The Strasbourg Christmas market will be open this year beginning November 26 and lasting one month, according to the mayor of the city, who made the announcement during the city council meeting on Monday, September 20.
SurgeZirc FR learned that “all exhibitors scheduled for 2020 and who so desire will be included for the year 2021.” The Strasbourg Christmas Market will feature 313 chalets in total.
His deputy Guillaume Libsig added, “For this edition, we have therefore thought about another spatialization of the chalets, they are wider aisles to feel less suffocated and so that there is better traffic in this Christmas market.”
This was obviously good news for the city’s traders. When asked by France Bleu, shopkeeper Mireille Oster said it was pleasant to find this atmosphere again.
“It’s a festive period, it’s something happy, they’re happy children, the Christmas market is a special moment, it’s more than just turnover for the merchant.”
In the face of worsening health conditions, the town hall abandoned its traditional Christmas market last year, removing the usual 300 chalets but maintaining entertainment.
In normal times, the 450-year-old event, which has only been cancelled during wartime, attracts approximately two million visitors per month, with economic benefits estimated at 250 million euros.