Have a Christmas-cracking good time with our picks for Christmas fun for kids! Please note that events may be cancelled at any time so check out the website before heading out.
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One of New Yorkers’ beloved holiday traditions . Starting 25/11, bring the little ones & follow Santa’s Elves on a trip through the North Pole. There will be fun activities along the way, plus chances to visit Santa’s Toy Shop, help the Elves & meet Santa himself!
Kids will make their own Christmas light houses.
When: 12 November: 9-12h
Age: 4+ yrs
This year, the Winterlights festival will take place from 18 November 2022 to 8 January 2023, transforming Luxembourg City into a winter wonderland with Christmas markets all across the city, as well as live concerts, exhibitions, performances and workshops for kids. Enjoy Christmas markets, a number of concerts and entertainment for kids, cultural events and Christmas lights.
– Chalets for shopping and food, attractions and carrousels: Place de la Constitution: 18/11-1/1:11:00-21:00 (closed 24 and 25/12);
– Winterkids – workshops and performances for kids: Inner courtyard of the former Athenee: 1/12-23/12; Reading sessions 3,10,17/12 – 11:00-12:00 (free entry, no booking reuiqred);
– Chreschtmaart – Christmas market: Place d’Armes: 18/11-1/1: 11:00-21:00 (closed 24 and 25/12);
– Wanterpark – music events dedicated to the family: Kinnekswiss: 18/11-1/1: 11:00-21:00 (closed 24 and 25/12);
– Niklosmaart – stalls for shopping and food: Place de Paris: 18/11-1/1: 11:00-21:00 (closed 24 and 25/12);
– Kleeschen on tour – St Nicholas tour – 4 December from 14:00 – departs Niklosmaart and will distribute bags of candy – fnish: Place Guillaume II 17:00-18:00.
More details available in the link below!
Where: Luxembourg city
When: 18 Nov- 8 Jan
Kids will prepare an Advent Calendar and Christmas Decoration. You cannot buy ticket online but you can reserve your place via phone or email.
Where: Musée “A Possen”, 2 Keeseschgässel, L-5405 Bech-Kleinmacher
When: 26 Nov and 17 Dec
Cost: see website
The Mutferter Haff warmly welcomes you within this year’s Winterfest. There will be animation for young and old. There is food, drink & entertainment for the whole family! At 13h pony rides for kids (places limited), at 15g horse show and at 16h30 – meet Kleeschen!
Where: Mutferter Haff, 12, um Kinert, L-5334 MOUTFORT
When: 26.11.22: 11h30
A number of workshops for kids.
Where: Kulturhaus Niederanven, 145, route de Trèves, Niederanven
When: 27.11.22:9-12h(3+); 3. + 10.12.2022: 10h00-12h00 (6-12 yrs); 4.12.2022: 14h00-16h30 (4-7 yrs); 10.12.22: 14h00-16h00 (7-12 yrs); 14.12.2022: 19h00 (all ages).
Cost: see websites
Special Christmas atmosphere with games. animation and workshops for kids!
Where: Jardin des Traces, 1 Rue du Jardin des Traces, 57270 Uckange, France (around 49 km from Luxembourg city)
When: open 20/11 until 18/12 – special events with St Nicholas and Pere Noel on 3 Dec and 18 Dec
Cost: see website
Winter Moments will take place near the Mamer Schlass in Mamer. In the program:a track for “Inline-Skates”, a Sports Bar, a Christmas Market and convivial evenings in the large Chalet.
Where: Mamer, Mamer Castle car park (8252 Mamer) and in the Brill Park (1 Place de l’Indépendance, 8252 Mamer)
When: 25 Nov- 8 Jan
A unique ice rink in Remich. Due to the current energy crisis, the college of Aldermen of the City of Remich has decided to seek an alternative to the traditional ice rink and switch to a synthetic ice rink. The synthetic ice rink will be open from November 25th, 2022, to January 08th, 2023. This means you can skate without using any water or energy and thus without emitting any CO2 emissions. Skating the same way as on a conventional ice rink with normal skates (toepicks are not allowed), which must be sharpened beforehand. Skates can either be rented on site or you can bring your own skates.
Where: ESPLANADE, Place Dr. Fernand Kons, L-5533 REMICH, Luxembourg
When: 25 Nov- 8 Jan
Cost: Entrance: 3 €; Skate rental: 3 €
Come and meet Father Christmas and join in some festive games!
