There are six Christmas markets dotted across the Colmar historical centre.
Place des Dominicains
Lies in the shadows of the former Dominican Church, this is one of the largest Christmas markets in Colmar. You can find everything that is expected from a traditional European market, from vin chaud to handcrafted goods. This is also one of the markets where you can drink your Glühwein from a mug rather than a plastic cup.
Place Jeanne d’Arc
Situated amidst a sea of timber-framed houses, the Square of Place Jeanne d’Arc is dedicated to foodstuffs and other goods that originate in the Alsace and beyond. You will find local wines, gingerbread, Christmas Bredele, and more!
The most picturesque parts of Colmar. Definitely make plenty of snaps of the colourful timber-framed houses with the river canal. You will find the Colmar Children’s Christmas Market here with highlights such as a mechanical Nativity Scene and posting a letter to Father Christmas!
Place de l’Ancienne Douane
English as “Ancient Customs Square”, here has one of the largest Christmas Markets in Colmar. There are about fifty chalets selling everything from Alsace produce to Christmas decorations. It is the most beautiful here in the evenings when the former Customs House is illuminated with a thousand twinkling lights.
Place de la Cathedrale
The ultimate foodie experience is to be discovered at Place de la Cathedrale. A selection of nine chalets set under a covering (making this the other ‘semi-indoor’ Christmas Market in Colmar), the cabins are arranged in a semi-circle around tables where you can sit and enjoy your gourmet finds on small benches.
Koïfhus (Colmar Indoor Christmas Market)
It is an indoor Christmas market where you can enjoy the best of the festive cheer sheltered from the elements. Situated in a building steps away from the Place de l’Ancienne Douane, the indoor market places a particular focus on handcrafted goods and vintage products.