Strasbourg is the home to the very first market in 1570, then called Christkindelmärek (market of the infant Jesus). Since this time Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm and generous Alsatian market and these are all the reasons why "Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas" continues to enjoy repeated success. (Source: http://noel.strasbourg.eu/en) There are 300 stalls spread across the city center. The markets are open from November 25 through Christmas Eve December 24 6:00 PM. The markets stay open until 8:00 PM during the week and 9:00 PM on the weekends. They open at 11:00 AM.
This was a walkthrough of the market in front of the front door. Spaces all around the Cathédrale were used for booths.