Where: Centre Culturel Beggen, 26 Rue de Rochefort, L2431 Luxembourg
When: 3 Dec: 14-16:30h
Cost: €10 members, €15 non-members, adults free
There will be workshops where kids will love creating their own Christmas decoration on December 3, 4 and 12 Dec- 1st floor facing Zara-from 11am to 6pm. On 10 & 17 December 10 and 17 there will be the Great Christmas Parades – in the corridors of the Shopping center. Finally, children are expected on December 17th to place their letter to Santa Clausin the magical Wish Box and try to win beautiful gift vouchers!
Where: 5 Rue Alphonse Weicker, 2721 Luxembourg
When: 3, 4, 10, 12, 17 December – check the website
Christman workshops for young and old!
Where: Cloche d’Or Shopping Centre (25, bd F.W. Raiffeisen, 2411 Luxembourg)
When: 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 19 December – check website for details
On the occasion of Saint Nicholas’ Day, undoubtedly the most important children’s day, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) has put together a special programme for children aged 6 and over (and their parents). On 3 and 6 December, they can take part in a “City Promenade for kids”, a guided tour in the form of a treasure hunt combining the discovery of the capital with the legend of Mélusine. At the end of the tour, each child will receive a traditional “Titchen” (bag of sweets): a traditional gift for St Nicholas’ Day!
Where: Centre Culturel Beggen, 26 Rue de Rochefort, L2431 Luxembourg
When: 3 Dec & 6 Dec: 14-16h
Age: 6+ yrs
Cost: 7.5/12/15 EUR
Christmas workshops and activities for the whole family!
Where: Tourist Center „Robbesscheier“, 1 Frummeschgaass, L-9766 Munshausen
When: 3-4 Dec, 10-11 Dec, 17-18 Dec
Age: 6+ yrs
Cost: Full day with lunch: 32 EUR / adult (from 13 years old) and 26 EUR / child (3-12 years old) OR (21 EUR / person without meals); Half day with lunch: 28 EUR / adult (from 13 years old) and 22 EUR / child (3-12 years old) OR (17EUR / person without meals)
Head over to the multilingual library with your kids for a Christmas workshop.
Where: Il était une fois…, Erwuessebildung, 5, avenue Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg
When: 3 Dec: 14:00 &14:45
Age: 3+ yrs
The event starts at 14:00 with music, Kleeschen will arrive on the ice at 15:00 and all kids get a chance to visit him, get a picture and get a small bag with surprises.
Where: Kockelscheuer icerink, 20 Route de Bettembourg, L-1899 Kockelscheuer
When: 4 Dec: 14-20h
Age: all ages
Cost: Normal entry fees to the ice rink apply, no extra charges.
Come and take part in the various activities on offer in Villa Vauban. Whether on your own, as a couple or with family and friends, come and spend a relaxing time in a unique setting. Check the full program on the website – there a number of activities for the kids!
Where: Villa Vauban, 18 avenue Emile Reuter, L-2420 Luxembourg
When: 4.12 -7.1.23
Cost: Free for kids
December is a festive month at the Lëtzebuerg City Museum. Starting with the youngest visitors to the museum, everyone will have their fair share of fun this year. Check out the full programme here
Where: Lëtzebuerg City Museum, 14, rue du Saint-Esprit, L-2090 Luxembourg
When: 4.12 -8.01.23
Age: 3+ yrs
Cost: free for kids
‘Le Cirque du Luxembourg’ is returning to the Champ du Glacis, eager to present its brand-new Christmas production. After 3 long years producers of this renowned circus show have made a tremendous effort, to celebrate this comeback with a bang! In addition, ‘Cirque du Lux’ has teamed up with a gifted group of Ukrainian acrobats, dancers & singers, displaying their art and devotion to circus culture, sending a message of solidarity and peace. Together with this unique cast ‘Cirque du Lux’ proudly named this years program ‘UKRAINE UNITED’ , celebrated in its festive circus-palace, shining bright in the national colours of Ukraine: Blue and Yellow!
Where: Glacis, Lux ville
Cost: see website
When: throughout December
Where: Cinémathèque Luxembourg, 17, place du Théâtre, 2613 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Age: 3-11 years
Cost: 3.70/2.40 EUR
Enjoy Christmas performances performed by the Conservatoire students
Where: Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, 33, rue Charles Martel, L-2134 Luxembourg
When: 11 Dec – 10:30
The event will take the form of a Santa’s Grotto to give as many children as possible the opportunity to visit Santa in person. As space is limited, those registered will be allocated a time to attend with your child(ren). With the help of his elves, he will greet each child and give them each a present. All families will also have their photo taken with Santa (for publication on social media). To register to attend (by Wednesday 7 December) at email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and age.
