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From 24th November to 30th December 2017

and 2016 Award received in 2015

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Christmas Markets

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Place des Dominicains

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Place Jeanne d’Arc

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Place de l’Ancienne Douane

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Koïfhus - Indoor market

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Petite Venise

Events areas 21 8

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Place Rapp

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Ice rink + attractions

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1 Rue de la Montagne Verte

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3 Place Unterlinden

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Grand’Rue

Pôle Média Culture Municipal theatre

St Matthieu's Church Dominicain's Church

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Place des Dominicains

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Place de la Cathédrale

St Martin's Cathedral

Museums Unterlinden Museum

12 Place Unterlinden

Toy Museum

13 40 rue Vauban

Hansi Museum

14 28 Rue des Têtes

Bartholdi Museum

15 30 Rue des Marchands

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Natural History Museum

16 11 Rue Turenne

Art Space Malraux

17 4 Rue Rapp

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Christmas wine cellars 18

Parking Covered Parking Pick-up / Drop-off

21 Park and ride shuttle

Exhibition Centre ba Rue Saint Eloi (Only Saturday & Sunday)

Tourist Bus :

Drop-off - Rue de la Cavalerie

Parking for campers

Tourist Bus :

Christmas tree market

Shuttles Stations

Pedestrian area

Pick-up - parking Lacarre Pays des Étoiles

Martin Jund Domain

12 Rue de l'Ange

Karcher Domain

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11 Rue de L'Ours

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2 Rue du Stauffen

Colmar's Domain

Tourist office Place Unterlinden +33(0) 3 89 20 68 92 www.tourisme-colmar.com


From 24th November to 30th December

Monday to Thursday : 10am to 7pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 10am to 8pm

24th November: 2pm to 8pm 24th December: 10am to 5pm 25th December: 2pm to 7pm

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"Terroir" & Tradition

As soon as night falls, you can admire the elegant Église des Dominicains as it overlooks the market. It is beautiful with its subtly illuminated and remarkable stained glass windows. These works of art dating back to the 14th century heighten the atmosphere of this historic place that is a must when visiting Colmar. Stroll down the alleys in this market where around sixty chalets huddle together. Treat yourself to a Christmas decoration - a marvellous addition to your tree or an original idea for a present...

Overlooked by buildings, traditional timber-framed houses but also the purest classic French architecture, this square offers visitors a clear overview of the eventful history of Alsace. This market recreates the intimate atmosphere of a traditional Alsace village. Dedicated to produce from the land, it boasts many flavoursome delights : foie gras, cured meats, wines, eaux-de-vie, Christmas bredele and gingerbread...

3 In the very heart of the city, this square is home to nearly fifty chalets. They are arranged around the Schwendi fountain - with its sculpture of Auguste Bartholdi - and also along one of the city’s most beautiful canals. Here, ontrend designs rub shoulders with many traditional Christmas decorations. Once night falls, the Koïfhus building (the former Customs House) is illuminated with shimmering lights.

5 Children Christmas Market

At Christmas, Little Venice becomes an absolute paradise for children. Follow the amazed looks of the littlest ones... They cannot believe their eyes as they watch rabbits and sheep around a chalet, before feasting their eyes upon a mechanical nativity scene. It’s hard to leave this market without enjoying a delightful Colmar tradition : a cup of hot apple juice, riding the wooden horses on the merry-go-round and posting a letter to Father Christmas in the giant letterbox which lives in the alleys of this market.

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4 Crafts and Antiques

The majestic medieval Koïfhus promises an exceptional experience...in the warm! Here you can buy many products designed by local artisans. These designers, the heirs to an entire region’s expertise, will be delighted to discuss their passion with you. On the first floor, discover the enchanting installations of the Toy Museum and explore the prestigious Décapole Hall where ancient books and jewellery are displayed alongside top quality crafted products.

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Father Christmas’s giant letterbox Ì From 24th November to 20th December Father Christmas’ huge letterbox means every child can send him a letter. With a return address clearly written on the back of the envelope, Father Christmas will answer every letter posted and every Wednesday at 4pm, he will hand out presents to children selected at random. * The gifts are offered by the Exhibitors of the Christmas Markets

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Christmas

Concerts Ì 02/12 : « Douces Nuits » An original A Cappella selection for Advent, prayers in the evening and midnight mass stories, "Vocaléidos" Choir Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 4pm, Free Entrance 9

Ì 08/12: « Cuivres en cœur » Wind ensemble, Colmar Boys Orchestra, "La Croche Choeur" choral group Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 8.30pm, Free Entrance 9

