Christmas in Colmar

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What to do and see at the Christmas markets in Colmar, from the 23 / 11 to the 30 / 12 2018

DATA: from November 23 to 30 December 2018
PLACE: Colmar, France.

Five fantastic markets, to experience all the magic of Christmas in Colmar. In these parts they define it as the most Alsatian city ... of Alsace.

Let yourself be led into a fantastic illuminated path, between absolutely fantastic scenery. A truly unique place to spend the Christmas season. Right here, among beautiful and picturesque houses, canals and extraordinary places full of history.

Christmas in Colmar is truly unique, just like a few. One of the most loved, all over Europe, by visitors.

The markets represent a small universe in its own right. In each one pervades that sense of warmth, intimacy, and hospitality that people know how to transmit. The squares are transformed into real small villages. Small shops, streets and even private houses, all decorated and lit up for a party, contribute to creating a unique atmosphere. A place where the passion reigns over even the small things.

And then, many activities. Christmas carols. Rides. Ice rink.
Christmas in Colmar is truly unforgettable. Seeing is believing.


Christmas Markets in Colmar, Alsace

Five squares host as many wonderful markets. Christmas at Colmar 2018, officially begins Friday 23 / 11 at 14: 00. The markets are held every day, from Monday to Thursday, from 10: 00 to 19: 00; from Friday to Sunday, from 10: 00 to 20: 00. The 24 / 12, closing at 17: 00. On Christmas Day, open from 14: 00 to 19: 00.

Here is the complete list of Christmas markets in Colmar.


A wonderful flea market dominated by the silhouette of the splendid Dominican Church, in the square of the same name.

The atmosphere is really incredible, between lights and colors. You will be able to walk among about 60 small houses that host handicrafts of glaziers, cabinet makers, restorers. And, of course, the ever-present Christmas decorations, for your most original gifts.


The market of the old city. Fifty houses distributed in the square where the Ancient Customs House is located, on both sides of the river. In Place de l'Ancienne Douane you will find a charming market with lots of decorations, decorations and eccentric objects.

And it is during the evening that the show becomes magic, with the shimmering lights that illuminate the Koïfhus.


Literally, Little Venice; is the Christmas market in Colmar, dedicated to children and families. It takes place in the homonymous district, one of the most picturesque and evocative of the French town.

Children can climb on the carousel, riding a horse. They will be able to make friends with goats and rabbits. Bring the letter to Santa Claus that, it seems, clothes right here.

The magic, however, continues with the boats that line the waters, all illuminated. On board, the children sing exciting Christmas carols. A truly wonderful show.


Christmas in Colmar is also synonymous with tradition. What the Alsacians are quite proud of. The Koïfhus market has its roots in local history. In fact, it is an indoor space dedicated to art and crafts.

You will find interesting creations by artists, master glassmakers, inlayers, jewelers and many others. You can see their work closely, and even take a look at ancient texts and jewels in one of the halls of the building.

On the first floor, the exhibits of the Toy Museum are not to be missed.


Probably the ideal market of lovers of gastronomy. In typical houses, you will find many products and, above all, the best Alsatian specialties. And, in addition, meats, cheeses, foie gras, wine and the ever present gingerbread.


Christmas in Colmar

The program, as usual, is really rich. There are proposals suitable for all tastes and ages.

The Colmar cellars all dress up for the occasion of the Christmas celebrations. Large local producers invite you to taste the Alsatian white wines. To be accompanied strictly to the gastronomic products of the Region.
In this sense, CAVE DE NÖEL, in Husseren les Châteaux, along the Route des Vins 14, it is an event not to be missed. Appointment in December, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, up to 22 / 12. Wine tasting, accompanied by products from the Alsatian gastronomy. Maximum for groups of 10 people.

The beautiful Church of Saint-Matthieu, together with other emblematic places of Colmar, it hosts the traditional ones Christmas concerts.

A Champ de Mars, at the largest green city lung, one is waiting for you ice rink of about 800 square meters. For the joy of young and old. Just the children, in the same area, can have fun on board the Christmas train.

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