The fairytale squares of Alsace, bordered with Hansel-and-Gretel homes, come alive with Christmas magic for their world-famous holiday markets. From Riquewihr to Strasbourg, Colmar to Mulhouse, each town offers their version of this Alsatian tradition—this year, by magic, they're coming to a brand-new city: New York!
Holiday season in Alsace
Alsace's Christmas markets have no equal in France (or in the world). Housed in the squares and places of this eastern region, the markets offer a cozy oasis during the holiday season. Bedecked with sparkly decorations, stuffed with Alsatian treats (like spiced wine, pretzels, gingerbread, and more), and positively bursting with cheer, the markets are Christmas spirit brought to life.
Strasbourg, Colmar, and Mulhouse in New York
All this Alsatian Christmas magic will find its way to New York's oldest public square, Bowling Green, at the foot of the National Museum of the American Indian. Bring the whole family to visit Père Noël (Santa Claus), check out the locomotive and listen to carols from the children's choir. It's the perfect chance to pick up French goodies to fill up anyone's stockings—while sampling some delicious bredeles (traditional biscuits). There will be over 30 craftspeople preparing unique Alsatian specialties, edible and products.
Check out this winter village, tucked into the skyline of downtown New York!