The traditional Christmas market is set to return to town this year. But what do we really know about the plans?

After a Covid break in 2020, the return of the Christmas market was a welcome bit of news in October. While the opening date is getting closer, the details are still largely up in the air.

Indeed, the worsening Covid numbers and new restrictions introduced on 1 November, there are questions about how it should proceed.

Here is what's known so far: the market will take place at three locations (place Guillaume, place de la Constitution and place de Paris). There is also an ice rink being built on the Kinnekswiss in the municipal park.

A 12 metre Christmas tree will be erected on Place d'Armes and the event will take place from 19 November to 2 January 2022.

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As for details about times, locations and scheduling, Luxembourg City states that everything will be communicated "in due course".

According to our sources, it is very likely that the event will fall under the CovidCheck regime. The separation into zones known from the Schueberfouer may be used again.

This means you will likely have to present a vaccine or recovery certificate or a certified negative test to get access to the "food zone".

The final details should be presented by the mayor on Thursday.