The old town of Colmar is decorated and illuminated with light, along the streets the Christmas lights are on display, troubadours and minstrels playing the flute, wooden toys, stained glass, wreaths, choirs and traditional concerts, live nativity, outdoor ice skating rinks, the big mailbox for Santa Claus, and then the typical products of Alsace as the breedle aniseed or the mulled wine with cinnamon and orange… The Christmas Market in Colmar is the most important event of the Advent season, which takes place in this city every single year.
The fairytale town of Colmar, the capital of the Land of Christmas Stars, looks forward to welcoming you to its five markets for a sparkling Christmas. As you explore the market’s different rows and wooden huts, the succession of stalls, decorations and lights will all help to get you into the magic of Christmas. Your discovery of the world of Christmas in Colmar begins in Place Jeanne d’Arc, where you will find no shortage of tradition and local produce. There, you can savour some of the finest products Alsatian gastronomy has to offer, waiting to be sampled and given as gifts. When you enter the Koïfhus, master glassmakers, cabinet makers, woodcarvers, but also hat-makers and artistic jewellers propose a range of delightful craft goods.
Place des Dominicains and Place de l’Ancienne Douane are two charming showcases welcoming a host of huts where you will find jewellery, decorative items, organic products and other superb items to go in your Christmas basket. In a warm and happy atmosphere, the children’s Christmas market will certainly not disappoint the kids. Located in the Petite Venise district, this mini paradise is home to fluffy toys, conventional toys, a mechanical Nativity scene and a merry-go-round with wooden horses! You’ll also find a giant letterbox here for writing to Father Christmas.
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.
When ? From 25th November to 30th December 2016