Strasbourg Christmas Market
The Christmas market in Strasbourg is the oldest market in France, dating back to 1570 so it’s no surprise that the city considers itself the 'Capital of Christmas'.
This year Strasbourg Christmas market 2022 runs from 21 November to 23 December 2022, so get planning now. All you need to do is hop on Eurostar from London St Pancras Int’l, with a quick change in Paris.
Discover the magic of Christmas in Strasbourg where the whole town gets taken over by all things Christmassy. Shop windows are transformed into winter wonderlands and the streets are decorated with twinkling lights and festive garlands.
Strasbourg Christmas market is the perfect destination for a bit of Christmas shopping. The Christmas markets in Strasbourg spreads out across the centre of the town, focused around Cathedral square and Place Broglie where hundreds of stalls sell ornaments, toys, food and mulled wine to keep you warm as you browse.
Where is Strasbourg Christmas market?
The Christmas market in Strasbourg is made up of smaller, individual markets in different squares and streets across the Grand Ile. Here are some of the best Strasbourg Christmas markets to visit.
The oldest and most historical Christmas market in Strasbourg, dating back to 1570, can be found at Place Broglie and around the cathedral (Place de la Cathédrale). This Christmas market is the most popular and traditional Christmas market in Strasbourg and can get very busy due to its international acclaim. Here you’ll find the best food markets, selling fresh pretzels, spaetzle, knack sausage and crepes and craftsmen demonstrate their skills and sell their wares.
Small producers of Alsace market
Located on a cosy street at Place des Meuniers, this market is organised by small local producers from Alsace. Dedicated to delicious local products, from craft beer and local wines to truffles and award-winning Bredele cookies. The market is mostly food but if you want to find unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones, head to this wonderful Christmas market in Strasbourg.
OFF Christmas Market
Located at Place Grimmeisen you’ll find a very different type of Christmas market in Strasbourg. Focused on sustainability, here you’ll find a unique selection of gifts being sold from repurposed shipping containers. From recycled gifts and fairtrade products to DIY gift-making activities, this is the place you can experience Christmas from a new angle through mindful responsible consumption. You’ll find great music events such as a Soup Kitchen Disco and musical brunches, and you will hear lots of live jazz and funk music while you browse.
Christmas food to try
Christmas is where Strasbourg’s cuisine really come into its own. Heavy, warming food is perfect for this time of year and the sugar hit will keep your energy high for hours of shopping in the different markets.
Street food to try from the stands:
Bretzels – soft, bready pretzels
Bredeles – delicious little spiced biscuits in the shape of stars
Knacks – sausages of all sizes and descriptions
Pain d’epices – ginger bread – like a more subtle, firmer version of ginger cake
Vin chaud – mulled wine perfumed with spices and fruit – yum!
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