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The Winterlights Festival creates a festive atmosphere in the alleyways of the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Luxembourg is the safest city in the world, according to the MERCER design office, a stay in Luxembourg at the end of the year rhymes with relaxation and carefree. Luxembourg is also the capital of Christmas presents.
Looking for the perfect gift for the end of the year? See you in Luxembourg! A study by “CIMA Beratung” confirms that it is the high-end products of major brands and design that attract crowds in the capital of the Grand Ducal. Among these products, besides clothes and shoes, it is porcelain and ceramics that are the most popular. The shops on Grand-Rue, Rue du Cure, Avenue de la Porte-Neuve and Avenue de la Gare attract the greatest number of passers-by. As for the avenue of Liberty, the international study “Mystery Shopping” (2012) ranked it second of the most prestigious and attractive avenues of the world. The survey evaluated the atmosphere, the outlets and the reception of the customers by the store staff.
Between November 26th and December 17th, the stroller will be delighted by the Sunday openings. The sales will start on January 2nd and spread over the month.Buses are free on Saturdays and Sundays when shops open. The Christmas markets spread over several sites of the city captivate young and old with rich and varied attractions: giant wheel, carousels, artificial ice rink, stands of artisanal and gastronomic products … The markets are open every day until evening. Street shows and the procession for St. Nicholas will enliven the streets and places until late in the evening.
During the “Luxembourg Light Nights”, the capital will shine under the light of illuminations and projections of animated images. The show will transform the facades into giant scenes, telling fascinating stories. Throughout the month of December, the shows of the circus of Advent will delight young and old.
After a tour of the ancient ramparts and the old town, the tourist pass “Luxembourg Card” will serve as an entrance to visit the various exhibitions in the museums of the city. The Museum of Modern Art (Mudam) is dedicating a major exhibition to Luxemburgish artist Su-Mei Tse, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2003. The Lëtzebuerg City Museum is a fun way to tell the story of capital city. The National Museum of History and Art, for its part, incorporates 16th-century buildings with additional exhibitions, while the National Museum of Natural History presents a brand new permanent exhibition. In the evening, during the month of December, the Grand Théâtre will offer the musical “Evita”. On 20 and 21 December the Philharmonie will be discovered by a Christmas concert respectively by the “Oratorio” of Bach. On January 5th no one will miss the prestigious New Year’s concert.