Sparkling Christmas lights, red wine by the fireplace, the smell of pine trees … Now the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, everyone gets excited about the holidays. Time to go to Eindhoven! From the 18th of November till the 7th of January, the City of Light turns into one big Holiday Festival; a nostalgic winter period full of cosy (Christmas) activities. From shopping in the attractively lit shopping streets and ice skating on the Market to cosy Christmas markets and Europe’s largest torch trip. The complete city centre is transformed into a winter scene. In addition, every Sunday the shops open their doors.
Wilhelmina Winterplein (11 December)
At Wilhelminaplein, entertaining shopkeepers, gallery owners, and creative entrepreneurs join hands and organize an attractive winter market. Here you will find countless stalls, workshops and children’s activities to enjoy as delicious winter refreshments.
FeelGood Market Christmas Edition (17-18 December)
The FeelGood Market at Strijp-S offers all kinds of stalls with original handmade and durable products, usually offered by the maker himself. Design, art, fashion, regional products, jewellery, (organic) dishes, and beautiful quirky creations from inspired designers, craftsmen and creators. The bustling live music can even bring Scrooge into festive spheres.
International Christmas Winter Circus (24 December – 1 January)
From jugglers to trapeze artists and from clowns to equilibrium artists. Here you are sure to enjoy a spectacular winter show.
Ice skating on the market (December 16 – January 8)
Traditionally, a spectacular ice skating rink is being built on the Market. On and around the track there is a lot to experience, such as fun activities and clinics. The ice skating rink is open every day, allowing you to skate in the light of the stars and countless Christmas lights. And in case you had enough skating fun, you just visit one of the cosy cafés or restaurants around it.
Xmas Sing-Along (December 18)
After last year’s success, the Wim van Doorne Muziekkiosk organizes the Xmas Sing-Along for the second time. In front of the kiosk, everyone can sing in full chest with a variety of Christmas songs, modern and classic. A free event that is about togetherness. The impressive choir 4Tune Entertainment takes place on stage, complemented by a swinging event band.
Happy Holidays Special
The centre of Eindhoven is extraordinary in the winter months with the stylishly decorated windows and the light show of De Bijenkorf. During your winter trip in the city of light, you will indulge completely in Christmas elements at the 4-star Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven. Make sure to book the Happy Holidays Special.
The package includes:
- Overnight in a unique Art room
- ‘Champagne’ buffet breakfast
- 3-course dinner in Brasserie Lumen
- City map with shopping info
The reservation is based on availability in December and January for € 79.50 per person per night based on two persons per room.