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A Secret Christmas

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Night or day, with family or friends, dive into a private setting and unveil the best-kept secrets of Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas. Shows, events, workshops, or a simple drink shared away from the crowds will guarantee you unforgettable moments. Entertaining and fun times to share with all those dear to you. But shhhh, don’t tell anyone!

At the centre of the Grande-île, a few steps away from the buzz of the traditional Christmas markets, the Saint-Etienne district is unveiled and invites you to experience the Christmas period in a warm and intimate atmosphere, to savour simple moments during a short visit or an afternoon.
From alleyways to courtyards, porches to squares, with the involvement of players from the district and local associations, enjoy a new experience of Christmas in Strasbourg.

Share a Great Moment as a Family

Place du marché Gayot

Hang around for a while to play, create, discuss, or simply dream in one of the most intimate squares of Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas. The more skilled can take on the role of decorating the tree, which takes centre stage in this secret setting. Take part in decorative craft workshops and help make the tree beautiful.
Every evening, at nightfall, watch it light up. 

Events open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Decorate the tree together on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m to 6:3. p.m.

Place Mathias Mérian

Just a few steps away, enjoy a cosy atmosphere and discover a place to see a magical show as a family. Listen to amazing stories and let yourself be carried away by Christmas tales

Free admission (within the limit of the number of places available) - shows and stories every afternoon:

  • on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Information and reception at Place du marché Gayot.

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Have a Good Time with Friends

Experience Alsatian hospitality in a jovial and kind atmosphere. Share a stammtisch, the “meeting table” where anything is possible, and enjoy musical shows and concerts organised in partnership with the Tribu des gourmets [Alsatian wine-lovers association].
Place Saint Etienne, from 23 November to 24 December: Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.