Winter in The Hague
A few weeks ago, I joined the event of the Embassy of Sweden in The Hague. A ceremony where the candles in the Swedish Christmas Tree are traditionally lit around 13 December, the day upon which the Feast of Lucia is celebrated in Sweden. It was raining that evening, but the atmosphere was still great with a choir and hot chocolate and Glühwein next to the Christmas tree. We’ve celebrated the start of the Christmas Season. Christmas really sparkles in The Hague. I did some research and found out some great options for the Christmas and holiday season in our royal city The Hague by the sea. Have a royal winter and discover all great things during Winter in The Hague.
Christmas sparkles in The Hague
The holiday season is a wonderful time to spend in our royal city by the sea. The shops in the fairytale-like inner city are packed with festive gifts while the beach invites you for a stroll, bike ride, ice skating and of course for a breath of fresh air. You feel much more energized after a visit at the beach or one of the beach clubs which are still open. For the best places for shopping, Christmas markets, outdoor ice skating, family friendly theatre performances, Carol concerts, New Year’s Eve parties and other fun winter events, read more about festive tips in The Hague in 2017.
Royal Christmas Fair The Hague
If you’re visiting The Hague these day and want to experience the xmas feeling, I highly recommend the Royal Christmas Fair in the centre of the Hague. The Royal Christmas Fair is situated at the romantic Lange Voorhout from the 15th till the 24th of December 2017. Visit the website to be prepared to visit the Christmas Market in The Hague.
New Years Eve in The Hague Fire work show on the 31th of December in The Hague
Enjoy good music and the firework show on the 31th of December at the Hofvijver in The Hague. This free event is organized to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. From 22.00 – 01.00 hours you’re entertained with a spectacular fire work, light and video show. Wanna join? Read more about the New Year’s Eve party in The Hague.
Carnivale The Hague
Magic, enchantment and marvel during the Christmas break! Festival Carnivale in The Hague offers a special winter fair for everyone. Be surprised and excited by the magical performances. It is a fun experience for the younger and older people.
A must do in Scheveningen New Year’s dive and ice skating
During the winterperiode there are two temporary ice skating places in Scheveningen, a really cool event. One on the beach side and one behind the Kurhaus, both great for a night out and fun. Join the New Year’s dive in Scheveningen on the 1st of January. A brand new year, a brand new start. Looking for a nice and fresh start of 2018? Join the Dutch tradition in Scheveningen and dive into the cold North Sea water, one of the biggest events on the 1st of January in The Netherlands. Interested in attending this new year’s dive (‘Nieuwjaarsduik’?). More information and tickets of the Nieuwjaarsduik.
Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year!