It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the "Christkindelsmärik". Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional Alsatian Christmas today.
With its some 300 chalets in the city center, it's one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. You will discover everything arts and crafts with typical Alsatian Christmas decorations. .
The city is adorned with beautiful decorations and is illuminated by several hundred kilometres of Christmas lights. The Great Christmas Tree, on place Klébe is an age-old Strasbourg tradition. There are historical accounts, dated as far back as 1605, of fir trees adorned with decorations in the guild halls of Strasbourg during Advent. and for all of these reasons why "Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas" continues to enjoy repeated success.
Daisy, was perfectly content on this trip being bundled up in her winter sweater and riding along in her tote bag. For Daisy, its the perfect way to take in the Christmas markets of Strasbourg and stay warm.