Winter Wonder Weeks - Leiden city center in festive Christmas mood -
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Winter Wonder Weeks in Leiden

Nov. 16, 2020 - Jan. 5, 2021, Leiden

From 16 November up to 5 January you can enjoy countless festive events and typical winter fun in Leiden. The activities are centered around the Nieuwe Rijn, with a floating Christmas market on the canal. Other great activities include an ice-skating rink, choirs in traditional costume, a light festival, and much more.

  • Stroll around the Christmas market with wonderful gift ideas and the opportunity to taste real Dutch Christmas delicacies.
  • Enjoy the street performances of Christmas choirs in the historic city center of Leiden.
  • The month of December is full of ice-skating fun, romance and enchanting lights.
Leiden offers a fantastic schedule of events during the Winter Wonder Weeks. The historic city center is full of lovely Christmas lights and even more attractive than usual. There is lots to see and to do so fun is guaranteed!

A sample from the program:

7 Dec – 5 Jan: Ice-skating rink Skating pleasure for young and old in the beautiful city center.

13 – 24 Dec: Floating Christmas market In the heart of the city on floating pontoons in the canal, surrounded by welcoming terraces and restaurants.

14-15 Dec and 21-22 Dec: Choir Weekend Music festival with dozens of Christmas choirs performing in the streets of the historic city center.

20 – 30 Dec: Rijn glow Go for a walk past the ‘art trees’ with their attractive lights along the Oude Rijn, which are created by the locals.

21 – 29 Dec: Great Christmas Circus Be enchanted by the magic of the circus and its spectacular acrobatic acts.

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