Winterlights Christmas markets with kids in Luxembourg City
The most magical time of the year is finally here!
This year's Winterlights programme offers a wide variety of festive activities in the city that will delight children of all ages.
Whether you are a local or a tourist visiting the only Grand Duchy in the world, read our family recommendations for your visit to the Winterlights Christmas Markets and enjoy unforgettable moments with your children. Elfi from Travelmatkanner, in collaboration with the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, is here to guide you through this year's programme.
If you are travelling by car, the Glacis car park is be a good starting point for your visit. The first place is just a short walk away from the Glacis car park.
The “Wanterpark” at Kinnekswiss consists of wooden chalets, music, food and drink stalls: a beautiful Christmas village awaits visitors in the city park. The large trees surrounding the Wanterpark make this market a truly magical place. As the market is completely covered, you can enjoy your food and drink in peace, regardless of the weather. Every Sunday there are fun activities for children, details of which can be found at the end of this article.
From Kinnekswiss, you can easily walk to the “Lëtzebuerger Chrëschtmaart” at Place d’Armes. During the Winterlights season, this centrally located square is turned into a beautiful winter wonderland. The carousel “Le Chahut des 4 éléments” and the little train “Wanterzuch” will surely put a smile on your kids’ faces as Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer leads the way. Numerous concerts will be held on Place d’Armes as part of the Winterlights programme. Don't forget to check the detailed programme at the end of this article.
The “Wantermaart” at Place de la Constitution is just a short walk away from Place d’Armes. Like every year, a big Ferris wheel, trampolines, food and drink stalls, as well as numerous Christmas trees can be found at the “Wantermaart”. You’ll also have the chance to try the famous Kurtos, among many other delicious delicacies. The perfect spot to enjoy festive moments with friends and families and to take group pictures! You can also take part in a candle-making workshop ("Käerzenatelier"). Please note that the workshop is reserved for school classes from 23 November to 21 December until 4 pm.
If you cross the famous Adolphe Bridge, either by tram, bus or on foot, you will reach yet another Christmas market: the "Niklosmaart" on the Place de Paris.
This is where Santa’s house is located and where he meets the children. The perfect backdrop for family portraits! You can also cross the street and take a ride in the flying chairs. Family fun guaranteed! Food and drinks are also available at Place de Paris.
The detailed programme of all children-related activities is as follows:
"Wanterpark" at Kinnekswiss on Sundays from 14:00–17:00.
Sunday, 27 November 2022 Percussion Workshop by Gustavo Morales
Sunday, 4 December 2022 Christmas Cards by Isabelle Mattern Studio
Sunday, 11 December 2022 Am Wonnerland – show + workshop: magic show and juggling by Animatrix
Sunday, 18 December 2022 Konfetti – Jonn Happi (circus show)
Sunday, 1 January 2023 Die Suche nach dem Schlaukraut – Melanie Kleinsorg /daskasperletheater
"Winterkids" : courtyard of the former Athénée.
After last year's great success, the Winterkids programme will also take place this year from 1 to 23 December in the courtyard of the former Athénée.
Puppet shows, toy making, cooking, creative workshops, storytelling and more! The programme includes many fun activities for kids offered by CAPEL, the City Library and the Service Espace Public, Fêtes et Marchés. To top it all, entrance is free of charge.
Detailed program: www.vdl.lu
"Lëtzebuerger Adventscircus" at Glacis car park from 9 December 2022 to 8 January 2023.
Alongside the circus show, there is the ‘’Kidsshow” on selected dates, a short programme aimed at children between 4 and 12 years old.
All details can be found here: cirquedulux.com
Last but not least, the “Kleeschen on tour” will take place on 4 December. On that date, the Kleeschen will hand out sweet to children in the city centre. Mark the date in your calendar.
More info: www.vdl.lu/
Enjoy this magical period with your children and Let’z TravelmatKanner.
Elfi is a family travel blogger based in Luxembourg.
Her Blog “TravelmatKanner” aims at highlighting family friendly places, activities and experiences in and around Luxembourg in order to provide families and caregivers with fun and interesting ideas for explorations together with their children. She strongly believes that every child deserves to have a happy and magical childhood that will help navigate through the difficulties of life. Ideas for activities suggested here have all been “tested and approved” by Efli and her family.