Ì 12/12 : « Contes en musique » Colmar Conservatoire students Grillenbreit Children’s Library 5pm, Free Entrance Bookings: +33 (0)3 89 23 50 33 Ì 15/12 : « Tous en chœur pour Noël » Elégie choral ensemble, children and teenagers choir from Colmar Conservatoire 9 Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 8.30pm, Free Entrance

Ì 09/12 : « La Pré-Maîtrise de Garçons au marché de Noël » Booth by the Youth Orchestra Parents Association (APEM)

Ì 16/12 : « Les Avents de St-Matthieu » Organ, trumpet and drama students from Colmar Conservatoire. "Petits Chanteurs de Saint-André"

11am, Free

9 Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 12.15pm, Free Entrance

Ì 09/12 : « Les Avents de St-Matthieu » Organ, trumpet and drama students from Colmar Conservatoire

Ì 16/12 : « Contrastes » Youth Symphony Orchestra from Colmar Conservatoire, children’s choir from SaintNicolas School in Colmar

9 Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 12.15pm, Free Entrance

9 Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 5pm, Free Entrance

Ì 09/12 : « Contes en musique » Colmar Conservatoire students

Ì 22/12 : « Noël à l'opéra » Opera and Christmas songs, "Labopéra d’Alsace" Choir, Colmar Symphony Orchestra

7 Pôle Média Culture (Nef des contes) 3pm, Free Entrance Bookings: +33 (0)3 69 99 56 17

Ì 09/12 : « Flûtes & Voix » Colmar Conservatoire flute students "Les Disciples de Grétry" choir 9 Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 5pm, Free Entrance

9 Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 8.30pm, Free Entrance

Ì 23/12 : « Les Avents de St-Matthieu » Organ, trumpet and drama students from Colmar Conservatoire 9 Saint-Matthieu's Chruch 12.15pm, Free Entrance

Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5pm Pont Turenne - Quai de la Poissonnerie - Free On the picturesque canal in Little Venice, take a break and get your fill of emotions! Watch pretty illuminated boats float by...with children’s choirs providing an authentic spectacle, signing magnificent traditional Christmas songs. * Subject to the right weather and technical conditions Informations : +33 (0)3 89 20 68 92 - www.noel-colmar.com

Ì 25/11: Chœur d’enfants School - Niedermorschwihr Direction: Marie-Claire Auclair

Ì 13/12: « Les Petites Voix » Conservatoire - Colmar Direction: Martine Weiss

Ì 29/11: Chœur d’enfants School - Les pinsons du Vignoble Direction: Marie-Claire Auclair

Ì 16/12: Chœur d’enfants Les Bosquets School - Sainte-Croix-en-Plaine Direction: Dominique Drey

Ì 02/12: « P’tit Chœur » Louis Pasteur School - Colmar Direction: Evelyne Fleck

Ì 20/12: Chœur d’enfants Music School - Kaysersberg Direction: Iris Bois

Ì 06/12: « Les Petites Voix » Conservatoire - Colmar Direction: Martine Weiss

Ì 23/12: Chœur d’enfants Jean Macé School - Colmar Direction: Vincent Ackermann

Ì 09/12: Chœur d’enfants Les Bosquets School - Sainte-Croix-en-Plaine Direction: Dominique Drey

Show : La petite fille aux allumettes…magiques ! Come and watch an emotion-filled show by Ecole Buissonnière, an amateur theatre company of children aged 5 to 15! For the 20th year managed by Nicole Schnell, this year they are performing a positive new take on an Andersen fairy tale. 25/11 : 5pm & 6pm : Place du 2 février - Free 24/12 : 6pm : 13 Toy Museum - Free Entrance


Christmas

Events

Christmas Shopping

To take part in the Magic of Christmas, Colmar retailers are opening their doors on the following Sundays : Ì 03/12, 10/12 & 17/12 : 2pm to 6.30pm Ì 24/12 : 10am to 6.30pm

The ice rink & attractions

The 800m2 of ice at Place Rapp invites you to enjoy skating and the many events held there throughout the Christmas period. Through a forest of Christmas trees with illuminated decorations, come as a family for a completely astonishing and magical ride on the Christmas caterpillar !

