Noël en Alsace
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Useful tips

Never been to Alsace? Here is some practical information to help you organise your stay in Alsace.

Public holidays

26 December, St Stephen's Day, is a public holiday in Alsace. This is one of the specificities of local law. As a result, things slow down: shops and restaurants may be closed. Remember to check the opening hours of the tourist sites.

Peak periods

The Christmas market season is one of the busiest periods of the year in Alsace. Consider booking your stay during the week to avoid overcrowded weekends!

Events after 25 December

After 25 December, the festivities continue! Christmas events continue in Mulhouse, Colmar, Strasbourg and many other towns and villages! Find the details of all that is happening on our Christmas market and Events pages.