It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the "Christkindelsmärik" (market of the Infant Jesus).

Since this time, Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas and these are all the reasons why "Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas" continues to enjoy repeated success.

In 2016 Strasbourg will welcome Portugal as the guest country, whose charms could be found at the Portuguese village.

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Useful documents
Interactive map Map of Christmas markets