The Luxembourg Christmas Market and Winter Lights festival is back again for 2022!
The Luxembourg Christmas Market is a must visit destination when spending Christmas in Luxembourg City during the holiday season. It’s one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe and you’re going to have a great time.
This festive holiday market is spead throughout the city and offers numerous opportunities for shopping, dining, drinking, playing and more. You can enjoy all kinds of activities intended to get you in the holiday spirit.
I visited the Luxembourg City Christmas Market unexpectedly during my visit to Luxembourg City last year, and what a happy accident that was. Once you get there you’ll see what I mean.
I put together this Ultimate Guide to the Luxembourg Christmas Market to help you plan a visit of your own. I know you’ll love it as much as I did.
Start by grabbing yourself a warm cup of warm Mulled Wine and let’s get going.
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Your Ultimate Guide to the Luxembourg Christmas Market 2022
This Ultimate Guide to the Luxembourg Christmas Market will help you navigate the city when visiting during the holidays in November and December.
The Christmas markets are a really fun way to enjoy the city and also get a taste of the local culture. One of my favorite things about Luxembourg City is that it’s so walkable, so if you have the time, be sure you to visit all three sections of the Luxembourg Christmas Market.
If this is your first Christmas market, prepare yourself for an incredible time and some beautiful Christmas decorations. Also be sure to browse the many chalets for some unique and local gift ideas for friends and family back home.
Luxembourg Christmas Market 2022
The Luxembourg Christmas Market opening dates have been announced.
The Luxembourg Christmas Market and Winter Lights festival is back again for 2022 and is scheduled to begin Friday, November 18, 2022, and end on Sunday, January 8 2023.
Hours of operation will be Monday thru Sunday as follows:
- Fridays: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Sundays to Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where is the Luxembourg Christmas Market?
The Luxembourg Christmas Market, also known locally as Lëtzebuerger Chrëschtmaart, is located in three separate sections of Luxembourg City. Each section has its own atmosphere and offerings.
Here is a brief description of what you can expect in each of the three Luxembourg Christmas Markets:
- Place de la Constitution: This is the spot for all the fun carnival rides. You’ll also find a couple dozen chalets selling snacks and holiday gifts. Trust me, you won’t miss the big Christmas Tree.
- Place Guillaume II: Place Guillaume II is located near the Grand Ducal Palace and is where you’ll find all the good food and drinks. If you’re looking for the perfect place to have lunch or dinner, this is it. This is also where you’ll find the ice skating rink.
- Place d’ Armes: Here you’ll find live performances, snacks, and holiday shopping. The Place d’ Armes Christmas Market is one of the most lively and is a fun place to meet people.
From mid November to mid December there are also chalets located at the Grand Rue, or Roude Pëtz. These chalets donate profits from any sales to charity.
Each of these markets is located within walking distance of each other in the city center. You’ll definitely want to visit them all during your visit.
When can I visit?
The Luxembourg Christmas Market is open from November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
The Christmas market is open daily during the following hours:
- Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- The markets will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The markets are less busy during the day, so arrive early if you’re looking to get photos of the event or avoid the crowds.
Day time is also a good time to get in your holiday shopping. You’ll have more space at the various chalets and can ask questions or chat with the sellers if you’d like to.
If you prefer a more lively atmoshpere, plan to arrive after 6:00 p.m. This is when the locals start to arrive with their friends and families for dinner and drinks.
Nighttime is also a fun to be at the Christmas market because all the holiday lights are on, including on the carnival rides and ice skaing rink.
Things to do
The Luxembourg Christmas Market is a popular destination for locals during the holiday season. It’s the perfect place to get together with friends and family, do some shopping, grab some drinks, or enjoy lunch or dinner.
For kids, there are carnival rides and an ice skating rink.
In the evenings on weekends, you’ll find a rather lively atmosphere with live music, food and drinks. The food and drink chalets would make a good place to meet up with friends before heading out for cocktails around the city.
I also recommend a walk around the city in the evenings before heading back to your hotel so you can view all the festive holiday lights and decorations.
What to eat
There are tons of delicious and traditional Christmas foods and drinks at the Luxembourg City Christmas markets. You’ll find the largest variety of food options at the Place Guillaume II market in the city center and old town area.
Below are just a few examples of the type of food and drinks you’ll get to choose from during your visit.
- German sausages
- Potato pancakes
- Hot chocolate
- Mulled wine
- Craft beers
You’ll also find other assorted treats, cookies, and candies available for sale.
Definitely have at least one meal at the Christmas market, and don’t forget to try the mulled wine.
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