Things to do during the festive season in Strasbourg

Here’s our list of tourist activities and attractions open during the festive season, day by day.

26 December (Boxing Day) is a public holiday in Alsace
Good Friday (before the Catholic Easter Sunday) and Boxing Day (26 December) are two public holidays given to the inhabitants of Alsace and Moselle in addition to other official French public holidays.
They were established by the order issued on 16 August 1892 in Strasbourg, under the organic industry law of the Third Reich.

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 11am to 6pm
Christmas markets: 11am to 6pm
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15am / 12.45-14pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm
Midnight Mass in the cathedral: 11.30pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15am / 12.45-14pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital: 8.30-12pm / 1.30-3.30pm
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 5pm

Museums
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 4pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 4pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 4pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 10am to 4pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm

Wednesday, December 25

Christmas
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 2 to 8pm
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 2pm to 5.30pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 12.30pm to 5pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm
Christmas concert, Eglise St-Thomas :5pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 2pm to 5.30pm

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Thursday, December 26

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45pm-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Christmas markets (places de la cathédrale, du Château, de la Grande-Boucherie, du Marché aux Poissons, Palais Rohan): 11am to 8pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 2pm to 8pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45pm-5.45pm
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm

Museums
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 6pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm
Aubette 1928: 2pm to 6pm
Voodoo Museum: 2pm to 6pm

Friday, December 27

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45pm-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Christmas markets (places de la cathédrale, du Château, de la Grande-Boucherie, du Marché aux Poissons, Palais Rohan): 11am to 8pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 11am to 9pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45pm-5.45pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital: 8.30-12am / 1.30-5.30pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 7pm

Museums
MM-Park: 9am to 7pm
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 6pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 10am to 6pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm
Voodoo Museum: 2pm to 6pm
Aubette 1928: 2pm to 6pm

© Paul Prim

Saturday, December 28

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Christmas markets (places de la cathédrale, du Château, de la Grande-Boucherie, du Marché aux Poissons, Palais Rohan): 11am to 8pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 11am to 10pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital: 9am to 12.30pm
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 7pm

Museums
MM-Park: 9am to 7pm
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 6pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 10am to 6pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm
Voodoo Museum: 2pm to 6pm
Aubette 1928: 2pm to 6pm

Sunday, December 29

Christmas
Christmas markets (places de la cathédrale, du Château, de la Grande-Boucherie, du Marché aux Poissons, Palais Rohan): 11am to 8pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 11am to 8pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 12h30pm to 5pm
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm
Boat tours: All day long
The cathedral’s platform :10am to 6pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 5pm
Visit of the Cathedral: 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Museums
MM-Park: 9am to 7pm
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 6pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm
Voodoo Museum: 2pm to 6pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 2pm to 6pm

Monday, December 30

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Christmas markets (places de la cathédrale, du Château, de la Grande-Boucherie, du Marché aux Poissons, Palais Rohan): 11am to 8pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 2pm to 8 pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm

Tourist attractions and activities
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital: 8.30-12am / 1.30-5.30pm

Museums
MM-Park: 9am to 7pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 10am to 6pm

© Dominique Edte

Tuesday, December 31

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 3pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 11am to 6pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital:8h30-12h / 13h30-15h30
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 5pm

Museums
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 4pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 4pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 4pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 10am to 4pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm

Wednesday, January 1st

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 2pm to 8pm
Lighting of the 3 Christmas trees: 5pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm

Thursday, January 2

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 2pm to 8pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital: 8.30-12am / 1.30-5.30pm
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 7pm

Museums
MM-Park: 9am to 7pm
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 6pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm
Aubette 1928: 2pm to 6pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 2pm to 6pm

Friday, January 3

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 2pm to 9pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital: 8.30-12am / 1.30-5.30pm
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 7pm

Museums
MM-Park: 9am to 7pm
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 6pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm
Voodoo Museum: 2pm to 6pm
Aubette 1928: 2pm to 6pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 2pm to 6pm

© @marisf_ferreira

Saturday, January 4

Christmas
Large nativity scene at the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Eglise St-Thomas: 10am to 5pm
Ice-skating rink place Kléber: 11am to 10 pm

Tourist attractions and activities
Boat tours: All day long
Visit of the Cathedral: 8.30-11.15 am / 12.45am-5.45pm
Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital: 9am to 12.30am
The cathedral’s platform: 10am to 6pm
5ème lieu: 11am to 7pm

Museums
MM-Park: 9am to 7pm
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: 10am to 6pm
Historical Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Alsatian Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum: 10am to 6pm
Archaelogical museum: 10am to 6pm
Decorative Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
Fine Arts Museum: 10am to 6pm
The Tomi Ungerer Museum: 10am to 6pm
Pixel Museum: 10am to 6pm
Le Vaisseau: 10am to 6pm
Voodoo Museum: 2pm to 6pm
Aubette 1928: 2pm to 6pm
Les Secrets du chocolat: 2pm to 6pm

Here’s a tip!

Set off to discover Strasbourg at your own pace and as you like, with an audio guide. Available every day at the Tourist Office.

Opening hours of the Tourist Office- every day from 9 am to 7 pm, except:
– 24 December from 9 am to 5 pm
– 25 December from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm
– 31 December from 9 am to 5 pm
– 1 January from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm

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Due to the health situation, the visitor centre of the Strasbourg Tourist Office is closed until further notice.
All tourism activities are suspended.
However, you can still reach our staff by email: [email protected] from Monday to Friday.

Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas
Due to worsening health conditions, the  chalets of the Christmas markets will not take place in the city this year.
The magic and spirit of Christmas will still reign supreme with illuminations and our great Christmas Tree.
More information coming soon…

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