Christmas holidays in Luxembourg

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Published on 18/11/2016, by Luxembourg for Tourism

Winter in Luxembourg is characterised by beautiful Christmas markets and the smell of gingerbread all around the country. It’s time to enjoy the sound of Christmas carols with some friends around a glass of traditional ‘Glühwein’ and some local specialities.

The Winterlights festival (end of November to January) immerses the centre of  Luxembourg city into a magical atmosphere. Christmas markets spread over the capital, a big wheel, carousels, a giant Christmas pyramid, trampolines, exhibitions and even more delight young and old. A highlight of this year's program is certainly again the huge covered ice rink and much more. Make sure to check it out!

Streets and squares turn into open-air restaurants. Try the delicious mulled wine (Glühwein), made with red or white wine from the Luxembourg Moselle, traditional potato fritters or the yummy chocolates, which are produced on site!

Luxembourg is also the place to buy original Christmas gifts. Stroll through the shopping streets of the old picturesque city and take advantage of the Sunday Shopping days. Shops will be open from 2 to 6 pm every Sunday from November 26th to December 17th and from 10 am to 4 pm on December 24th and 31st. Whether you are looking for a designer boutique or your favourite brand, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the Christmas season.

Once you visited the capital, take the time to discover the unique Christmas markets around the country. Here a selection of some other beautiful Christmas markets: