Christmas is just around the corner in Paris and the famous Christmas Windows make children and adults happy as they are covered in beautiful decors and entertainments. This year, BHV Marais has decided to take us to the capital of Christmas Markets. As a matter of fact, the department store teams up with Strasbourg to make us enjoy the magic of the place.
BHV window 2019 will be filled with Strasbourg magic with a mini Christmas market, as well as a whole program of entertainemnts:
Strasbourg has been carrying the traditional Christmas Market - or Christikindelsmärik or Market of the Child Jesus - on since 1570. First set at the foot of the cathedral, it's moved with the events that marked the history of the Alsatian capital. Chandlers' cabins, gingerbread and other treats sellers rub shoulder with herbalists, saddlers, second-hand clothes seller and notions dealers.
The range of products sold increases, toys and Christmas decorations are slowly appearing on the stands. In 1991, Strasbourg Christmas market takes over the historic heart of the city and is then named "Strasbourg, capital of Christmas", marking a milestone in the history of the event giving it an international influence.
The oldest Christmas market in Europe attracts over 2 million visitors every year. Strasbourg, the capital of Christmas is Christmas as it as always been. It's this enchanted atmopshere that filters the city, the amazed looks on children who admire the lights and decors in the historic downtown, the music notes we can hear, as well as the Christmas carols, artisans' know-how and the smell of mulled wine and bredele...
We hope to find this magic at BHV Marais Christmas this year!
And discover our Yule Logs guides for this Christmas 2019:
For more ideas to celebrate Christmas in Paris, check our guides out:
From 22 November 2019 to 30 December 2019
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