The Service Espace public, fêtes et marches (Department of Public Spaces, Festivals and Markets) is tasked with coordinating the planning, design, facilities and use of public spaces, and organising or helping to organise events held in Luxembourg City's public spaces.

The department consists of three units:

  • Planning and design of public spaces
  • Planning and scheduling of events
  • Use of public spaces

Over the course of a year, the Service Espace public, fêtes et marches deals with nearly 2,000 requests to hold events or use public spaces, and organises or co-organises more than 100 markets, 7 flea markets, and 50 different events in the city, including the Éimaischen, the Oktavmäertchen, National Day festivities, the Schueberfouer and the Winterlights festival with its Christmas markets.

In terms of the design and planning of public spaces, the department is involved in more than 60 projects and participates in various working groups such as the Comité d'art urbain (urban art committee), the UNESCO Management Committee, and retailer associations.

Marché Ville-Haute

Become a vendor at festivals and markets

Operating a stall at one of the City's markets: what you need to get set up

Luxemburger Adventscircus "Cirque du Lux"

"Lëtzebuerger Adventscircus"

At the circus in Champ du Glacis, visitors will be treated to a varied programme featuring acrobatics, comedy and a host of other live performances. Magical cha...

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Add your event to the "What's on" page

If you want your event listed on the "What's on" page of this website, on the cityapp – VDL or in City magazine, enter your event information into the echo.lu d...

Brocante 2018

Antique market

Market held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at Place d'Armes selling curios, collector's items and other treasures

Blues'n Jazz Rallye 2019

Blues’n Jazz Rallye

Every year, this celebrated, urban blues and jazz marathon, organised in collaboration with Blues Club Lëtzebuerg, is one of Luxembourg City's most popular open...

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Buergbrennen

The old Luxembourgish tradition of Buergbrennen (bonfire night) takes place on Buergsonnden, the Sunday after Carnival Sunday.

Winterlights 2020

Christmas lights

Fantastic decorations, from traditional fairy lights to magical light creations. While strolling through the city marvelling at the sights, go on and take a bre...

marché de Noël sur la place de la Constitution

Christmas markets

Come explore the Christmas markets and enjoy the festive season in Luxembourg City.

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Christmas shopping

Sunday opening / Luxembourg City Markets / Winter flea market / Second-hand market / Christmas trees for sale

Gentleman - City Sounds

City Sounds – Glacis in concert

On 22 and 23 June, music lovers got their groove on to popular modern music at the "City Sounds – Glacis in concert" events.

Hôtel de Ville sur la place Guillaume II

Composition of the management team

A number of departments and bodies are in charge of managing and developing events.

Concerts de midi 2022- Header

Concerts de midi

Classical music enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a midday musical interlude on selected Fridays at different venues.

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Construction site hoardings

Construction site hoardings are an ideal space for exhibiting ephemeral art, as the built-in end date perfectly reflects the nature of this art form.

Illustration de l'animation musicale lors des winterlights 2017

Cultural events

The City's cultural institutions put on a varied programme throughout the year, including during the Christmas season.

Participation citoyenne (Octobre 2020)

Development of public spaces through civic engagement – Placemaking

Public spaces are supposed to be for all to use. Therefore, everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to discussions on the development of these spaces...

d'Stad liest 2021

D’Stad liest

From 17 August to 11 September 2022, reading enthusiasts could come and enjoy a book, magazine or newspaper in the peaceful setting of our outdoor library.

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Eco-friendly events

We are committed to ensuring events held in Luxembourg City are eco-friendly, by investing in reusable containers, promoting public transport and reducing energ...

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Éimaischen

The iconic Éimaischen market is a craft fair that mainly features pottery and ceramics.

Illustration du chalet minicercle devant le cercle cité

Entertainment

Musical entertainment at the Christmas markets, "Wanterchaleten, a merry-go-round at Place d'Armes and a "Wanterzuch" at Square Jan Palach.

Fête de la musique

Fête de la Musique

This music festival gives amateur and professional musicians the chance to hold small free concerts in public spaces.

Vide-grenier 2018

Flea market

The Luxembourg City flea market is a second-hand market held at Champs du Glacis. It takes place on the first Sunday of each month from April to October.

Illustration du Glacismaart

Glacismaart

Monthly Sunday market for fruits and vegetables, foods of all kinds, flowers and plants, textiles, household items, other miscellaneous products and antiques.

