Colmar is located in the very center of Alsace, a mere 10 kilometers away from the Alsace wine hills.
Colmar and its surroundings has a sunny microclimate and is the second driest city in France, with an annual precipitation of just 550 mm, making it ideal for Alsace wine. It is considered the capital of the Alsatian wine region.
Colmar is only a 20 minutes drive from our holiday apartments in Riquewihr.
Today in the late evening we paid once more a visit to this charming city. Year after year, the romantic atmosphere of its Christmas markets never fades.
Colmar is a wonderful city for shopping and deserves a long visit during the Christmas period. The city organises several Christmas villages within its historical center. A large number of Christmas related events (concerts and exhibitions) take place every year.
Ideally placed in a very romantic setting, the five Christmas markets of Colmar allow you to enjoy a unique atmosphere and discover at the same time the magnificent architectural heritage of the city of Colmar.
Colmar christmas markets from 23rd November 2012 to 31st December 2012
from Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday and saturday: 10am to 9pm
Mon. 24.12: 10am to 5pm
Tue. 25.12: 2pm to 7pm.
Mon. 31.12: 10am to 5pm
During weekends, use the Park and Ride service to the city center
Access to the city center of Colmar is closed to all vehicles first 4 weekends of December.
A free parking and a shuttle are set up on Saturdays and Sundays.
From the Parc des Expositions (Avenue de la Foire aux Vins), shuttle drop off every 10 minutes, 5 minutes walk from the first Christmas market (Place Scheurer Kestner).
Dates and times of the Park and Ride:
1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 December
Saturdays from 9:30 am. to 11 pm.: Departure every 10 minutes – every 20 minutes from 21:30
Sundays from 9:30 am. to 8:30 pm.: Departure every 10 minutes
Warning: the parking closes on Sunday at 21:00 pm
The official website of Christmas in Colmar, with a lot of info, beautiful pictures ans a calendar for all coming Christmas events.