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A Magical Christmas
The sky is full of snowflakes and the smell of bredele biscuits and mulled wine is in the air. A blanket of light covers the streets and guides visitors; the decorations are hung in the windows, choirs are singing out on every street corner, and just like that, magic is happening. Stroll through the alleyways at the foot of the Cathedral, Place du Marché aux Poissons, or Place Broglie and savour our rich traditions and authentic know-how.
The Great Christmas Tree and the Skating rink
Erected in the heart of Place Kléber, the Great Christmas Tree is the essential symbol of Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas.
Visit the tree every day to experience its majestic lights come ablaze and see the wonder of young and old alike. As night falls, the Great Christmas Tree gently awakens with lights and music, and with it, the entire Place Kléber lights up and comes to life, followed by the side of the Aubette and the enchanting stalls. Visitors young and old will marvel at the magic of the event.
Be there every day at 5 p.m. to experience the lighting-up of the Great Christmas Tree and Place Kléber.
Whether you are keen to try skating for the first time, warm up after a beautiful stroll through the city, or just have fun with your family or friends, the skating rink is the perfect place! Lace up your skates and dive into a fairylike setting in Place Kléber, at the foot of the Great Christmas Tree.
The Village of Sharing
Some one hundred support, charity and humanitarian associations invite you to come and meet them, discuss what drives them and share their solidarity actions, from 22 November to 24 December.
This year, the village is hosting: 7 service clubs, 25 support and charity associations, or those working in the social, housing, and integration sectors, 17 aid associations for disabled, ill, and hospitalised individuals and 35 humanitarian aid and international sponsorship associations
6 associations are present for the entire duration of the market; others alternate using shared stalls, place Kléber.
The Christmas Lights
As Christmas draws closer, Strasbourg dons all its finery. The streets, houses, sides of churches, windows and balconies twinkle with the light of a thousand candles thanks to the swathes of decorations, each more original than the last.
A Shower of Twinkling Lights
A ceiling of twinkling lights brings magic to the entire length of the Grand rue, and visitors are welcomed through two illuminated entrances on each side.
At the Place des Halles, two magical trees decorated with authentic characters invite visitors to revisit their childhood memories: stars, rocking horses, bears...
Stroll under Twinkling, Illuminated Barrels, rue des Tonneliers
22 illuminated and twinkling barrels are hung up high as a nod to the history of the street, where the barrels delivered to the docks were then rolled to the businesses.
The Nativity Scene Tour
Throughout Strasbourg, rediscover the tradition of the nativity scene and admire the numerous nativity scenes.