Where: Blackstuff Irish Pub (15 Val de Hamm)
When: on Sunday 11 December 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00
Cost: The price for Santa’s Grotto is €8.50/child (€6 for children of members). A present from Santa is included.
Come and discover the traditions of Christmas with Floki! Equipped with a booklet, you will travel the circuit of visit by answering the riddles that are on your way! A gourmet surprise awaits you at the end of the road! And on December 17 and 18: Come and meet Santa Claus! He will make a stop at the castle of Sedan to meet you! The perfect opportunity to leave him your letter!
Where: Château Fort de Sedan,Cour du Château, 08200 Sedan – France
When: 17/12/2022 - 31/12/2022
Theater for kids – an adaptation of the fairy tale Brothers and Sisters by the Brothers Grimm
Where: Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, 1 Rond-Point Robert Schuman, 2525 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
When: 18 & 21 December
Age: 6+ yrs
Cost: Adults 25€, 20€, 15€; Youth 8€
For the 16th time, ROMANZA Circusproduction brings the “best of the best” from the international circus world to the Moselle. Look forward to a completely new show specially put together for the season in Trier and experience many unique and fascinating performances of international top class, some of which will be performed in Germany for the first time. Performance lasts 150 minutes with 20 minutes intermission.
Where: Trier, Messepark, In den Moselauen 1, 54294 Trier (Germany
When: 20-31 Dec
Cost: 17-45 EUR; under 2 yrs – free: tickets
Head over to see Christmas theater performances and participate in workshops!
Where: Rotondes, places de Rotondes, L-2448 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie
When: 27-30 December
Head over for a number of Christmas events!
Where: Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg & Musée Dräi Eechelen
When: 15.12.2022 15:30 (2-4 yrs), 16.12.2022 15:30 (2-4 yrs), Novolino series, Philou series, 21.12.2022 19:00 (all ages), 22.12.2022 19:00 (all ages)
Cost: see links above
A number of Chrismat workshops and a puppet theatre!
Where: Erwuessebildung, 5, avenue Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg
When: workshops between 27 November and 3 December
10:00-14:30 CHILDREN ONLY: Spend the morning with the ponies celebrating Christmas! The mornings activities will include Christmas Crafts and Christmas pony riding with team games! Contact Anna to find out more information or to make your booking! 14:30-16:30 FAMILY AFTERNOON: All families (both clients and non clients) are welcome to come and spend the afternoon. At 1530 there will be a special visit from Santa! No booking required. Activities/Santa/hot beverages/baked goods all available at separate cost – vouchers can be bought on site.
Where: Rue Hiel Canach, Luxembourg
When: 17 Dec: 10-16h30
Age: 4-10 yrs
Cost: Price available on request!
This Christmas tale tells the story of the young Clara which receives in present a Nutcracker in the shape of a little man. In a mysterious night, toys led by the Nutcracker are engaged in a battle against the miserable mice of the house.
Where: Rockhal, 5, avenue du Rock’n’Roll, L-4361 Esch/Alzette
When: 20 January: 19:00
Age: 6+ yrs
Cost: 33+ EUR
18 November – 22 December: around 49 km from Luxembourg city (Trier, Germany ): Trier Christmas Market an excellent market in the romantic setting of the medieval Hauptmarkt
19 Nov- Dec – Noel at the Moselle – various events taking place in villages around Moselle
18 November – 21 December: around 86 km from Luxembourg ( Bernkastel-Kues, Germany ): Bernkastel-Kues Christmas Market: This may not be the biggest market in Germany but for sure is the prettiest one. Besides the medieval backdrop of this picturesque little town (beautiful half-timbered town on the Moselle in Rhineland-Palatinate), the varied program makes it special. What also makes this market unique are the largest Advent calendar and the torch swimming along the river Mosel. From 1 to 24 December, a door of the largest Advent calendar in the region will also open at the pharmacy on the market square of Bernkastel-Kues. What is the swimming of the torchlight divers from Kueser to Bernkasteler Ufer: approximately 100 swimmers hold burning torches and swim in the river following St Nicholas’ boat. This transforms the Moselle into a sparkling sea of lights on one day of December (this takes place on 3rd of December – check out the link for the program). Young visitors can also look forward to gifts from St. Nicholas. And of course, there will be traditional handicrafts and tempting smells of gingerbread and mulled wine, torchlight swimming in the Moselle and fireworks.
