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Official Opening & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday December 5th at 6pm
Come listen to children's choirs singing Christmas carols!
“Saint-Nicolas” or Santa Claus?
- The ancestor of Santa Claus
Did you know that, with a number of miracles to his credit, the white-bearded bishop, official title St Nicolas of Myra, is the protector of children? On Friday December 6th, in Alsace, St Nicolas rewards the most deserving children with sweets and gifts. Don’t miss him walking through the aisles of the Christmas market From Friday December 6th to Sunday December 8th, 2019!
- Father Christmas’ chalet
Throughout the Christmas period, come and meet Father Christmas, get a souvenir photo with your family or friends and do a good deed at the same time! All proceeds go to the Donation Box in aid of the Children’s Aid charity.
For more than 165 years, Children’s Aid has been committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people, no limits to their potential. We know what it takes to ensure children and youth grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong stable families. Today, we serve nearly 50,000 children, youth, and their families at more than 40 sites in four under-resourced neighborhoods in New York City.
For additional information, contact Christopher Rucas at 917-286-1548 or crucas@ChildrensAidNYC.org.More info
Enjoy great food & drink!
Come to the market and taste delicious specialties straight from Alsace at any time of day!
- Tartes flambées:
Taste the famous Alsatian speciality baked in a wood-fired oven specially imported from Alsace!
- Drinks area:
Try the famous Alsatian mulled wine, Michel Gonet champagnes, Alsatian white wines from Hugel & Fils.
And the kids will love the warm spiced fruit juices!
- Gourmet takeaway area:
Find all the Alsatian specialities to take away: Alsatian, Bäckeoffe, onion soup, and much more
- The superb hot chestnut locomotive:
Fresh chestnuts direct from the south of France (the best ones are from Ardèche, soft and sweet, with an unmistakable flavour), just what you need on a cold day to warm your hands - and your heart!Check the map!
A 24-foot high Christmas tree, unique in New York!
Adorned with large fabric hearts and bows, inspired by the exclusive collections of printed fabrics made in Mulhouse, it stands proud over the Christmas market in its magical attire.
Learn all the secrets of a real Christmas in Alsace!
In the heart of Bowling Green Park, the “Magic of Christmas in Alsace” trail invites you to share the traditions and myths of a magical traditional Christmas in Alsace. What is the origin of the Christmas Tree? Who are these mysterious characters who populate the tales and legends told and retold in Alsace at Christmastime? What is an Advent wreath actually for? Immerse yourself in the magical, marvellous world of Christmas in Alsace!