Christmas market in Colmar. Fall back into childhood!
Christmas market in Colmar. Fall back into childhood!

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.

Little Venice in Colmar
Little Venice in Colmar

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, Alsace. The Koifhus.
Colmar, Alsace. The Koifhus.

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.

Evening in Colmar in December
Evening in Colmar in December

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, Alsace. Evening in December
Colmar, Alsace. Evening in December. One of the 5 Christmas markets.

Practical Info

Colmar christmas markets from  23rd November 2012 to 31st December 2012
Opening hours:
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

Colmar, Alsace. Evening in December near the cathedral
Colmar, Alsace. Evening in December near the cathedral. Picture taken on a Thursday in late November.

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.

Colmar, Church of the Dominicans
Colmar, Church of the Dominicans

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).

Shopping in the historical center of Colmar, Alsace, in December
Shopping in the historical center of Colmar, Alsace, in December

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.

Colmar, Alsace. The magic of Christmas
Colmar, Alsace. The magic of Christmas

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