Colmar Christmas Market in 11 Photos

| January 29, 2016 | Reply

You can’t go wrong visiting Colmar, France at any time of year.  The Christmas season is no exception.  The beautiful town, filled with charming architecture and peaceful canals, is decked out in lights and brimming with Christmas spirit.

 

Colmar, France is a beautiful city of canals

Colmar, France is a beautiful city of canals

 

During the Christmas Markets, the town is decked out in lights

During the Christmas Markets, the town is decked out in lights

 

Christmas market kiosks blend in with the old architecture

Christmas market kiosks blend in with the old architecture

 

Okay, someone made this clever Christmas tree out of skis.

Someone clever made this Christmas tree out of skis

 

You can't go to France without indulging on sweets like eclairs!

You can’t go to France without indulging on sweets like eclairs!

 

You can buy stacks and stacks of gingerbread throughout the market.

You can buy stacks and stacks of gingerbread throughout the market

 

Colmar is colorful even without decorations

Colmar is colorful even without decorations

 

The whole town is lit up

The market runs day and night

 

There is a large mechanical nativity scene set up in town

There is a large mechanical nativity scene set up in town

 

Rows and rows of toys, ornaments, and other gifts are for sale

Rows and rows of toys, ornaments, and other gifts are for sale

 

The streets are bustling!

The streets are bustling!

 

Bonus: fun rides!

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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