Christmas Market 2019
Capture the festive spirit in the capital over mulled wine (21.11 onwards)
The festive season is upon us! What better way to chill out after a long day at work than with a mug of steaming mulled wine at the Christmas market in the city centre (close to Hamilius). Traditionally the market consists of 3 main sites that are all within 2-3 min walking distance at Place d’Armes, Place de la Constitution and Place Guillaume II and opens on Thursday 21st November. Additionally this year also features the location in Grand Rue (at the so-called ‘Roude Pëtz’). In the sea of little lights there are many small wooden huts that are tugged away offering delicious treats while visitors frequently gather around a comforting bonefire to soak in the atmosphere.
Our favourite is the market at Place de la Constitution, easily recognizable due to its larger Ferris wheel whose bright lights shine over the valley of the Petrusse and also lighten up the Golden Lady (Gëlle Fra). It also has the most spectacular sight overlooking the central valley with a view onto the national savings bank on the opposite site. A novelty this year is the ‘Tree Light Show’ which happens every day at 5.30, 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30pm
Many people like to hang out at the most central market at Place d’Armes which has a larger central area where visitors can have drinks or eat a delicious soup for instance. It is also slightly warmer as it is partly covered with a roof. Finally don’t miss out on the splendid ice rink at the Knueddler (Place Guillaume II) in front of the town hall from the 21st November onwards. Shops in Lux. city will be open in the afternoon on all four Advent Sundays and there is a free inner-city bus network that’s free on all weekends.
Saint Nicholas parade starts at 3pm @ Gare (Nicholas arrives in style by train) on Sun 1st December
Santa is pretty busy in LuxCity visiting all the Christmas Venues in town with one of the highlights being the procession across the old town starting at 4pm from ‘Gare’
Shops Open for business – Four Sundays in a row which helps to get things done over this busy period. Why not have shops open all the time on Sundays ?! (Sunday shopping dates: 1, 8,15 & 22.12.2019)