The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small European state, part of the European Union, located between Belgium, Germany and France. The country is formed to the north by a hilly area, which reaches the maximum height of the country with the 560 meters of the Kneiff, while the central-southern part of the country is more densely populated and flat. The most important inhabited center is the capital Luxembourg, which is located at a height varying between 230 and 400 meters at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusseil rivers. Among the places to visit in this delightful town, we find the neo-Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame, the Palace of the Grand Duke, the ancient fortifications of the city and the Place d’Armes, where the Luxembourg Christmas market takes place. Luxembourg City with its old quarters and fortifications has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.
LUXEMBOURG CHRISTMAS MARKET
The events of Christmas in Luxembourg are included in the event called Winterlights. A festival of lights and animations that characterizes the heart of the city of Luxembourg during Christmas, transforming it into a wonderful and romantic fairytale setting, with its Christmas markets spread over multiple sites throughout the city, the big wheel, the merry-go-rounds , an Advent circus, various entertainments, street parades and parades, exhibitions, shows and concerts.
Luxembourg Christmas Market (Marché de Noël – Krëschtmaart).
1) Place d’Armes Christmas Market. The market usually takes place in the Place d’Armes, in the historic center of the city, the Ville-Haute, which is filled with decorated wooden chalets selling all sorts of Christmas gifts and presenting the typical specialties of the local cuisine such as potatoes and mulled wine.
2) Christmas market on Place de la Constitution. Market which usually has over 60 chalets located in front of the Adolphe bridge, the viaduct and the historic buildings of the Bourbon plateau. In addition to the chalets, there are attractions for young and old, such as the big wheel, the magic carousel, or the train.
3) Saint Nicholas Market (Marché Saint-Nicolas – Niklosmaart). Market that usually takes place at the Place de Paris, in the lower part of the city.
4) Solidarity Market (Marché de la Solidarité) at Puits-Rouge with a small Christmas village, which is normally made up of 5 chalets. The city of Luxembourg makes these chalets available free of charge for associations wishing to sell products to raise money for charity.