Meisenthal Christmas balls Discover Meisenthal blown glass balls, a marvel of glassmaking from the northern Vosges, a guarantee of authenticity and quality, and also other souvenirs to sell to the Tourist Information Office. Ì Colmar Tourist Information Office

Christmas tree market Take a look round this market where you will find a wide variety of Christmas trees. Ì From 30th November to 23rd December: Every day : 9am to 7pm Except : 24/12 : 9am to 5pm Place Rapp, Christmas tree market

Ì From 24th November to 23rd December: Monday to Thursday : 2pm to 7pm Friday to Sunday : 11am to 8pm Ì From 25th to 30th December : Monday to Thursday : 11am to 7pm Friday to Sunday : 11am to 8pm Ì From 1st to 7th January : Monday to Thursday : 2pm to 6pm Friday to Sunday : 11am to 8pm Except: 09/12, 15/12: 11am to 10pm, 24/12, 31/12: 11am to 5pm 6 Place Rapp Ice rink: 1,50¤ + 1,50¤ (skate hire) 1900 Carousel : 1,80¤ Christmas Roller Coaster : 2¤

* Guided tour :

the magic of Christmas Day and night, discover the historic heart of Colmar on a guided tour... Cobbled streets edged by timberframed and brightly coloured houses are all illuminated by amazing winter decorations. Sporting its most beautiful illuminations, the old town becomes a place for dreams on a tour where Alsace’s Christmas traditions and customs are explained.

Ì From 24th November to 30th December: Every day : 11am & 5pm Except : 24/11 : 5pm and 24/12 : 11am *Tour in French only

Bookings: +33 (0)3 89 20 68 92 or info@tourisme-colmar.com Adults : 4¤ - ages 12 to 18 s : 2,50¤ Under 12s : free


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Unterlinden Museum

Place Unterlinden Tel : +33 (0)3 89 20 15 50 www.musee-unterlinden.com Monday to Sunday : 10am to 6pm Thursday : 10am to 8pm (closed Tuesdays and 25/12) Adults : 13¤ - ages 12 to 17 : 8¤ Under 13s : free Unterlinden Museum is a place where you can admire the famous Isenheim alterpiece and a rich collection of art from the Middle Ages to today including major artists like Dubuffet, Picasso and Soulages. The temporary exhibition, illustrates everyday Roman life through objects discovered during archaeological digs in the area. 13 Toy Museum 40, rue Vauban Tel : +33 (0)3 89 41 93 10 www.museejouet.com Ì From 24th to 30th November : 10am to 5pm (closed Tuesdays) Ì From 1st to 31st December : 10am to 6pm (closed 25/12)

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Place des Dominicains

« Exceptional pieces » Ì From 24th November to 31st December: Sunday to Thursday : 10am to 6pm Friday & Saturday : 10am to 7pm 24/12 & 31/12 : 10am to 5pm (closed 25/12)

The Fédération Régionale des Métiers d’Art d’Alsace invites you to admire... Come and admire around twenty unique pieces, produced for the occasion by professional artists! Ceramic artists, illuminators, cabinetmakers, glassmakers...all are proud to showcase the fruit of their age-old expertise. 15 Bartholdi Museum 30, rue des Marchands Tel : +33 (0)3 89 41 90 60 www.musee-bartholdi.fr In the family home of the creator of the Statue of Liberty, admire sculptures, drawings and paintings by the great Auguste Bartholdi !

Natural History Museum

Over 700m², this museum presents 19th and 20th century collections like old teddy bears, Barbie dolls, video games, models, robots and little trains... The current temporary exhibition is dedicated to figurines with lead soldiers, Playmobil and Lego figures and has over 2,500 pieces on display.

11, rue Turenne Tel : +33 (0)3 89 23 84 15 www.museumcolmar.org

Enter the world of famous Colmar artist Hansi who, over 700m2, recreates the vision of an ideal Alsace through a collection of unique and original works.

At the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, the Christmas wine cellars are specially decorated for the occasion, offering a chance to meet the region's winemakers, who will introduce you the great white Alsatian wine, local spirits and liqueurs, as well as the tasty produce of the Alsatian region, during a wide range of events.

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5¤ full price: from 14 years 3¤ concessions : children aged 5 to 13

Wine cellars

Dominicains's Church

Adults : 5¤ - ages 8 to 18 : 3,90¤ Under 8s : free

14 Hansi Museum 28, rue des Têtes Tel : +33 (0)3 89 41 44 20 www.hansi.fr

Christmas

Whether you are a fan of zoology, mineralogy, ethnology or Egyptology, head for an adventure in this museum designed for exploring!

Art Space Malraux 17

4 rue Rapp Tel : +33 (0)3 89 20 67 59 Ì Until December 23rd : Tuesday to Sunday : 2 pm to 6 pm except : Thursday from 12 to 5 pm. (closed on Mondays) Free Exhibition of the artist Gérald Thupinier.

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Martin Jund Domain

12, rue de l’Ange - Colmar Tel : +33 (0)3 89 41 58 72 Ì 29/11 & 30/11 Wine tasting and workshop for making Advent wreaths. 4pm, 30¤ (booking required) Ì 02/12 Concert by the "Pré-manécanterie de SaintJean" (Colmar) with mulled wine degustation. 2pm, Free

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Karcher Domain

11, rue de l’Ours - Colmar Tel : +33 (0)3 89 41 14 42

Ì 07/12, 14/12 & 21/12 Tour of wine cellars dating back to 1602, tasting wines from barrels with bredelas biscuits, degustation, folk entertainment. 5pm, Adults : 5¤ - Children : free (booking required) 20 Colmar's Domain 2, rue du Stauffen - Colmar Tel : +33 (0)3 89 79 11 87 Ì 07/12 Christmas wine and food pairings. Tasting with 3 appetizers and 4 wines. 3pm, Adults : 6¤ (booking required) Ì 13/12 & 20/12 Fragrance game with Christmas spices. Tasting of 2 wines and 1 sparkling wine, served with bredele biscuits. 3pm, Adults : 6¤ (booking required)


Christmas 25/11

Children sing Christmas on the boat

25/11

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Contes en musique»

12/12

Ivre d’équilibre (Circus)

13/12

Fragrance game with Christmas spices. Tasting of 2 wines and 1 sparkling wine, served with bredele biscuits

13/12

Children sing Christmas on the boat

14/12

Tour of wine cellars dating back to 1602, tasting wines from barrels with bredelas biscuits, degustation, folk entertainment.

Grillenbreit Children's Library

5pm

Free

Salle Europe

8pm

6 to 12,50 ¤

Colmar's Domain

3pm

6¤ REZ req.

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

Karcher Domain

5pm

Salle Europe

8pm

6 to 12,50 ¤

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

La petite fille aux allumettes… magiques ! (Show)

Place du 2 février

5pm

Free

25/11

La petite fille aux allumettes… magiques ! (Show)

Place du 2 février

6pm

Free

29/11

Wine tasting and workshop for making Advent wreaths.

Martin Jund Domain

4pm

30 ¤

14/12

Le Mur de l’équilibre (Circus)

29/11

Children sing Christmas on the boat

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

15/12

Eisstock on the ice rink

Place Rapp

8pm

Free

Saint-Matthieu's Church

8.30pm

Free

Saint-Matthieu's Church 12.15pm

Free

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

Saint-Matthieu's Church

5pm

Free

Salle Europe

8pm

6 to 12,50 ¤

Saint-Matthieu's Church

5pm

Free

Colmar's Domain

3pm

6¤ REZ req.

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

Karcher Domain

5pm

30/11

Wine tasting and workshop for making Advent wreaths.

Martin Jund Domain

4pm

30 ¤

15/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Tous en chœur pour Noël»

02/12

Concert by the "Pré-manécanterie de SaintJean" (Colmar) with mulled wine degustation.

Martin Jund Domain

2pm

Free

16/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Les Avents de St-Matthieu»

02/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Douces Nuits»

Saint-Matthieu's Church

4pm

Free

16/12

Children sing Christmas on the boat

02/12

Le Retour de Mary Poppins (Figure skating)

4.30pm 15 to 20 ¤

16/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Contrastes»

02/12

Children sing Christmas on the boat

5pm

Free

16/12

Le Cercle de l’équilibre (Circus)

02/12

Start of the Avent

6pm

Free

17/12

Singing and sung vigil

02/12

Le Retour de Mary Poppins (Figure skating)

03/12

Harmonie St Martin's Christmas Concert

20/12

Fragrance game with Christmas spices. Tasting of 2 wines and 1 sparkling wine, served with bredele biscuits

03/12

Blanche Neige & moi (Musical Comedy)

20/12

Children sing Christmas on the boat

Colmar's Ice Rink Petite Venise Saint-Matthieu's Church Colmar's Ice Rink

8.30pm 15 to 20 ¤

Saint Martin's Cathedral

3pm

Free

Municipal Theater

3pm

4,65 to 18,60 ¤

06/12

Frusques (Danse - Jeune Public)

Salle Europe

3pm

5,50 to 6,10 ¤

21/12

Tour of wine cellars dating back to 1602, tasting wines from barrels with bredelas biscuits, degustation, folk entertainment.

06/12

Children sing Christmas on the boat

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

22/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Noël to l’opéra»

Saint-Matthieu's Church

8.30pm

Free

07/12

Christmas wine and food pairings. Tasting with 3 appetizers and 4 wines.

Colmar's Domain

3pm

6¤ REZ req.

23/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Les Avents de St-Matthieu»

Saint-Matthieu's Church 12.15pm

Free

07/12

Tour of wine cellars dating back to 1602, tasting wines from barrels with bredelas biscuits, degustation, folk entertainment.

