Noël à Strasbourg©Nis&For

Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas

From around the magnificent Cathedral to the city’s most beautiful squares, Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas, invites you to share in the most marvellous of all the holidays.

  • By plane15 minutes from Strasbourg Airport
  • By carServed by the A4 and the A35
  • By train1h 46 min from Paris and 3h 45 min from Lyon

Essential things to do

Le Grand Sapin - Noël Strasbourg©Emmanuel VIVERGE
Stand and gaze in wonder at the giant Christmas Tree
Stroll through the Christkindelsmärik Discover
Rue des Orfèvres - Strasbourg©Max Coquard - Best Jobers
Marvel at the lights in Rue des Orfèvres
Marché Off Strasbourg©Nis&For
Enjoy an offbeat experience at the “Off” Christmas market
Oz, le Noël des métiers d'art©Freema
Treat yourself to the best handicrafts at the Oz exhibition
Christkindelsmärik - Strasbourg©Nis&For

At the heart of France’s oldest Christmas market

For four centuries now, the emblematic Christkindelsmärik has been working its magic in the European capital. Over 300 wooden chalets, spread around different squares in the city, invite you to make some mesmerising discoveries in a fairytale atmosphere!

Grand Sapin - Strasbourg©AdobeStock

A fairytale ambience under the Christmas lights

As Christmas approaches, Strasbourg gets decked out in all its finery. At the end of the afternoon, as night draws in, the magic begins to work across the city. Thousands of Christmas lights and decorations sparkle and twinkle to create a bewitching atmosphere in the Alsatian capital.

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