Preludes and authentic Christmas market in Kaysersberg
An authentic and traditionnal Christmas market
In the heart of the imperial city of Kaysersberg, the flavours of gingerbread or mulled wine will awaken your taste buds, your eyes will be wide open in front of the bakers’ and pastry chefs’ stalls, filled with bredalas (Christmas cakes) with nuts, almonds, chocolate, dry fruits…
You will be charmed by this sweet and intimate setting while wandering around the 30 wooden chalets from the Christmas market, in the heart of the historical center of Kaysersberg. The craftsmen, scrupulously selected by the members of the Association de Noël à Kaysersberg (Organization for Christmas in Kaysersberg), welcome you and offer you their original and handcrafted creations : wooden toys, decorations for your Christmas tree, blown glass objects, jewels, lamps...
You will have choice when it comes to finding your Christmas presents. Adults will recover their children souls, filled with distant memories.
Our advice : at dusk, when the atmosphere is magical, it is the best moment to discover Kaysersberg and its numerous activities at Christmas time.
Dates and times of the authentic Christmas market
The authentic and artisanal Kaysersberg Christmas market usually welcomes you during the Advent weekends on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am. to 8pm., in the Cour de l’Arsenal and behind the Sainte-Croix church.
Dates of the 2024 Christmas Market of Kaysersberg: Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December, Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December, Friday 20 to Sunday 22 December 2024 inclusive.
The farmers’ market of the valley producers
If you like tasting regional specialties, this small market is dedicated to local producers. Gourmets will fill their baskets with a variety of local foods : aromatic herbs, syrups, herbal teas, foie gras, terrines, cheese, gingerbread, organic wines, fruit juices : Nothing but good products to delight your guests during the Christmas or New Year’s holidays.
Dates and times are identical to those of the authentic Christmas market. Location: Place de la Mairie.
The Christmas exhibitions
Come and discover the old trades of yesteryear : lighter, bomb maker, press maker, pulper, amoulage maker, scourer, ciergier... and the liste is quite long.
Some of these professions are still relevant today, but many others have been forgotten for ages...
From 24th November 2023 to 19th December 2023, from Monday to Thursday from 2pm to 6pm and during the week-ends of the Christmas Market (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 8pm. From 20th December 2023 to 7th January 2024, the exhibition is open from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on 25th December and 01st January.
All events per week
Have you already booked your weekend in the Kaysersberg valley for the Christmas markets? Well done!
To make it easier for you to organise your stay, we've put together a full calendar of all the events for each week. Feel free to download and print them out if you need to!
See you soon!
Did you know that? Kaysersberg was elected "Village Préféré des Français" in 2017 on France 2, a TV programme presented by Stéphane Bern, which highlights the most beautiful villages in our beautiful France.
The glittering imperial city, decked out in its finest finery, invites you to an enchanting stroll through the heart of the illuminated old town: its authentically artisanal Christmas market and its unmissable exhibition will leave you with a magical and enchanting memory.
The plaque of the "Village Préféré des Français" is on the fortified bridge in Kaysersberg.