December 15, 2018 Alsace France Europe

Colmar Christmas Market

The magic of Christmas in Colmar, first of all, there’s the ambiance of the Old Town, illuminated and decorated like a fairy tale : a historical setting made magical by the Christmas illuminations which, in this festive period, blend harmoniously with the beautiful lighting designed to enhance the town’s heritage, and lay a soothing aura of light over the center of Colmar.

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Colmar town center is essentially pedestrian, comprises numerous architectural treasures such as monuments, churches, museums, and alleys, full of imposing buildings dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Marvel at the Maison Pfister, the Koïfhus, Unterlinden museum, Little Venice, the Maison des têtes and Saint Martin's Collegiate church. The whole town is decorated, as in a dream, turning the old center into a veritable open-air theatre where the warm Christmas mood envelops the heart of the town.

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In Alsace, the preparation of Christmas and end-of-year celebrations it is an especially moment which waited. Moment of conviviality and sharing, this period is favorable to return to the real family values. In this region, the preparation of celebration starts 25th November for the opening of Christmas markets, escalates during all the Advent period (4 Sundays before Christmas), to reach an apotheosis at the 24th December and finishes gently with the Epiphany on the 6th January.

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