Christmas in Alsace

Christmas in Alsace

Discover the ancestral magic of Christmas

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Discover the Magic of Christmas in Alsace: A Fairytale Adventure from November 25 to January 6

Alsace, the land of fairy tales, opens its doors for a majestic Christmas celebration, running from November 25 to January 6. This period transforms the region into a magical place that I invite you to discover.

A Unique Christmas Experience

Rhineland tradition gives Christmas in Alsace a special place among the most enchanting times of the year. A soft, warm atmosphere pervades the area, accompanied by the delicate scent of spices and cinnamon. The streets sparkle with superb decorations and illuminations, creating a magical atmosphere throughout Alsace.

Strolling through the charming stalls of the Christmas markets, you can indulge in delicious specialities and comforting mulled wine. Talented craftsmen reveal their skills through delicate creations that make excellent gifts. Everywhere, the streets come alive, encouraging people to meet and socialize in the authentic spirit of Christmas.

An Abundance of Festivities

At Christmas, Alsace is transformed into a veritable paradise of festive entertainment, inviting everyone to experience unique emotions.

There’s the emotion of a concert, where voices and choirs warm hearts. The emotion of a gourmet break, where the scents and flavors of Christmas awaken the taste buds. And finally, the emotion of sharing, with tales of Alsatian myths and legends, centered around legendary characters such as Saint-Nicolas, Hans Trapp and Christkindel.

Christmas in Alsace promises a warm and authentic Christmas, a unique experience that I invite you to experience wholeheartedly.

Here you’ll find all the practical information you need about Christmas in Colmar, published by the Office du Tourisme.

Pedestrian zone

From November 24 to December 29, the access to the city center of Colmar is closed to all vehicles, in order to facilitate access to the Christmas Markets of Colmar by visitors:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm
  • from Friday to Sunday : 10am to 8pm

Covered parking lots near the Christmas markets:


  • Monday to Saturday : 07h to 21h
  • Sundays: 10am to 9pm
  • 24/12 : 7am to 6:30pm
  • 25/12 : 1pm to 8pm
  • 26/12 : 10am to 8pm
  • No exit possible after 9pm

Timetable of the Christmas Markets in Colmar

November 24 to December 29

  • Monday to Thursday: 11am to 7pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 8pm
  • 24/12 : opening from 10am to 5pm
  • 25/12 : opening from 11am to 8pm
  • 26/12 : 11am to 7pm.

Gourmet Market Schedule

Cathedral Square

  • Monday to Thursday : 11am to 9pm
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am to 9pm

Practical information

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Christmas Magazine

Download the Colmar magazine dedicated to the Christmas period: map and practical information from November 23 to December 29, 2023 for and its region.

Map of Colmar

Download here the map of Colmar containing all the practical information of the festivities:

Dates of the Christmas Markets of Alsace Essentielle

Download the Christmas Market Guide:

List of Restaurants open at Christmas

Download the list of restaurants open on December 25. :

Christmas Shuttle Guide

Download the “Christmas Star Country” guide to events and Christmas shuttles from Colmar to the Wine Route:

List of Restaurants open on New Year

Here is the list of restaurants in Colmar open in the area on New Year’s Eve :

For a dream Christmas

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