These markets usually run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out Noel.Alsace website for updated information.
Timbered houses, canal-lined streets, an ice-skating rink, and an early 1900’s carousel are just a few of the incredible things you will find at this market. This particular market is dedicated to showcasing local artisans’ wares from all over the region. You can find painters, glass blowers, carpenters, and jewelry makers at this market. Food options around here offer plenty of tasty treats to choose from! Don’t forget to indulge in the local vin chaud (hot mulled wine).
One of my personal favorites is the Gourment market. Nine to twelve little stalls are set up to cook the most delectable dishes from the region. My advice; make a few laps around the area before you decide on something. My family and I decided that we would all get different things so we could try more.
This is the largest market in Colmar with over 50+ chalets arranged around the scenic canals. Take some time to stroll around and try different local treats including wine and chocolates. Be forewarned that this is a very crowded area but still worth a visit.
This is an indoor market in the medieval Koïfhus building, making it a perfect place to warm up and get in out of the cold for a little bit. If you are looking for some souvenirs and gifts, this is a great place to do some shopping. There is a large variety of beautiful products offered by local artists. This market has some of the most unique items including gingerbread houses!
This is also one of the main markets in Colmar. You will find local specialties like foie gras, wine, jams, and honey. This is a more traditional market that features some of the best products in Alsace. Nom on some local cheese, bread, and sweets. If you are traveling through the area, this is a good place to pick up some food for the road. I would recommend visiting the market later in the evening or at night to really enjoy the decorations and lights.
When you think of Colmar, no doubt canals come to mind. This market is situated in the most post-card setting in the city. This place is a fairytale that comes to life. If for no other reason, just come to walk around the area and enjoy the beauty. There are stalls selling wooden toys, games, plush toys, and yummy treats. There is even a bright yellow mailbox where children can drop off their letters to Santa Claus.
Here you will find an 800m2 skating rink that is surrounded by decorated Christmas trees and lights. If you enjoy this type of winter sport, then don’t miss the opportunity to partake in some skating.
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