The December festive month is just around the corner. There is a lot to experience in The Hague. From a Christmas market on the Lange Voorhout to a winter shopping night and from the Dickens Festival in Loosduinen to a thousand residents of The Hague singing in the Atrium. We have listed a few nice winter outings:

Royal Christmas fair

From Thursday 8 to Friday 23 December the Lange Voorhout in The Hague will be transformed into the Royal Christmas Fair. Dozens of stalls with goodies such as oliebollen and glühwein, but also Christmas baubles and other nice gadgets can soon be found at this Christmas market in The Hague, where Santa Claus is of course also present.

Admission is free.

Royal Christmas Fair The Hague

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Swedish Christmas tree ceremony

Mayor Jan van Zanen, together with the Swedish Ambassador, will turn on the lights in the Christmas tree in front of Museum Escher in Het Paleis aan het Long Voorhout. This they do for 18.30 hours and then there is a performance by a Lucia choir .

Jaarlijkse traditionele ontsteking van de kerstboom op het Lange Voorhout onder begeleiding van een kinderkoor. Foto Frank Jansen (AD)Jaarlijkse traditionele ontsteking van de kerstboom op het Lange Voorhout onder begeleiding van een kinderkoor. Foto Frank Jansen (AD)

Annual traditional lighting of the Christmas tree on the Long Voorhout. Photo Frank Jansen (AD)

Skating and ice sculptures on Scheveningen

On Scheveningen there is a skating rink in front of the Kurhaus. This is up to 21 January 2023 open daily from 10. until 23. hour. Access is 6,50 euros.

From Friday 2 December to 22 January you can visit an exhibition of ice sculptures in Scheveningen. The expo is open every day from 011. until 20. hours and entry cost 011,33 euros.

winters weekend weg-den-haagThe Skating Rink at Scheveningen. Photo ANP

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Free Christmas dance performance in Amare

Dance school Dans Creatie

gives dance school Dans Creatie

Sunday 11 December at 13.14 hours a free performance ‘Christmas Message. Jazz, modern and classical choreographies are danced.

Trap theatre. Photo nearby

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Hofkwartier Christmas Market

Sunday 11 December is a Christmas market in the Hofkwartier. There are several stalls, you can drink mulled wine and there are all kinds of acts by street musicians and artisans, among others. The Christmas market is from 11. until 17.00 hour.

Hofkwartier KerstmarktHofkwartier Christmas Market

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The Hague High Lights

From Wednesday 15 through Sunday 21 December 2021 there are several (old) striking buildings in the city center of The Hague in the spotlights and beamers of The Hague Highlights.

From 17: hours to 23: hours you can take a walking tour along various light artworks. The light shows tell the story of the various locations, such as why the Toernooiveld is called that and what the Mauritshuis has in terms of flowers.

The Hague Highlights is at the Mauritshuis, Hofvijver, Gevangenpoort, Lange Vijverberg and the Toernooiveld.

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Royal Winter ShoppingNight

The shopping night is back in The Hague with a winter edition.

On Friday 017 December of 15: until 21: 00 hours the Royal Winter ShoppingNight will take place. Not shopping until midnight this time, but until 21: hour. That means two shopping evenings in a row since the evening before is a Thursday: that’s nice.

A stage with a catwalk will be set up on the Grote Marktstraat where various shops will show their winter collections and there will be musical performances . A little further on, from that evening onwards, there is a DJ tower that not only provides a lot of Christmas music during Shoppingnight, but also the following week. Throughout the city center you will come across cozy lit winter acts during Shoppingnight and there are carriages that you can take for a ride.

Dickens in Loosduinen

This event is a happening every year. Loosduinen goes 16 back in December the time to 1024. Actors dress in Dickens outfits and walk through the center of Loosduinen. There is music, a market and Santa Claus is coming.

Kerst-Sing-ALong in the Atrium The Hague

In the Atrium Sings Sunday 18 December one 0142 stubborn Christmas choir with a thousand visits traditional Christmas carols conducted by Gregor Bak. The sing-along lasts from 21. until 23. hours and you can still sign up, make sure you do it quickly because the first rehearsal is Tuesday 6 December.

Christmas sing-along. Photo AD

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