From 25th November to 31st December 2016
Let’s go to Colmar, a city where the magic of Christmas can be experienced in its purest form for six entire weeks, since 18 years. Your way will be drawn by illuminations linking to the city’s five Christmas markets, in a labyrinth of small streets lined with century old half-timbered houses.
Nestling in town squares with their own special architectural features, these islands of togetherness are like the city itself: intimate and authentic. Each market is a mini-village, highlighting passionate and enthusiastic craftsmen. Most of them are from Alsace and have been chosen for the quality and the uniqueness of their products.
Next to that, you are invited to participate to a wide range of activities, making the Christmas in Colmar an uncommon experience: guided tours, wine-tastings, children animations, exhibition of traditional toys, as well as many shows and concerts.
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Listen to children singing Christmas on boats
Every Wednesday and Saturday at 5:00 p.m, children choirs from Colmar and its region interpret you traditional Christmas carols on charming illuminated boats sailing on the canal, in the world famous and picturesque “Petite Venise” district. A break full of emotions!
Have fun with your kids in the Christmas park
Bring your children to the “Place Rapp” park. There, you have the opportunity to offer them a hot drink in a fairy open air setting and suggest them a skate tour on the 800m² ice rink, a ride on the splendid 1900's carousel or on the funny Christmas roller coaster.
Experience the Christmas wine cellars
In the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, the wine cellars specially decorated for Christmas offer you the chance to meet regional winemakers. They propose you tastings of local white wines, eaux-de-vie and liqueurs, and introduce you the Christmas traditions from Alsace.