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Off de Noël
24 November to 30 December
If you want an alternative Christmas, look no further...
If you’re after a Christmas with a difference, come and explore the “OFF” – the third year of Strasbourg’s alternative festive celebrations. The OFF takes place alongside the traditional Christmas markets. It’s a chance to mark the festive season in a different light, with an ethical, responsible market that places the emphasis on alternative consumer practices. The market is manned by socially responsible retailers, artists and charities from the Gare quarter, who’ve put together a truly original and innovative programme of activities and events.
So come along and be prepared for a few surprises!
The OFF Market
Shopping that makes a difference
If you’re looking for something different – ethical, responsible and original products – then you’re sure to find what you need at this market. Nestled between the Grand Ile and Gare quarters, the market certainly looks different, complete with domes and containers. The 20-or-so stall-holders will be showcasing the very best of the social economy, with plenty of surprises in store and a good dose of fundamental values. From customised vintage furniture to original handicrafts, second-hand appliances and organic food, this alternative market has something to suit every taste.
- 24 November to 24 December, daily from 11 am to 8 pm, with late opening until 10 pm on Saturdays (24 November: from 2 pm; 24 December: until 6 pm).
Market organiser: Regional Chamber of the Social and Socially Responsible Economy, Eastern France (CRESS Grand Est), in partnership with the Alsace Consumer Chamber (CCA), Colecosol and ZIGetZAG.info.
Stall-holders: Ferme Saint André, Vins Durrmann, Carijou, Les Jardins de Gaïa, Les Jardins de la Montagne Verte, PUR etc, Brasserie La Mercière, Bar Chez Léon, Vins bio dynamiques, Artisans du Monde Strasbourg, Café Sati, La Bohémia, EBS Le Relais Est/Le Léopard, Emmaüs Mundolsheim, Libre Objet, Envie, Cooproduction, Creative Vintage, ABRAPA, Le Stück, OPABA farmers, Terre d’Est and Citiz.
A journey through street art
The Gare quarter has a proud history and cultural traditions, and is packed with plenty of sights for city-lovers in general, and street art aficionados in particular. Over the years, the area has become a fertile breeding ground for creativity and a hot spot for artists and cultural institutions alike.
Come and marvel at these temporary works and take some time out to explore this vibrant, fascinating world.
The OFF Market at Place Grimmeissen and stall-holders in the Gare quarter play host to a series of events, including concerts, stories for adults, DIY workshops, tastings, after-work drinks, performances, talks, debates, and much more besides. In total, there are more than 60 events to choose from.