Christmas market in Grussenheim – A favorite!

by | Updated on 27/09/2023 | Christmas markets | 0 comments


Favorite alert! I know many Christmas markets in Alsacebut it was by chance that I discovered the Christmas market of Saint Lucia, Ă  Grussenheima village located 30 minutes from Colmar(it may be worthwhile to combine this visit with that of the Christmas market in Colmar 1 hour from Strasbourg and 1 hour from Mulhouse. For the past few years, volunteers have been setting up stalls and chalets in the courtyard of the old presbytery and on part of the Grand’Rue, during the first weekend of December.

And it is worth the detour. Three things particularly charmed me: the booths where you can take the time to chat with the artisans, the beautiful decorations and… the fact that there are few people!

A Christmas market centered around crafts

Wicker baskets, delicacies, decoration, alcohol, wooden toys, textiles… The Grussenheim Christmas market offers only handcrafted products, made in Alsace. I went in the afternoon, there were few people, so you can take time to talk with the artists.

Several chalets are set up on the square of the old presbytery and animations take place regularly or continuously during the day. You will be able to see lumberjacks making sculptures with chainsaws (yes, yes) or chat with the volunteers at the booth of the museum of woodworking and heritage, located in Labaroche. A room had been specially reserved to rest, eat or drink, a very good idea to shelter from the rain or cold.

Grussenheim, the market for natural and recycled decorations

I live in Strasbourg, I am used to the profusion of decorations at Christmas but I was impressed by the work of the inhabitants. Elves, angels, owls, snowmen, stumps… The vast majority of these decorations, scattered in every corner of the market, are made of wood, clay or recycled materials. Each tree has a different decoration: pine cones for one, stars for the other, musical notes for the next, stars for the next…

Grussenheim does not have the heritage of villages like Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Kaysersberg, which are also very well decorated at Christmas, but it really makes up for it with its friendly and authentic atmosphere. I will gladly go back in the evening to see if the atmosphere is different at night.

I liked

  • A market with only crafts

  • Much less crowded than in some Christmas markets

  • Wood and/or recycled decorations

I liked a little less

  • Nothing

My photos of the Christmas market in Grussenheim


Practical information


The Grussenheim Christmas Market takes place on the first weekend in December only.


By car

You have to count:

  • 17 km from Colmar (about 30 min)
  • 55 km from Mulhouse (about 45 min)
  • 65 km from Strasbourg (about 1 hour)
By public transport

You can calculate your route on Fluo Grand Est.



Léa a toujours aimé débusquer des adresses gourmandes méconnues, des activités insolites, des randos hors des sentiers battus, des lieux avec une histoire et une âme... Cela tombe bien, l'Alsace en regorge ! Journaliste dans la vraie vie, blogueuse pour le plaisir, elle se fera un plaisir de partager toutes ses trouvailles.


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