18 November – 31 December: around 96 km from Luxembourg ( Traben-Trarbach, Germany ): Winter Wine Magic
18 November – 22 December: around 64 km from Luxembourg city (Metz, France): Metz Christmas Market – Christmas in Metz, 57000 France: Magical Christmas in Metz with kids entertainment (Lantern Pathway – 26 Nov- 30 Dec), Christmas concerts (27 Nov – 24 Dec), Christmas market (18 Nov -24 Dec), expo in the cathedral (26 Nov – 2 Feb), and Saint-Nicolas visit on 3 & 4 December!
18 November – 23 December: around 200 km from Luxembourg city (Aachen, Germany): A mini-Cologne Christmas market – For about four weeks before Christmas, the squares and lanes around Aachen Cathedral and the town hall are transformed into a Christmas village. Twinkling lights and the scent of mulled wine and Aachener Printen (kind of gingerbread) wherever you go – and all in a unique atmosphere! It’s no coincidence that Aachen Christmas market has regularly made it to the top tenBest Christmas Markets in Europe in recent years.
18 November – 30 December: around 210 km from Luxembourg (Valkenburg, Netherlands): Valkenburg Christmas market – the Velvet Cave. Underneath the ruined castle of Valkenburg, centuries-old corridors meander through the yellow marlstone. The Christmas market, that spreads its stalls through the caves each year, makes a visit to the Velvet Cave (Fluweelengrot) even more enchanting. Next to the 50 beautifully decorated stalls with surprising Christmas items, you can also admire historical charcoal drawings and other cave art on the carved marlstone walls. Fragrances of typical Christmas market delicacies infuse the inviting, underground catering square (you need to buy tickets for that market)!
25 November – 27 November: around 102 km from Luxembourg city (Deutsch-Französischer Garten, Deutschmühlental , 66117 Saarbrücken, Germany): Weihnachtsgarten/Christmas Garden. There will be a magicians, workshops with Santa and much more!
25 November – 25 December: around 210 km from Luxembourg (Strasbourg, France): Christmas in Strasbourg – experience the magic of the French Capital of Christmas with its traditional Alsace food and magical illuminations. The Strasbourg Christmas market is one of the oldest in the world. There will be lots of events, workshop and much more!
21 November until 23 December: around 83 km from Luxembourg (Saarbrucken, Germany): small but charming Saarbrucken Christmas Market
21 November until 23 December: around 210 km from Luxembourg (Cologne, Germany): Christmas in Cologne – this is one of the best places for a visit of a Christmas market in Europe, especially in the evenings – there are several large, lavishly decorated Christmas markets shine in the city centre. But visitors can also discover a wide variety of smaller Christmas markets outside of the city centre, in the various city quarters (called “Veedel” in Cologne). A varied program is on offer!
25 November – 8 January: around 156 km from Luxembourg city ( Durbuy, Belgium): The smallest town in the world but a large Christmas market
26 Nov – 18 December: Santa village in Sierck-les-Bains. Meet Santa and enjoy the kids animation and workshops: visit every Fri, Sat and Sun. Check out details here
3-11 December: around 113 km from Luxembourg (Sankt Wendel, Germany): Sankt Wendel offers 2 markets: A Christmas one and a medieval one. While they are smaller compared to others, you will not be bored. There will be craftsmen demonstrations, magicians and jugglers, various performances and kids’ theater, snow-covered toboggan run, an olden times carousel, living nativity scene, dwarf Forest Experience and of course, food!
10-11 December: around 390 km from Luxembourg (Deventer, Netherlands): Dickens Christmas – The 19th century English city revives in full glory: in the Bergkwartier more than 950 characters from the books of Charles Dickens come to life. The Dickens Festival is both days from 11:00 to 17:00. Admission is free. However, one must take into account a queue at the entrance in the Walstraat, which can run up to 1.5 hours.
10-11 December: around 157 km from Luxembourg (Cochem, Germany): Christmas at the Castle: The traditional Christmas story is brought to life in the courtyards of the castle by actors in historical costumes and live animals. All the while the symbolic star of Bethlehem shines from behind the thick castle walls. Players act out the Christmas story. The highlight and final scene of this 25 minute guided tour in German language is the stable in Bethlehem with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus (there are entrance fees).
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