THE ADVENT CALENDAR
From December 1st to 24th, every evening at 5 pm
Every evening at 5pm, little light carriers accompany the lamplighter. They leave from the back of the Corps de Garde, cross the medieval garden, light the Advent wreath candle to open a flap of the Advent Calendar.
Once the flap is open, a mysterious voice tells a short story about the Saint of the day or the image that has just been unveiled.
On certain days, in order to immerse you a little more in the story or to prolong the enchantment of the moment, this ceremony is accompanied by a specific animation.
Thus, each window allows you to discover the religious heritage, the rites and customs of Alsatian Christmas as well as the legendary characters of our region.
After the opening, the little light bearers go to the top of the staircase of the Town Hall to look for a star and place it in front of the cot in the medieval garden.
In TURCKHEIM, the elves will open the doors of their Christmas market. Throughout the Advent period, a small imaginary world will take over the Town Hall square: a magical village, made up of original wooden houses, all different from each other, built by the little hands of the elves.
You can discover this magical setting dedicated to children by visiting the traditional Advent calendar. You will be able to appreciate the work of the local or regional craftsmen spread out in this village composed of about twenty houses.
LE WIEHNACHT'S STEWALA
“Brand” and “Decapole” Halls - Turckheim City Hall
The “Décapole” and “Brand” rooms of the Town Hall are transformed into “Stewala”, a café to welcome and warm you.
The local associations serve you a coffee, hot chocolate and mulled wine, accompanied by our traditional "bredele" (Christmas cookies) and the sweetness of the season. All in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and allow you to take a pleasant break.
You will be able to admire magnificent fir trees, kings of our forests, with the traditional decoration of yesteryear.
An entire showcase is devoted to the wonderful glass balls of "Meisenthal", made available to us by the International Glass Art Center, and discover an exhibition of old toys from your childhood
ROUND OF THE UNIQUE AND AUTHENTIC NIGHT WATCHMANN
From December 1st to 23rd and from December 26th to 30th: every evening at 9 pm - 31th december at midnight. Corps de Garde
Come participate and discover the unique and authentic Night Watchman who dressed in period costume wearing halberd, tricorn, lantern and horn, performs his round every night at 9 pm evoking the history of the city while punctuating the anecdotes and its song in Alsatian, thus perpetuating a tradition whose written traces go back to 1540.
Spend the New Year's Eve with the night watchman who will make an exceptional round on December 31st at midnight. He will present his wishes to you and the authorities of the City and invite you at the end of the round to share the glass of friendship in the hall of the “Decapole”