Christmas in Sélestat is all About Childhood Memories 



Christmas in Sélestat is all About Childhood Memories 

Sélestat, in Alsace, is giving pride of place to traditions around the Christmas tree.

Offering visitors and families a host of wonderful surprises based on childhood memories and atmospheres, the town has put together unmissable themed stages in remarkable buildings and edifices. Public squares will host chalets, and companies will bring a sparkle to the eyes of young and old alike during the Advent season. There’s no doubt that all your senses will be tantalized. In the heart of Alsace, make sure to make a stop in Sélestat, capital of the Christmas tree. 

November 25 to December 29, 2023

© Noël-déco-places-espaces-verts—JB

Christmas Markets 

Amble along the Christmas markets of Sélestat, indulging in all the alsatian traditions that you can think of. Place du Dr Maurice Kubler / Place d’Armes / Place de la Victoire.

November 24 to December 29

© place victoire

Sélestat Humanist Library  

Les boules de Noël de Meisenthal font joujou” exhibition.

The Humanist Library of Sélestat is hosting a Christmas exhibition on the theme of childhood, the annual theme chosen by the city for its festive season. This year, the exhibition combines toys and games with Christmas baubles from Meisenthal by recreating small scenes with a playful and quirky tone. Designer Amandine Louise will adorn the exhibition with illustrations.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-6pm. Closed Mondays and December 26. Free access (admission to museum charged) 

November 25 to December 31

© expo BH Meisenthal

“1521: the tradition of the Christmas tree” exhibition.

Just inside the lobby of the Humanist Library, an exhibition traces back the first mention ever of a Christmas tree. And guess what? It was first mentioned in Sélestat. The famous account book from 1521, along with two more recent accounts of the Christmas tree tradition (1555 and 1600), are on display during the festive season.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-6pm. Closed Mondays and December 26. Free admission (museum admission charged)  

November 25 to December 31  

Christmas at the Maison du Pain d’Alsace 

Enjoy Christmas at the Maison du Pain d’Alsace! A stone’s throw from the Humanist Library, the Maison du Pain d’Alsace welcomes visitors to experience the history of bread in a unique place. The bakers are ready to stir all the senses: special breads, kougelhopfs, pretzels, aniseed bread, bredle are produced and baked on the spot. Hands-on dough activities for young and old are offered all year round. A tea room and a terrace complete the experience for a truly tasty moment in Sélestat.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 9am-6pm. Tuesday and Friday: 9am-6.30pm ; December 24: 8:30am to 3pm – Closed December 25 and 26.

November 25 to December 31

Lead photo credit : place armes

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