DecExclusifChristmas night in castleLive a magical Christmas at the Château de l'Ile in the heart of the Alsatian Christmas markets:Christmas' Eve dinner, night at the castle, spa and the visit of Santa Claus
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The city’s celebrated Christmas Market will be open from 22 November to 30 December, offering a wonderful atmosphere of yuletide joy for kids and adults alike.
It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the “Christkindelsmärik” (market of the Infant Jesus). Since this time, Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas and these are all the reasons why “Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas” continues to enjoy repeated success.
Strasbourg’s historical markets
- The traditional Christkindelsmärik is to be found on place Broglie and it’s the place to go to for all your lights, ornaments, garlands, wreaths and other Christmas decorations.
- All around the Cathedral, you’ll find a whole village of wooden stands, featuring craft gifts for Christmas.
- One street well worth visiting is the rue des marocains, where you can admire the magnificent decorations hanging from the houses.
Enjoy a taste of Alsace
- If you’re feeling peckish, pop over to place du Marché-aux-Poissons or the terrace outside the Palais Rohan, where you’ll find local Christmas specialities, such as bredele, gingerbread and foie gras, waiting to be washed down with a steaming cup of mulled wine.
- Place du Temple-Neuf Is another great spot for foodies, with stands selling specialities such as truffle-flavoured sausage, craft beers, pâtisseries and even Alsatian whisky!
The city glows in the warmth of its Christmas lighting. Don’t miss…
- the famous Carré d’or in the centre of historical Strasbourg, with its sumptuously-decorated narrow winding streets
- the huge Christmas tree in place Kléber surrounded by stands featuring up to 85 different charities
At the Château de l’Ile
After a great day walking around the city and its Christmas markets, come back to the Chateau and rest your weary legs in the luxury of our Spa Centre before you prepare to meet Santa Claus.