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The unmissable attractions of Strasbourg Capital of Christmas!

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This 2021 event, entitled "Let’s light the starts", takes on a very special dimension. It celebrates the joy and warmth of being at the foot of the Great Christmas tree and of enjoying the many stalls set up in the various squares of the Grande Île. This event sets the scene of a more spacious Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas, where Christmas values gradually find their full meaning.

The historic Christ Child Market

The Christ Child Market started in place Broglie in 1871 and ever since has continued to be the heart and soul of the Christmas market.

To learn all about the history of this "Christ Child Market", visit the special exhibition and take a detour through the Town Hall in the centre of the square – it has lots of stories to tell!

The must-see Place Kléber

The Great Christmas tree

Essential symbol of Strasbourg Capitale de Noël, the Great Christmas tree sits majestically on this square and shines with a soft warm glow.

Numerous stalls

Find some exhibitors initially set up in Place Broglie. There’s something for every taste!

The Village du Partage

Taking a break at the Village du Partage means discovering nearly 90 charities that have always portrayed values of citizenship, solidarity and fraternity.

  • Make a responsible purchase or take part in fundraising to help the most vulnerable.
  • Taste the famous starred soup cooked up by four starred chefs involved this year in this spirit of sharing, with the Humanis charity.
  • Enjoy a convivial moment on 24 December at 5:00 pm by joining the traditional gathering organised by the charities of the "Vivre Noël ensemble" (Experience Christmas Together) association.

1, 2, 3, 4... let’s light the stars!

Tradition has it that an Advent candle is lit on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Come let yourself be carried away by the magic of Christmas and take advantage of this warm moment by discovering a new show every Saturday that will give light pride of place.

Meet on Saturday 27 November and the Saturdays of 4, 11 and 18 December at 6 pm.

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The Advent Village

4 weeks to get ready for Christmas!

For Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas, Louise Weiss Square is transformed and invites you to come and see while strolling in a magical setting. With friends or as a family, come to the Advent Village to share the fun and excitement: immerse yourself in Alsace Christmas traditions, particularly the special exhibition, take part in a workshop or simply enjoy a little show to prepare for Christmas together.

Free entry from 26 November to 26 December

The Advent Village becomes the After Village

From 27 December, make the wonder last and prolong the holiday magic. You’ll find plenty of tips and tricks to get the year off to a good start. Whether it’s workshops or shows, there will be something for every resolution.

The Village in Louise Weiss Square is open right through until 6 January.

Agenda of the Village

Alsatian Christmas delicacies market, Palais Rohan terrace

Come and discover or rediscover the traditional bredele, mannele and gingerbread made in Alsace at Christmas at the various activities and workshops offered during Advent.

For the little ones, a manufacturing and tasting workshop is held every Wednesday afternoon, in Place du Marché-aux-Poissons.

The workshop is now fully booked.

The OFF Market

Since 2015, more than thirty local companies involved in responsible purchasing have united to offer an original, festive and committed market.

Located within an unusual decor, the OFF Market is the ideal place to exchange, recycle, hunt for antiques and invent the different, united and authentic Christmas has to offer.

Come and discover an eclectic programme: concerts, conferences, shows, workshops and activities linked to ecology, solidarity and do it yourself.

Free entry from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday, until 9:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 pm on Saturday.

Discover the OFF Market