Bourscheid castle in snowy times. / © Marc Marchal / Unsplash
Welcome to the weekend! Despite the festive season there's still a pretty full agenda with exhibitions, concerts, parties and some DIY suggestions!
1. Spend Boxing Day at Mudam exhibition
What: Culture outing
Where: Mudam, 3 Park Dräi Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg
When: Sunday, 26 December between 10am-6pm - info & tickets
Boxing Day is the perfect museum day with the family. Head over to Mudam to see its Post-Capital exhibition, which brings together works of sculpture, painting, photography, video and performance that address the nature of production, consumption and wealth. Post-Capital presents works by twenty-one artists that variously explore the aesthetics, paradoxes, absurdities and ethical questions posed by post-industrial and perhaps post-capital economies.
2. Set up a DIY hot chocolate bar
What: Calorie bomb, but hey, it's Christmas
Where: Café casa
This was a cracking suggestion that already popped up in last year's Christmas edition, and it must be repeated. Set up a DIY hot chocolate bar at home with a variety of toppings (sprinkles, cinnamon, marshmallows, whipped cream, pirouette cookies, dark chocolate syrup, coarse sea salt), different milks (regular cow's milk, oat milk, almond milk), some liquor for the "adults" and any other ingredients you may like. Indulge yourselves. You can operate your bar with a dedicated chocolate barista behind the counter (most likely dad has been forced into this position), or as a buffet. Yes. Then move on to point three below.
3. Go for a run in the neighbourghood
What: Switch off your brain
Where: Outdoors, in the area or a favourite spot
Running for as little as 10 minutes a day can really warm up your body, improving your heart strength, burning calories, boosting mental and physical wellbeing and even leading to a better night's rest. Whether you're ready to run 1km or 10km - you can do it! Make sure you have a decent pair of running shoes, some warm but light sports clothing, a little snack for the way and water prior to departure. This is a great way to discover your local area with a fresh perspective, and it's even more fun doing so as a group of family or friends.
4. Stream Christmas films
What: There's never a bad time for a Christmas film
Where: Home cinema
Home Alone is of course an all-time favourite, but there are a couple of other classics that are well-suited for a Sunday morning home cinema session!
- Klaus: A selfish postman and reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship in a dark town - Animation, Netflix
- The Christmas Chronicles: To capture Santa Claus on camera, siblings Kate and Teddy devise a plan - Comedy, Netflix
- It's a Wonderful Life: 1946 American film by legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra - Amazon Prime
- 'Twas the Fight before Christmas: Documentary about extravagant decorations and angry neigbours - Documentary, Apple TV
- A Charlie Brown Christmas: Must-watch short animation special based on comic strip Peanuts - Apple TV
5. Go Christmas partying at De Gudde Wellen
What: Ho ho ho!
Where: De Gudde Wellen, 17 Rue du St Esprit, 1475 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 25 December at 9pm - more info here
Not everyone may be spending time with family this weekend, or you simply cannot stand your family and feel the need to escape some family drama. Well, no worries! Time to share your booty with Santa at De Gudde Wellen, because there's always a party in town, even on Christmas Day. Flore, Don simon and Goodboy will be entertaining you on the floor, with Dim trich and Makadam in the Keller.
6. Hear brass band performance in Esch
What: Top ensemble
Where: Conservatory of Esch, 50 Rue d'Audun, 4018 Esch-sur-Alzette
When: Cancelled- info regarding rescheduling will be posted here.
The Brass Band of the Conservatory of Esch is inviting music lovers to its St Etienne concert. Performing soloist is Owen Farr, among others, who, since receiving six British Open Junior Solo Champion titles in 1995, has gone on to become one of Wales' top violin players. Currently he is a lecturer at the Birmingham Conservatory and a professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. On the program are works by Richard Wagner, John Stevens, Philip Harper, Eriks Esenvalds and Aude Clesse. Reserve your ticket by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Call a person that is dear to you
What: Putting a smile on someone's face
Where: WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, phone in-person...
Christmas is a day of giving and being with the people we love, but we mustn't forget that many are alone, and sometimes, lonely. Make this a day where you reach out to a family member, old friend or neighbour. A good conversation and a smile goes a long way. Merry Christmas and enjoy the festive spirit, wherever you are! X RTL Today Team
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