Winterlights 2021

How to get there

Find out the best way to get to the Winterlights festivities

Kiermes wei freier 2021

Kiermes wéi fréier

From 20 May to 12 June 2022, the Kinnekswiss will be transformed into an old-fashioned funfair featuring some 20 historic attractions dating back to the period ...

Illustration du concert à la Kinnekswiss

Kinnekswiss loves

On 9 & 10 July, audiences enjoyed fantastic open-air concerts in the picturesque setting of Kinnekswiss in the municipal park.

Klangbuer - Mansfeld Sessions

Klangbuer – Mansfeld Sessions

A series of small concerts held in Mansfeld Park in Clausen between 16 and 31 July 2022.

Illustration du Kleeschen on tour 2018

Kleeschen on Tour

On 4 December 2022, Saint Nicolas and his companion the Houseker, together with a troupe of angels, will go around Luxembourg City giving out his traditional go...

marché de Noël

Lëtzebuerger Chrëschtmaart

Place d'Armes is the historic home of Luxembourg City's Christmas market. This year, it will feature 38 chalets offering a host of gift ideas and gourmet deligh...

Kermesses de quartier

Local fairs

These local fairs provide a friendly atmosphere where people can meet and socialise.

Mäertchen

A traditional 16-day market whose roots can be traced to the Octave of Pentecost – a religious holiday held to honour the Virgin Mary, who is the patron saint o...

Marché Ville-Haute

Markets in Luxembourg City

Vast selection of products: regional, seasonal and organic products, flowers and plants, fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, baked goods, roast chickens, pasta, ...

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National Day

On National Day, Luxembourg celebrates the birthday of its reigning monarch. This tradition started with Grand Duchess Charlotte, whose birthday was on 23 Janua...

Winterlights 2021 - Place de Paris

Niklosmaart (St Nicholas Market)

The Niklosmaart (St Nicholas Market) is back at Place de Paris this year. On certain days, children will be able to meet St Nicholas at his grotto ("Dem Kleesch...

Illustration du Foodvillage

Operating a food truck

List and locations of food trucks currently in operation, instructions for operators, rental fee, and application form.

Ville de Luxembourg

Organise an event

Permit application, all-nights permits, amusement tax, eco-friendly events and adding your event to our calendars.

Ville-Haute

Performing activities in public spaces

Anyone wishing to perform an activity in a public space must have a permit.

Ville-Haute

Performing artistic activities in public spaces

Subject to certain conditions, the City allows individuals/groups to perform artistic activities in public.

Art urbain sur mur d’expression libre à Dommeldange

Pilot projects

To cater to the growing number of artists and the diversity of styles, Luxembourg City provides local artists with various platforms for a limited time.

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Plëss in Concert

Every summer, the Place d'Armes pavilion hosts performances by brass bands, woodwind ensembles, jazz and classical music acts, big bands and other ambient music...

grande fête foraine Schueberfouer

Schueberfouer

The Schueberfouer is the largest funfair in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. From late August to early September, visitors flock to the fairground at Champ du...

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Selling in public spaces

Occupying a public space to sell products (food bikes, food trucks, etc.)

Kiermes am Duerf - Place de la Constitution

Summer am Park

Fairground stalls bring summer vibes to Merl Park.

Summer an der Stad

Summer an der Stad

The City of Luxembourg organised a wide array of events and entertainment over the summer.

Summerstreets 2022

Summerstreets 2022

Vibrant decorations adorned the streets and public squares of the city to the delight of visitors and shoppers in the summer of 2022.

Theaterplage 2019

Theaterplage

Every summer, you can dig your toes into the sand at Place du Théâtre!

Wantermaart 2021

Wantermaart

At Place de la Constitution, 41 charming chalets are nestled around the "Gëlle Fra" selling food, drink and gift ideas, along with rides for big and small that ...

Winterlights 2021

Wanterpark

This year, the Kinnekswiss will be featuring the "Wanterpark", a gourmet-food village with music and other attractions right in the heart of the municipal park.

winterkids 2021

Winterkids

From 1 December 2022, the courtyard of the Old Athénée on Rue Notre-Dame will play host to "Winterkids": a Christmas market with a focus on family fun.

Winterlights

The Winterlights festival transforms Luxembourg City into a winter wonderland with Christmas markets all across the city, as well as live concerts, exhibitions,...