Welcome to the weekend! It's a family affair with plenty of St Nicolas events for young and old. Check out our recommendations below and enjoy!

1. Enjoy festivities at Useldange Castle

What: Family time on the bourg
Useldange Castle, 2 Rue de l'Église, 8706 Useldange - Google Maps
When: Friday, 2 December and Saturday, 3 December - more info here

Useldange Castle is celebrating St. Nicholas this weekend with live music, culinary specialities and storytelling for kids. Head over to this mystic place as of 5pm on Friday (Christmas Jazz Quartet playing at 5.30pm) or 4pm on Saturday (Christmas storytelling for kids as of 6pm).


2. Get a 'Titchen' of sweets at City promenade tour 

What: Sugar rush and history
Luxembourg City Tourist Office, Place Guillaume II - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 3 December and Tuesday, 6 December at 2pm - book your tickets here

The City Promenade tours are absolutely lovely, but this weekend they are specifically meant for children. On 3 and 6 December, they can take part in a "City Promenade for kids", a guided tour in the form of a treasure hunt combining the discovery of the capital with the legend of Mélusine. At the end of the tour, each child will receive a traditional "Titchen" (bag of sweets): a traditional gift for St Nicholas' day! (Not sure parents get one too, but you can try!)


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3. Hear Sofia Portanet at Rotondes

What: Pop/Indie
Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxemburg - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 4 December at 8pm - info & tickets

Sofia Portanet hails from Berlin and was born the day the Wall came down. Now she is breaking down more musical walls with her fresh interpretation of the Neue Deutsche Welle ('New German Wave'). She sings in three languages (English, French, German) and has been touring internationally with her blend of pop and indie for many years.

4. Celebrate birthday bash at Gudde Wëllen

What: Cocktails and cake
Where: Gudde Wëllen, 17 Rue du St Esprit, 1475 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 3 December at 10pm - free entry, info here

The Gudde Wëllen, one of Luxembourg's coolest live music/DJ/party venue, is hosting its eight birthday bash. Entry is free, there are signature cocktails, live music as well as DJs, deco and "everything else that you expect from a birthday party", organisers write. That means lots of cake! Plus they have two floors, guaranteeing a great music mix.


5. Grab mulled wine at St Nicholas market

What: One of many markets
Where: Place de Paris - Google Maps
When: Open until 1 January (closed over Christmas) - more info here

The Niklosmaart is back at Place de Paris this year. Enjoy sweet and savoury treats (mulled wine and other festive drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), soups, Gromperekichelcher, sausages, waffles and more. Browse the wide selection of hand-made advent wreaths, Christmas decorations, home textiles and toys, or take a ride on the vintage swing carousel for children and adults. There's also a fireplace and musical entertainment (plenty of funky DJs too).


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6. Watch Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

What: Animation
Where: Kinepolis, 45 Av. John F. Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 3 December and Sunday, 4 December at 4.45pm - info & tickets

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives. This is a premiere, so only screens at Kinepolis twice this weekend.

7. Hear album release by Gilles Grethen

What: Jazz quartet with strings
Where: ARCA, 17 Rue Atert, 8051 Bertrange - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 3 December at 8pm - info & tickets

Gilles Grethen and his quartet are releasing their sophomore album "State of Mind", further developing the band's sound further between traditional and modern jazz. This time, however, the quartet is joined by 11 strings, adding experimental soundscapes, swing and free improvisation, all reflecting different states of mind.

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