Bowling Green is being transformed into a quaint, French marketplace for the first time ever this year, complete with 30 authentic wooden chalets imported from Alsace, France!
Visit.Alsace is bringing the “Marché de Noel D’Alsace” to New York City from December 6-22 in Bowling Green Park. Alsace is a region located in northeastern France, close to Switzerland and Germany so it is heavily influenced by those cultures. They have a yearly Christmas market in the main city, Strasbourg, that is the epitome of a picturesque Christmas village, and now you can visit it without having to buy a plane ticket!
The 30 “chalets” will house different handcrafted gifts and regional culinary specialties.
Everyday there will be the Alsatian specialty tartes flambées baked in a wood-fired oven, Alsatian mulled wine, Michel Gonet champagnes, Alsatian white wines from Hugel & Fils, and warm spiced fruit juices for the kids. And, there’s a little “train” roasting fresh chestnuts direct from the south of France. There will also be a 24-foot high Christmas tree decorated with fabric hearts and bows.
You can read the full list of vendors on their site, but some highlights include: Daniel Stoffel Chocolaterie, Les Confitures de Nicole (Nicole’s Jams), Mireille Oster’s Gingerbreads, as well as magical decorations, gorgeous hand-crafted pottery, and Alsatian t-shirts and gifts.
Read more info on their website here.
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