Programme outlook 2019

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.
Please have a look at the program overview here (please click) or the overviews of the 4 weeks of Advent as PDF download here (please click).

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:

  • Thursday, 28.11. Opening of the Christmas market with blessing of the creche and the market by a priest
  • Saturday, 30.11. Guild day
  • Friday 6.12., Saturday 7.12. and Sunday 8.12. at 17, 18 and 19 o’clock: Saint Nicholas 
  • Friday 13.12., Saturday 14.12. and Sunday 15.12. at 17 o’clock: Saint Lucia procession
  • Fireworks, music and light show on Saturday 14.12. and 21.12. at 18.30 o’clock
  • Saturday 21.12.: 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.