Programme outlook 2017

Again this year, many interesting artists will enrich the Christmas market by their presence and will perform a culturally diverse and high-quality programme for both children and adults:

Regular programme:

  • At 5pm, 6pm and 7pm, the Christmas market angel appears at the highest window of the castle to recount the story of the Nativity. At this time, all the guests are invited to sing carols in the castle courtyard
  • Varied musical programme (choirs, musicians, fanfare and brass-band)
  • Children’s carousel
  • Punch-and-Judy shows
  • Nativity scene with live animals
  • A live trumpet solo “Silent Night” on the Castle bridge (at the end of every market day)

Special programme:

  • Saturday, 25.11. Opening of the Christmas market with blessing of the creche and the market by a priest and Guild day
  • Wednesday 6.12., Saturday 9.12. and Sunday 10.12. at 17 o’clock: Saint Nicholas 
  • Saturday 16.12. and Sunday 17.12.  at 17 o’clock: Saint Lucia procession
  • Fireworks, music and light show on Saturday  9, 16 and 23 December at 18 o’clock
  • Saturday 23.12.: Passing the Light of the Peace, lit in Bethlehem and distributed by the scouts through Europe. The Belgian guild Saint Sebastian from Westerlo will also enliven the day with regional authentic dances, music and flag-wavings. Scouts wearing their uniform get free access.
Musical and artistical participation: