Prelude and Kaysersberg Christmas market

An authentic 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 welcomes you during the Advent weekends (from November 29th to December 23rd) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am. to 8pm., in the Cour de l’Arsenal and behind the Sainte-Croix church.
Discover the list of the 2019 Christmas market stallholders.

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An authentic Christmas market, but not only !

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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.

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The Christmas exhibitions : “Christmas tales and legends”

Enter the fabulous and enchanting world of tales and legends. You have always dreamt of meeting them, they will all be here : Saint-Nicholas, Hans Trapp, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Little Red Riding Hood… and many more. Their stories will be staged in a sublime setting in the heart of the medieval city, filling the eyes of both big and small with sparkles.

Practical infos : Every day from November 29th 2019 to January 5th 2020.
During the Advent weekends : Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am. to 8pm.
Except Advent weekends : from 2pm. to 6pm in the Cour de l’Arsenal (next to the Tourism Office).

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Christmas concerts

In addition to Christmas markets and exhibitions, Kaysersberg also offers a concert program every Advent Sunday in the Sainte-Croix church. 

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Christmas Concert La Troupe Arraya

Sunday, 1st December 2019 - 4pm - Ste Croix Church in Kaysersberg 

"La Troupe Arraya," vocalizing and rural, invites you to a musical and emotional journey from Béarn to the Basque Country. Composed of 20 troubadours, whose vocal power will make you shudder, the Troupe Arraya goes through a polyphonic repertoire brilliantly interpreted and spiced with humorous and moving peaks. The texts are profound and imbued with the traditions of a French region with Spanish colours."

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Christmas concert : The Thur banks choir

Sunday, 8th December 2019 - 4pm Ste Croix Church in Kaysersberg

Le Choeur des Rives de la Thur (The Thur banks choir), made of about 60 choristers, has a repertoire going from Middle-Age to 20th century songs. Under the guidance of their chef Pascal Parayre, the choir performs remarkable works with accuracy and sincerity to offer an unforgettable musical break to the audience.

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Christmas concert : Choir for the Rhin

Sunday, 15th December 2019 - 4pm - Ste Croix Church in Kaysersberg 

This choir is essentially composed of men and proposes un musical world tour thanks to its wide repertoire. These 20 men with impressive voices perform orthodox and catholic chants, negro-spirituals and gospels in Russian, Polish, Italian, Greek, English, German and French, but also profane songs from Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Brazil and many other countries.

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Christmas concert : Sparkle family

Sunday, 22th December - 4pm - Ste Croix Church in Kaysersberg 

Powerful songs, rhythm and voices that will thrill gospel and African-American music lovers. The group Sparkle Family offers a repertoire with surprising and authentic arrangements. The conquered audience will be able to sing along to some of the most famous tunes: Happy Day, Glory, glory, Hallelujah, Hosanna...

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