Alsace bring French Christmas magic to NEW YORK
New Yorkers and visitors alike love Christmastime in New York City. The lights, holiday and decorations music accompany a collective feeling of goodwill to all or any. For the reason that same spirit, the Marché de Noël de Strasbourg-Alsace is bringing its magic to Bowling Green Park in Lower Manhattan from Dec. 6 to 22. Founded in 1570, it really is fitting that Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, the oldest Christmas market in France, will celebrate 449 consecutive years of merriment in New York City’s oldest public park.
A tree lighting ceremony will undoubtedly be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The majestic 22-foot tree will undoubtedly be decorated with traditional handcrafted ornaments from the populous city of Mulhouse. The Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market will undoubtedly be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.
Strasbourg’s internationally recognized design team will generate an enchanted atmosphere with traditional decorations and dazzling light displays imported from Europe for the occasion. Evening falls on the Christmas village as, the magic begins. Colorful ornaments and shimmering lights deck the 30 authentic wooden chalets fashioned by master artisans and shipped directly from Alsace. Genuine artisanal crafts such as for example pottery from Betschdorf and Soufflenheim, hand-painted ornaments from Strasbourg, and fine table linens from Colmar lead to original gifts. Gastronomic specialties include handmade candies, jams, foie gras pâté, bredele Christmas cookies, and fragrant gingerbread.
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In between holiday gift shopping, made Alsatian specialties can be found including tarte flambé freshly;e and steaming plates of choucroute piled high with hearty sausages and potatoes. Daily performances of French Christmas carols improve the cheerful atmosphere à la française, and children shall take pleasure in creative interactive workshops and a trip with old Saint Nick.
With over 2 million visitors, the Marché de Noël de Strasbourg-Alsace is Europe’s oldest & most beautiful Christmas market with an increase of than 300 chalets through the entire populous city. Its charm is renowned, with a nod from CNN in 2018 naming it the “World’s Best Christmas Market.” In the spirit of openness, sharing, and cultural exchange, the cities of Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse and the Alsace region of France are excited to create their rich traditions and an authentic Christmas Market from Strasbourg, the Christmas Capital.
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