Programme outlook 2018

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:

  • Wednesday, 28.11. Opening of the Christmas market with blessing of the creche and the market by a priest
  • Saturday, 1.12. Guild day
  • Thursday 6.12., Saturday 8.12. and Sunday 9.12. at 17, 18 and 19 o’clock: Saint Nicholas 
  • Thursday 13.12., Saturday 15.12. and Sunday 16.12. at 17 o’clock: Saint Lucia procession
  • Fireworks, music and light show on Saturday 15.12. and 22.12. at 18.30 o’clock
  • Saturday 22.12.: 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: