A true institution, Strasbourg Christmas market has existed since 1570 and takes place every year between the end of the month of November and 31 December, all around the Cathedral and on twelve sites in the city centre. Each year, visitors go there to experience the enchanting and friendly atmosphere of the festive season.
Over 300 chalets are set up for the occasion to celebrate food from Alsace and local crafts (toys, lights, jewellery and wooden accessories). The town squares are lit up and decorated in the traditional style to delight children and adults alike. Standing at over 30 m tall, the large Christmas tree on Place Kléber reigns supreme over the Christmas market.
Each year, a country is the guest of honour and a special market is dedicated to it. A wide range of entertainment is also on offer, including concerts, performances and exhibitions to discover on the town squares and cobbled side streets.