From November 23rd until December 31st, a wave of gingerbread, pancakes, and donuts engulfs Luxembourg. Together with light installations, concerts, a Santa Claus parade, fireworks, attractions for children and of course the Christmas markets, they create a unique atmosphere. Cultural activities take place day and night.
The Winterlights festival plunges Luxembourg’s historic city center into a fairy-tale atmosphere. Located on different squares around the capital, the Christmas markets are not to be missed. Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, advent circus, street animations, parades and exhibitions highlight Luxembourg’s lively character, both day and night. Arts and crafts, silver and tin jewelry, ceramics, Christmas decorations, crystal ware, hand painted porcelain and decorative lamps are part of the offer.
Christmas time means indulging and Luxembourg’s regional produce is a great excuse. Try the culinary specialties made with local spices, vinegars, oils, jams, dried fruits, wine or liquors. A stroll through the streets of Luxembourg’s old town, which is part of UNESCO world heritage, is a great way to get into shopping mood. Luxury boutiques or exquisite shops tempt with an array of objects. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, shops are open on Sundays and longer opening hours in the evening make for a great shopping experience. The hunt for the last gift shouldn’t be a challenge. The capital boasts of an array of brands in the heart of the city center. Visit www.visitluxembourg.com
Courtesy Luxembourg Tourism.