Christkindelsmärik is a Christmas market held annually in Strasbourg, France, near Strasbourg cathedral.[1][2]


Strasbourg has been holding Christkindelsmärik around its cathedral since 1570.[1]

The Christkindelsmärik, Marché de l'Enfant Jésus, is one of the oldest Christmas markets. It draws between 1.5 and 2 million visitors each year and has over sixty stalls.

The market takes place annually, from 24 November to 24 December. It mainly takes place on Place Kléber, Place Broglie, Place du Marché aux cochons de lait and around the cathedral.

Planned bomb attack

The Strasbourg cathedral bombing plot was an al Qaeda plan to bomb the Christmas market at the foot of the cathedral during the Christmas celebrations of 2000.[3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Noël à Strasbourg. (Unknown last update). Noël à Strasbourg. Retrieved July 08, 2007, from
  2. Noël à Strasbourg. (2007, May 31). Noël à Strasbourg, le Sens du Partage. Retrieved July 19, 2007, from
  3. Der Frankfurter Al-Qaida-Prozess und das Netzwerk des Terrors (German)

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