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Colmar Marché de Noël

It’s that time of year… Christmas market season!

Every year, my family and I look forward to the holidays… there’s just something magical about wearing comfy pjs, decorating the house with twinkling lights, drinking homemade hot coco while watching our favorite Christmas movies. But our favorite thing to do during the holidays is visit the amazing Christmas markets taking place all over Europe.

Christmas markets usually begin the weekend after Thanksgiving, so this year we piled in the car and headed east, to a small Alsatian town along the wine route known as Colmar, France.

Christmas markets all over Europe are stunning, but the French really go all out! Christmas traditions come alive as half-timbered houses are illuminated with colorful lights and winter decorations hung from buildings. We walked along the old, cobblestone streets, vin chad in hand, admiring all of the Christmas decorations. There are six markets spread throughout the city of Colmar, all with their own theme. Its a lot of fun to peruse the different huts selling handmade goods, decorations, and delicious holiday treats and purchase gifts for family and friends.

Rated one of the best Christmas markets in Europe, Colmar’s Marchés de Noël is not to be missed!

If you are interested in visiting a Christmas Market during the holidays, I definitely recommend stopping in Colmar and the nearby city of Strasbourg. Both towns host over-the-top gorgeous markets that is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

Joyeux Noël!

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While you’re visiting the Colmar Christmas Market:

· Purchase a cup of Vin Chaud {hot wine} and bring home the Christmas mug as a souvenir.
· Try French delicacies like Escargots, oysters, fromage, pastries, and chocolate.
· Visit St Martin’s Cathedral and a gourmet market at Place de la Cathédrale.
· Stop by Koifus for the indoor market selling local handmade crafts.
· Visit Colmar’s Petite Venice for a children’s Christmas market complete with toys,
rides, a petting zoo, and hot apple cider.

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Le marché de Noël de Colmar

8 Place Jeanne d'Arc
68000 Colmar, France

Open from Friday, November 23rd to Sunday, December 30th 2018
Monday - Thursday: 10am–7pm
Friday - Sunday: 10am–8pm

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