Liichtmëssdag (2 February) – Candlemas Day/Pancake Day/la Chandeleur
This Festival of the Candles dates back to the Roman Empire when altar candles were burnt to chase away the bad spirits and protects homes and fields. In Lux this day is known as Liichtmessdag and children go from house to house carrying the paper lanterns which they made themselves begging for lard and peas (as the song which they sing says) but actually wishing well andasking for cnadies.
In France February 2 is celebrated as the Day of the Crêpe/Pancake Day/la Chandeleur in France. On this day households all over France make crêpes. This is because it is believed that crêpes symbolize prosperity.
St*Art – Art & Craft For Kids
With St*Art, kids will learn about painting techniques, and develop drawing skills using various art media – graphite, charcoal, coloured pencil, crayon, pastel, acrylic paint, oil paint, watercolour, etc.
Classes are run in small groups, 10 kids or less, with one-on-one guidance, in order to cater to every child’s needs and make sure they make progress. The instructor focuses on developing organic drawing styles unique to every child.
For the more hands-only and technically minded children, St*Art offers Model Building classes, that are all about working with and creating tangible art.
Come join St*Art classes — a fun, safe and relaxing art-learning environment. Classes are taught in English, Spanish and French.
To get more info and book a class, visit St*Art website.
Youth Corner workshops (Registration required)
Youth corners workshops for children! Read more details what exactly that is here
Where: Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, 1b rue du Centenaire, L-3475 Dudelange, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
When: 3 Feb
Cost: 7 EUR
Age: 6-10 years & 10-14 years
Bib For Kids
Monthly readings with animation for children. Registration for events is required at the reception of the library, but possible until the day before the appointment!
Where: Aalt Stadhaus, 38, avenue Charlotte, L-4530 Differdange
When: 3 Feb: 11, 14h & 15h
Age: Kids, parents
Workshop Lasercut (Booking required)
Make you ownmodels >> from design to laser cutting to assembly, attendees can discover the process of creating models and the lasercut technique. Each participant will be able to make his own model according to the techniques learned. No prior knowledge is required.
Where: FabLab Luxembourg Technoport, 1535° Creative Hub, 115A, rue Emile Mark, L-4620 Differdange
When: 3 FebL 10h -13h – 13 à 18 years;
Age: 13-18 years
Cost: 15 EUR
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Kindyroo and BabySensory classes!
Saturday & Sunday
St Valentine Hearts with Kidzcooking.lu (in English and in French, Booking required)
Prepare delicious St Valentine hearts with KidzCooking. At KidzCooking we make cooking fun for kids. At our Birthday Party Workshops, Cooking Classes and Events, children develop valuable communication and motor skills, while at the same time they learn a lot about food!
Where: 343, rue de Rollingergrund, Lux city
When: 4 Feb: 10.30-11.45h
Age: 4+ years
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
The Two Shades of Blue team is returning to Luxembourg and bringing our own version of the magical pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk”!
Where: Chateau Bettembourg , 13-15 Rue du Château, 3217 Bettembourg
When: 2-4 Feb – check website for details
Age: all ages
Cost:Tickets €20 (€15 for students and children)
Carnival Parade events
Holiday Camps are now up!
Charity Arts Festival
The Anglican Church of Luxembourg will be holding its second Charity Arts Festival . There will be music and dance from 10 ensembles, workshops for children and adults, and books, food and drinks on sale. Join us for an afternoon of fun while raising money for a number of good causes; all welcome! See detailed program here.
Where: Konvikt Centre 5, ave Marie-Thérèse L-2132 Luxembourg
When: 4 Feb: 12:30-19h
Cost: see the program for details
Workshops and Performance for kids (Booking required)
Where: Kulturhaus Niederanven, 145, route de Trèves, Niederanven
When:4 Feb – check out website for details
Age: workshop – 3-6 years; showm – 8+ years
Cost: 10/6 EUR
WIEDERSEHEN MIT HERRN BELLO – TEIL 3 (in DE, Booking required)
Show for kids!
Where: Cube 521, 1-3 DRIICHT, L-9764 MARNACH
When: 4 Feb: 16h
Age: 5+ years
Cost: adults – 10/12 EUR; 6 EUR – less than 26 years
History Of Luxembourg (in Lux, Fr, Registration required)
Kids can discover the history of Luxembourg with the legendary character Sigfried, the first conte of Luxembourg!
Where: MHVL (Luxembourg City History Museum), 14 Rue Du St. Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg
When: 4 Jan: 11h
Cost: Free for kids; museum entry fee for adults
DE L’AVENIR INCERTAIN DU MONDE MERVEILLEUX DANS LEQUEL NOUS VIVONS (in Fr, Booking required)
Head over with your kids to thsi musical comedy!
Where: Rotondes, places de Rotondes, L-2448 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie
When: 4 Feb
Age: 9+ years
Cost: 6/12 EUR
Le Petit Gruffalo (in Fr,)
Movie for kids!
Where: Cinémathèque Luxembourg, 17, place du Théâtre, 2613 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
When: 4 Feb: 15-17h30 (several projections – check the website)
Age: 5+ years
Cost: 1.50 EUR
There are more activities happening this weekend listed in our recurrent weekend activities list -like Arts and Crafts for kids, Baby Sensory classes, Yoga for kids, workshops at Casino, Stories in Cité-Bibliothèque, workshops at MNHA museum , workshops in Mudam , Cinémathèque For Kids (Cinema Paradiso), Il était une fois and much more! Check all of them out here!
Events Outside Luxembourg
– around 36 km from Luxembourg city ( Thionville, France): Peppa Pig show > 4 Feb – 15-19h
– around 49 km from Luxembourg city ( Trier and surroundings ): Various kids events and theatres and Guided Walk for kids , Ice Skating Rink
Skiing/Sledding Options For Kids
And here are some places, close to Luxembourg, where you can go skiing even with little ones.
– Snowhall-Amneville: indoor ski slopes, ski/sledding rental equipment available even for little ones (the smallest ski boot size is 26). There is even an indoor café/bar from which ski slopes are visible!
– Erbeskopf: ski slope, around 91 km from Luxembourg city; ski/sledding rental equipment available as well
– Les Vosges, France: around 2h30 from Luxembourg. Check the link for details of the different ski areas available. And here check the snow report.
For more options check out the City Savvy Skiing Guide!
And you shouldn’t forget about the 501 Things To Do With Kids In And Around Luxembourg Guide — it is the perfect way to plan your weekend or weekly getaway — visit a park, got to a camping site, take a picture perfect stroll down a nature trail (by the way there are 25 of those mentioned in the 501 Things Guide)