Recent Searches
Clear

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Christmas Market (Christkindelsmärik) Tours

star-5
1 Review
Christmas Market (Christkindelsmärik)
Among Europe’s most popular Christmas markets, Strasbourg’s annual Christkindelsmärik sees the city transform into a whirlwind of festivity. More than 2 million yearly visitors flock to the seasonal market, which includes craft and gift stalls and vin chaud (mulled wine) vendors, as well as an ice rink and carolers.

The Basics
Located in the city’s Grand Île district, the annual Christmas Market is a carnival of the senses—little wonder that Strasbourg bills itself as “the capital of Christmas.” Wander the 300-plus wooden chalet-style stalls that sell an array of festive gifts, and sample the fragrant mulled wine that perfumes the market. Spread across numerous public squares in the city’s historic heart, the market also includes performances for children and Christmas light installations.
 
The Strasbourg Christmas Market, located in a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, features on numerous sightseeing itineraries. Book a small-group or private experience, and let a local lead you through the crowds to market highlights.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Every year, the Christkindelsmärik is crowned with its Great Christmas Tree—some annual specimens exceed 115 feet (35 meters).
  • Be sure to sample bredeles during your visit: the Alsatian cookies are a Christmas tradition and typically flavored with orange and cinnamon, anise, and other spices.
  • Public bathrooms are available at most of the main market squares.
  • Due to the crowds, narrow passageways, and uneven surfaces, the markets are not readily accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Note that security checks are conducted at main entrances to the market.

How to Get There
The Christkindelsmärik is located in Strasbourg’s central Grand Île area, with different sections of the market situated in different areas. Head to Place Kléber to take in the Christmas tree, skating rink, and craft exhibition; see an array of stallholders at Place Broglie; and sample Alsatian delicacies at Place du Marché-aux-Poissons. When the market is open, trams do not stop at certain stations, and the area is closed to vehicular traffic—so it’s best to explore on foot.

When to Get There
The Christkindelsmärik is open for the Christmas season, typically from late November to the end of December, though exact dates vary from year to year. The market is closed on Christmas Day, and hours vary throughout the festive period. Visit by day to browse the stalls and pick up gifts and souvenirs, or visit by night to see the city at its most brilliantly festive.

Alternative Christmas Market Experiences
There’s more to the Christkindelsmärik than shops and ice skating. Seek out some of the market’s lesser-known draws. The OFF Market, hosted at Place Grimmeissen, showcases vintage goods and customized gifts, and encourages mindful consumption, while the Dedicated Small Alsatian Producers Market at Place des Meuniers offers tastes of local delicacies. For a tranquil light show, walk along the newly renovated promenade at Quai des Bateliers.
Address: Place Broglie, Strasbourg, France
Read More

3 Tours and Activities to Experience Christmas Market (Christkindelsmärik)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Strasbourg Christmas Market Small Group Walking Tour

Strasbourg Christmas Market Small Group Walking Tour

star-4
Enter a winter wonderland on this Strasbourg Christmas Market tour. As it’s a small-group tour, you’ll have a more personalized experience with your guide, and won’t get lost in crowds. Your guide will enrich your experience by giving commentary about the history and culture of the city, as you tour the market. See magnificent decorations, try local delicacies, buy souvenirs, and Christmas decorations too.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$18.54
From
$18.54

Strasbourg Christmas Lights Sightseeing Pedicab Private Guided Tour

Strasbourg Christmas Lights Sightseeing Pedicab Private Guided Tour

star-5
Launch yourself into a winter wonderland by going on a pedicab Christmas lights sightseeing tour. A pedicab will help you explore the city at a faster pace than a walking tour, and you'll get your bearings of Strasbourg too. Your guide will point out the best Christmas lights, popular landmarks such as Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral, and you’ll also get tips on where to find the best mulled wine and Christmas goodies.
More
  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$67.97
per group
From
$67.97
per group

Private Xmas & Wine Tour in Alsace

Private Xmas & Wine Tour in Alsace

Let us guide you through the most beautiful alsatian villages and discover the wonders on Christmas markets in Alsace. Your suited private Driver will drive you the whole day to places you want to explore. The tour is 100% tailor made and you can either visit the villages or experience a wine tasting in a typical winery.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$456.02
per group
From
$456.02
per group
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Christmas Market (Christkindelsmärik)?