelsmärik - Place Broglie
The historic "Christkindelmärik" - market of the Infant Christ - exists since 1570 and is nowadays the traditional Christmas market of Strasbourg.
Come and find out how craftsmen practice their skills, with eye-catching demonstrations of their expertise. With a new craft on show every week at the associations' special stand, visitors can enjoy the authentic skills of friendly professionals from Strasbourg and Alsace.
Christmas market around the Cathedral - Place de la Cathédrale
Market of Christmas treats - Place du Marché-aux-poissons and on the terrasse of the Palais Rohan
Come along and taste the delicious food and wine brought to you by local bakers, winegrowers of the Couronne d'Or, Alsace foie gras producers, the Tribu des Gourmets d'Alsace and local beer brewers – all you'll need to make a merry Christmas, including Bredele Christmas biscuits, foie gras, Alsace wines and beers and also mulled Alsace white wine.
Village of Sharing - Place Kléber
There are more than 100 charities, humanitarian organisations and service clubs for you to help those in need, at the Sharing Village, place Kléber.
Christmas Markets of the Invincible Small Producers of Alsace - Place des Meuniers
Christmas Market of the Three Magi -Place Benjamin-Zix
Christmas Market of the Carré d'or - Place du Temple-Neuf
Other Christmas Market - Place Saint-Thomas
Christmas slightly different - the OFF Market
The OFF market is run alongside the traditional Christmas markets and is the opportunity to celebrate the festivities from a new angle - responsible consumption. In this market, you'll find a new, alternative consumerism. The local social and solidarity economy, shopkeepers, artists and associations of the Station district have come up with a splendidly original programme for your enjoyment.