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Strasbourg Christmas Market - Opening and closing dates

From 20th November to 30th December 2020


Now set up in the heart of the Grande Île in Strasbourg, a UNESCO world heritage site, the Strasbourg Christmas market is one of the oldest in Europe.


Strasbourg, the birthplace of Christmas celebrations, invites you on a true sensory journey. From the fairy-like lights to the delicious aromas, let yourself be carried away by the city’s warm atmosphere,  marvel and wander around the 300 wooden chalets set up in the city’s historic centre. With its majestic Great Christmas Tree sporting a dress of lights, and its countless illuminated streets, the Capital of Christmas takes you into an enchanted and richly decorated city that will enthral young and old. 


Come and experience an authentic Alsatian Christmas, filled with magic and traditions from bygone days. It is also the ideal occasion to visit Strasbourg’s Grande Île, the particular charm of which peaks during this period of winter festivity.


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The Christmas market

©P. Bastien

Strasbourg invites you to take a journey back in time to enjoy the magic and traditions of the city’s Christmas market. Largely given over to craftwork and Christmas decorations, the Christmas market has successfully managed to preserve the authenticity and spirit of the festive period. You’ll find craft and other gifts in every stall to place on and around your Christmas tree.


Wake up your senses with the many pleasures of a Strasbourg Christmas!



The Great Christmas Tree, place Kléber

©P. Bastien
©P. Bastien

The Great Christmas Tree towers 30 m above the city centre. Grown in the Bois-de-Champ in the Vosges mountains, it is a major and instantly recognisable symbol of Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas. This huge, majestic tree with its many lights and coloured lamps fills place Kléber with a cascade of colours which will set your imagination alight.


The Children’s Village, place Saint Thomas

©Strasbourg Metropole
©Strasbourg Metropole

Welcome to the magic of Christmas, an event for all the family, where the eyes of our children shine with excitement.


Pride of place at this year’s Children’s Village is the wonderful world of the circus, where you can experience the joys of an acrobatic, fun-filled Christmas and marvel at the creativity and imagination of the interactive games and circus acts - an event for the whole family to enjoy!


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