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"Winterkids"

New this year: the courtyard of the Old Athénée on Rue Notre-Dame will host "Winterkids" – a Christmas market with a focus on family fun. The programme will include workshops, book readings and puppet shows for kids throughout December.

Dates, times and location

Dates

1 to 23 December 2021

Times

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 16:00–19:00
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: 14:00–19:00
  • Saturdays: 14:00–20:00

Special opening times on 6 December 2021: 14:00–19:00

Location

Courtyard of the Old Athénée on Rue Notre-Dame

From 1 December 2021, we will be posting photos of the shows and activities here.

Entertainment and concerts

  • Workshops for children.
  • Puppet shows for children with covered seating.
    • Sundays to Fridays: 16:30 and 18:30
    • Saturdays: 17:00 and 19:00
  • Book readings for children aged 4–8 organised by the City Library (max. 20 children per session)
    • 4, 11 and 18 December 2021, 11:00–11:30
    • Please book your places in advance by sending an email to the Cité Bibliothèque (tuffi@vdl.lu).

Programme

Ongoing activities

December 2021
1 to 23 December "Weltenschauckel" (Play & Fun Team)
1 to 23 December Campfire corner; sculpture and cooking workshops (Foyers scolaires)
1 to 23 December Game ideas (CAPEL Luxembourg)

Workshops for children

December 2021
1 to 7 December Games with upcycled items from Barcelona (Katakrak, “Enginys Eko Poetiks”)
2 December Candlemaking workshop (Department for Nature Activities & Kreativ Atelier Jennifer Schneider)
2 to 5 December Musical instrument creation and improvisation workshop, with Michael Bradke
2 to 5 December Wooden silhouettes and shadow puppetry, with Luc Reisdorf
4 to 10 December "Sternsandatelier", with Heike Löwentraut
8 to 12 December "Sternspiel", CAPEL Luxembourg
8 to 12 December Games with upcycled items from Barcelona (Katakrak, "Andromina")
11 to 17 December Woodturning (Wippdrechseln), with Michael Heuberger
14 December Candlemaking workshop (Department for Nature Activities & Kreativ Atelier Jennifer Schneider)
16 December Candlemaking workshop (Department for Nature Activities & Kreativ Atelier Jennifer Schneider)
17 to 19 December "Boîte à clous" workshop
18 to 23 December "Zauberschmiede" magic forge, with master smith Joachim Harbut
18 to 23 December Elves' workshop ("Festijeux")

(coordinated by Capel)

The workshops are closed during theatre shows.

Theatre shows

December 2021
2 to 5 December

Sound and light show, with Michael Bradke (only sound)

4 to 5 December

Shadow puppet show: "Le Cirque est arrivé" (The Circus has Come to Town) by Clair de Lune (no speaking)

6 and 7 December

Puppet show: "Spectacle poésie feu et de la terre" (Poetry of Fire and Earth) by Buguel Noz Marionnette)

11 December

Projection show: "Peter und der Wolf" (Peter And The Wolf) by Fithe Theater

  • 17:00 in French
  • 19:00 in German
12 December

Projection show: "Peter und der Wolf" (Peter And The Wolf) by Fithe Theater

  • 16:30 in German
  • 18:30 in French
17 to 19 December Projection show by Boîte à clous

(coordinated by Capel)

The "Fithe Theater" event is being organised with the support of:

Book readings

December 2021
4 December at 11:00 (duration: 35 minutes) In French Book reading for children with Marie-Isabelle Callier ("Wichapi" & "Une petite catastrophe")
11 December at 11:00 (duration: 40 minutes) In Luxembourgish Book reading for children: Potty Lotty Storytime
18 December at 11:00 (duration: 1 hour) In French Book reading for children with Sandra Amah ("Les aventures de Bubu")

Book readings for children aged 4–8 organised by the Cité Bibliothèque (max. 20 children per session; bookings:tuffi@vdl.lu)

(organised by the the Cité Bibliothèque)

Other activities

December 2021
6 December 15:00 Story reading (Department for Nature Activities) [in German]
7 December 15:00 Story reading (Department for Nature Activities) [in French]
9 December 16:00 Story reading (Department for Nature Activities) [in German]
12 December 12:00 to 13:45 Children's Choir of the International School of Luxembourg
14 December 16:00 Story reading (Department for Nature Activities) [in French]
16 December 16:00 Story reading (Department for Nature Activities) [in German]

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Contact details

Petit Passage

9, rue Chimay
L-2090 Luxembourg

Opening hours

Monday–Friday

8:00–12:00 and 13:30–17:00