Karcher Domain

5pm

23/12

Visit of Santa Claus on the ice rink

Place Rapp

4pm

Free

23/12

Snowstorm on the ice rink

Place Rapp

4pm

Free

23/12

Children sing Christmas on the boat

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

24/12

Christmas mass for family

Saint Martin's Cathedral

6pm

Free

24/12

La petite fille aux allumettes… magiques ! (Show)

Toy Museum

6pm

Free

24/12

Christmas Night Vigil

Saint-Matthieu's Church

6.30pm

Free

24/12

Christmas vigil & Midnight mass

Saint Martin's Cathedral 11:30pm

Free

25/12

Christmas mass

Saint Martin's Cathedral

10.30am

Free

25/12

Christmas mass

Saint Martin's Cathedral

6pm

Free

26/12

Night orientation race of the "St-Etienne" day

Rue des Tisserands

4.30pm

31/12

On fête la fin de l’année ! (Show)

Salle Europe

4pm

Free REZ req.

31/12

Gala of the St Sylvestre

Colmar's Ice Rink

6pm

Free

08/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Cuivres en cœur»

09/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «La pré-Maitrise de Garçons au marché de Noël»

09/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Les Avents de St-Matthieu»

09/12

D.I.Y Workshop at Toy Museum

09/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : « Contes en musique»

09/12

Visit of the Saint-Nicolas on the ice rink

09/12

Children sing Christmas on the boat

09/12

Colmar sings Christmas  : «Flûtes & voix»

09/12

Fluo Night on the ice rink

10/12

Saint-Matthieu's Church

8.30pm

Free

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11am

Free

Saint-Matthieu's Church 12.15pm

Free

Toy Museum

2pm

4 to 5 ¤

Pôle Média Culture

3pm

Free

Place Rapp

4pm

Free

Petite Venise

5pm

Free

Saint-Matthieu's Church

5pm

Free

Place Rapp

8pm

Free

La petite poule qui voulait voir la mer (Theater - Young Audience)

Municipal Theater

2:30pm

5,75 to 11,50 ¤

10/12

La petite poule qui voulait voir la mer (Theater - Young Audience)

Municipal Theater

4pm

5,75 to 11,50 ¤

10/12

Quand je serai Petit (Concert - Young Audience)

Le Grillen

5pm

6,10 ¤

10/12

Vigil dedicated to tales

Saint-Matthieu's Church

5pm

Free

Complete agenda Discover all the animations on the website : WWW.NOEL-COLMAR.COM

Conception : Office de Tourisme - Photographies : JM Hédouin / S.Niess / Colmar Tourisme / Adobe Stock - Programme sous réserve de modifications - Ne pas jeter sur la voie publique

Agenda

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Parkings

Park & Ride Free

Covered car parks near the Christmas markets

With park and ride available at the Exhibition centre (Avenue de la Foire aux Vins), use the free shuttle bus for your journey.

Parking Mairie Parking Rapp Parking Lacarre Parking St Josse Parking Bleylé

Shuttles will drop you off every ten minutes, a short walk from the Christmas markets.

Car parks near the Christmas markets

Exhibition centre -> 21 Rue Saint Eloi

Parking Vieille Ville Parking Scheurer Kestner Parking St Eloi

The car park is open from Saturday 8am to Sunday 10pm. Shuttle times :

Ì Saturday : 9.30am to 11.30pm Shuttles every 10 minutes. (from 9.30pm, every 20 minutes) Last shuttle to the Exhibition Centre at 11.30pm Ì Sunday : 9.30am to 9.10pm Shuttles every 10 minutes. Last shuttle to the Exhibition Centre at 9.10pm

Larger pedestrian Area From 24th November to 30th December Access to Colmar town centre is closed to all vehicles, to facilitate visitor access to the Colmar Christmas Markets.

Ì 24/12 : 9.30am to 5.15pm Last shuttle to the Exhibition Centre at 5.15pm

Monday to Thursday : 11am to 7pm Friday to Sunday : 10am to 8pm (see map of town centre)

For security reasons, the Christmas markets close exactly at the scheduled time. Thanks for your understanding. From 1st to 11th December, help us become the best European Christmas market! Vote online on the website European Best Destinations (no registration required)

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OPENING TIMES Monday to Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm 25th December: 2pm-5pm 26th December: 10am-1pm

Colmar Christmas Markets events calendar  
Colmar Christmas Markets events calendar  

All the events and the map of the 5 Colmar christmas Markets http://www.noel-colmar.com/en

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