Christmas time in Luxembourg

Christmas time in Luxembourg is magic, a small but welcoming city that decorates the streets with a beautiful Christmas atmosphere. Luxembourg is not a very large European capital but for a weekend it can be a good option, especially at Christmas. I really enjoyed my time in this city, not a good weather but even it’s raining you can feel warm anyway.

 

Place de la Constitution Christmas Market's
Place de la Constitution Christmas Market’s

CHRISTMAS DATES

Christmas time in Luxembourg starts at the end of November, in particular, the last weekend of the month. I had the pleasure of visiting the city from 23 to 25, in a couple of days, you have time to visit everything. Very often during these dates, transportation on weekends is free (Saturday and Sunday), including the bus to the airport.

Place de la Constitution Christmas Market’s open from November 23 until December 24:

  • Sun-Thu: 11:00 – 21:00
  • Fri-Sat: 11:00 – 22:00
  • 24.12: 11:00 – 17:00

Christmas Market at Place d’Armes open from November 23 until December 24:

  • Sun-Thu: 11:00 – 21:00
  • Fri-Sat: 11:00 – 22:00
  • 24 .12: 11:00 – 17:00

 

Christmas Market at Place d'Armes
Christmas Market at Place d’Armes

St-Nicholas-Market at Place de Paris open from November 22 until December 23:

  • daily from 10:30 – 20:00

Roude Pëtz” solidarity market open from November 23 until December 24:

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Sat-Sun: 11:00 – 18:00

Gourmet Market at Grund open from December 1st to 23rd:

  • Mon-Fri: 12:00 – 14:00 & 17:00-21:00
  • Sat-Sun: 12:00 – 19:00

From 22 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, “Knuedler on Ice” is open to everyone. Rent your skates at this ice skating rink at the Place Guillaume II. Half covered under a marquee, and when you are finished, there is the market to restore your energy.

 

Knuedler on Ice
Knuedler on Ice

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Place de la Constitution Market, more than 60 wooden chalets will be set up next to the Gëlle Fra monument. With a host of culinary specialties and crafts from all over the world, this market is the perfect place to find out about Christmas traditions in other countries. Make a ride to the big wheel, the view is amazing (10€/person).

Place d’Armes Market, the typical one, with Luxembourgish Christmas atmosphere. Withstands offering local crafts, Christmas decorations, clothes, and accessories. Try the “Gromperekichelcher”, “Grillwurscht” and “Bouneschlupp”, local cuisine is so good. Children will enjoy the merry-go-round and duck fishing.

Place de Paris Market, for St Nicholas Day and Advent, is located near the station. A dozen wooden chalets are clustered around a huge glittering Christmas tree. As well as the hot drinks and food, you will find a selection of handicrafts and Christmas decorations, including candles and Advent crowns.

 

Place Guillaume II
Place Guillaume II

Place Guillaume II Market is my favorite one to eat something and feel warm. There are chimineas and hot lamp to make more comfortable your outside dinner, even if it’s a raining day (so typical).

Grund food Market, with a wealth of local and regional produce. The many delicacies on offer include blood sausage, snails, stuffed baked potatoes, foie gras, classy toasties, Bouneschlupp, Angus Steak sandwiches, and grilled cheese specialties.

The stalls of the “Roude Pëtz” market can be found in the Grand-Rue. This market offers local charities the opportunity to come and sell their products to raise money for a good cause. Good time to make it on Christmas, which after all is about sharing and helping those in need.

 

Christmas Market at Place d'Armes
Christmas Market at Place d’Armes

MORE CHRISTMAS TIPS

I give to you a list of tips to enjoy more your Christmas time in Luxembourg:

  • Make a ride to the big wheel at the Place de la Constitution (10€)
  • Return the glasses of beer that you will not use, we will refund 2€
  • Choose the best cup for your hot wine, and use it more times and in any market
  • Hot chocolate? Try the Oberweis Luxembourg one
  • Christmas markets only accept cash payments

More Christmas destinations: Copenhagen, Montpellier, Oslo, Bruges, Milan.

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