Surrounded by Germany, Belgium, and France, Luxembourg is a small country in Europe. Luxembourg is set in a scenic area, among the Ardennes forest and several nature parks, the Moselle River Valley and the rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region. The capital is Luxembourg City, known for its beautiful, fortified medieval old town nestling high on the cliffs. A number of attractions in the city include the Grand Ducal Palace, the official residence of Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as Vianden Castle, an ancient feudal castle constructed on old Roman ruins. The 17th-century Cathédrale Notre-Dame is worth a visit, with its beautiful interior. Luxembourg is a beautiful place to visit during the run-up to Christmas and all the festivities. Scroll below to find out about the top Christmas markets in Luxembourg.
1. Christmas Market at Place du Théâtre
Being such a small country with close-knit communities, Luxembourg really does light up at Christmas. Another corner that introduces a holiday market is Place du Théâtre. Food stalls, artisan shops, and other stores fill the square with their unique products for you to enjoy. Eco-conscious shoppers are guaranteed to find locally and responsibly produced items at the Christmas market too. These holiday markets around Luxembourg City are so close to one another that most visitors make it a point to go market-hopping!
Place du Théâtre
Address: 17 Place Du Théâtre, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 2613, LU
Website: Place du Théâtre
2. Christmas Market at Royal-Hamilius
Royal-Hamilius is one of the biggest shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle centers in Luxembourg. It is also home to a grand Christmas market once the holiday season begins. Resident shops introduce their holiday-inspired products, and pop-up markets brighten up the mall with even more with handmade crafts and tasty delicacies. If you’re an avid shopper, this is the one place in Luxembourg that you should not miss. You’ll be surprised by how a country as small as Luxembourg can offer so much to its visitors!
Address: Grand-Rue, 1660 Luxembourg
3. Roude Pëtz
Roude Pëtz is a historic landmark in Luxembourg City and is a public square located in Grand-Rue. Over the festive season, Roude Pëtz celebrates the true spirit of Christmas by inviting local charities to sell their products in the market in order to raise money for good causes. The Luxembourg City Christmas market is all about sharing and offering help to those in need. Items on sale vary each year but include arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and delicious local delicacies.
Address: 7 Rue Genistre, 1623 Luxembourg
Website: Roude Pëtz
Opening hours: Nov 23 - Dec 24: Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 6pm
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4. Niklosmaart - Place de Paris
The Niklosmaart is a St. Nicholas and Advent market which happens in Place de Paris in Luxembourg City each year. In the heart of the busy Gare district, the market is close to Central Station and has around 12 stalls, selling soaps, leather goods, candles, and other handicraft items. A selection of food and drinks is also available at the market. It is in this area that a St. Nicholas parade is held on December 2.
Niklosmaart - Place de Paris
Address: Place de Paris, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Website: Niklosmaart - Place de Paris
Opening hours: Nov 22 - Dec 23: 10:30am - 8pm (daily)
5. Place d'Armes Christmas Market
Place d’Armes hosts a traditional Chrëschtmaart (Christmas market) each year that transforms the capital city into an enchanted wonderland. Four chalets are set aside for local vendors to sell their jewelry, baked goods, knitwear, etc. As not all vendors can man the chalets for the entire market, the stalls change as other vendors take over.
Place d'Armes Christmas Market
Address: Place d'Armes, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Website: Place d'Armes Christmas Market
Opening hours: Nov 23 - Dec 24: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Dec 24: 11am - 5pm
6. Grund Christmas Market
Grund is a neighborhood in the fortified lower town of Luxembourg, steps from the city center. The area is famous for its architectural and cultural heritage. The neighborhood lies along the Pétrusse River. The Grund Christmas Market is the food lover’s choice and while there are only a few stalls here, they feature the best of Luxembourg’s regional and local produce. Highlights of the market include foie gras, blood sausage, and traditional vegetable soup. All these delicious choices are sure to keep visitors warm on a cold winter’s day.
Grund Christmas Market
Address: Grund, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
7. Wantermaart in Place de la Constitution
The Wantermaart (winter market) is held each year in lace de la Constitution. A Ferris wheel spins visitors and locals through the magical Christmas lights, while others enjoy their Glühwäin (mulled wine). The Place de la Constitution joins forces with the Place de Paris to lay on many wooden huts, each selling a selection of Christmas gifts, including toys, candles, sweets, decorations and Glühwäin, along with typical treats like Mettwurscht (Luxembourgish sausages), Grillwurscht (grilled sausage) or Gromperekichelcher (potato pancakes).
Address: Place de la Constitution, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Opening hours: Nov 23 - Dec 24: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm, Dec 24: 11am - 5pm
8. Place Guillaume II Christmas Market
Place Guillaume II is located in front of the Luxembourg City Hall and is transformed into a winter wonderland for the festive season each year. The area becomes half an ice skating rink (Knoedler on Ice) and half an open-air festive food court, surrounded by Christmas lights. A variety of food vendors sell everything from traditional sausages, cooked on a grill, to pans of tartiflette, a dish made from potatoes, cheese, and onion with added white wine. Between each food vendor, small open fires are available to keep visitors warm. Christmas in Luxembourg is made more special at Place Guillaume II.
Place Guillaume II Christmas Market
Address: Place Guillaume II, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Website: Place Guillaume II Christmas Market
Opening hours: Nov 22 - Jan 6: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; 31st Dec: 11am - 2am
Froue Crëschtdag in Luxembourg City
This fascinating, historic city is worth visiting any time of the year, but Luxembourg City truly comes to life during the festive season each year. Buy beautiful, handcrafted gifts, enjoy traditional Luxembourgish dishes and the best-mulled wine, while visiting some of the top Christmas markets in Luxembourg. Froue Crëschtdag - good wishes at Christmas time.
Editor’s Note: Due to Covid-19, the business hours of these markets may differ from the stated timings in this article. Please be sure to check the updated hours from the websites.
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