Alsace

The Magic of Christmas in Alsace

The Magic of Christmas in Alsace

 

Christmas in the Alsace region of France is best experienced in the small towns and villages where each community has its own unique holiday traditions, celebrations, food, and of course wine. The Alsatian landscape is covered with medieval towns, castle ruins and vineyards that overflow with charm and history. And at Christmas, the townspeople go all out in decorating each of their towns to outdo the next in celebration of the season, and their Christmas markets are a truly magical take on this uniquely French celebration of Christmas. With Christmas being a magical time for children, the music accompaniment to this show are French carols sung by a The Maine Girls Chorus, which will delight the child in all of us.

 

 

 

Christmas in Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller

 

Chef Hubert Keller visits the 600-year old Christmas festival in his hometown of Ribeauville in the heart of Alsace, France. He takes us cheese shopping in Colmar and stops in Strasbourg which boasts the world’s largest Christmas Tree. Back home, he enjoys a wine tasting with his childhood friend who runs a winery and pays a visit to another old friend who has started a multi-day smoking process of a ham for Christmas dinner.