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2016 Taipei Christmas Festival in European Style

The Office of Commerce (TCOOC) is joining hands with French Office in Taipei to hold a Christmas festival like no other!

Strasbourg Christmas Market at Taipei 101
For the first time, the famed Strasbourg Christmas Market is coming to town at the Taipei 101 dancing water square between December 1 and 25. The outdoor fair will feature a wide array of delicacies and Christmas ornaments from France, promising to bring locals the most authentic European Christmas experience.

According to Department of Economic Development Commissioner Lin Chung-chieh, the event presents an opportunity to boost cultural exchange as the market will also showcase handicrafts from Taipei’s traditional commercial districts known for their handmade goods.

Founded in 1570, Strasbourg Christmas Market is the oldest of its kind in France, Director of French Office in Taipei M. Benoît Guidee noted. Taipei is the third city to be able to taste what the Market has to offer following Mosco and Tokyo. He hopes the event will allow visitors to revel in a festive atmosphere as if they were in France.

The marketplace, comprising 15 French-style cabins, will offer delicatessen foods, confectionery, mulled wine, beer, and crafted products. Against a background of splendid illuminations, two giant Christmas trees, and a fantastic carousel, the fair will truthfully reflect the essence of Strasbourg--“Capital of Christmas.”

Strasbourg Christmas Market at Taipei 101

Collecting Stamps to Get Nutcracker Soldier Dolls
Another highlight of the 2016 Taipei Christmas Festival is the stamp collection activity. Starting December 1, public members can acquire a treasure map at the city’s visitor information centers, contracted department stores, or via app “marq+” and embark on a stamp-collecting quest for Christmas scenery. With three stamps and a NT$200 purchase invoice, participants will be able to exchange for a limited edition Nutcracker soldier doll!

Limited edition Nutcracker soldier dolls

Christmas Dress Code for Hot Deals
What’s more, individuals dressed in red and green will enjoy preferential offers at contracted stores throughout the festival from December 1 and 25. Those who register their invoice numbers with a purchase of NT$100 at contracted stores on the activity website will also be eligible to enter a raffle offering Taipei-France round-trip tickets and NT$100,000 prize money!

2016 Taipei Christmas Festival: http://www.2016taipei-xmas.com.tw/(Chinese)

2016 Taipei Christmas Festival