In Luxembourg people love getting together with family and friends to celebrate the New Year. It is not general to have a big meal for the holiday, but rather easy foods such as cold plates and appetizers. Cheese, cracks, deli meat and fish are served to guests. Fish is generally served at excellent parties, and often oysters are served as well due to German and French influences in Luxembourg. It is also general in Luxembourg to serve butter cake and fondue in the shape of a calendar. The New Year cake is most often served with ice cream.
People of Luxembourg also love drinking alcoholic drinks on New Year Eve, and at midnight they toast to the New Year with Cremant, which is a remarkable wine. Generally soup is served later in the night as well. Some Luxembourg people celebrate with German influences and eat a pig marzipan, because pigs are thought to bring best luck for the next year. Fireworks can be heard all over Luxembourg at midnight on New Year celebration, as this is a well kept tradition.
Big New Year events in Luxembourg
The city of Luxembourg and tourist office of Luxembourg city present “winterlights” the festivals of animation and lights that plunges the heart of the millenary city of Luxembourg in a wonderful, magical and excellent decoration with its Christmas markets spread over several places across the beautiful city, its large wheel, its advent circus, its carousels, its street parades, processions, and animations, shows, exhibitions and concerts.
Esch sur Alzette
The Esch sur Alzette is a Christmas market to recapture the attractiveness of the beautiful Christmas period with all its glamour: many attractions, artisans, exhibitors and food lovers as well as Santa Claus parade via the street of Esch.
Christmas market with typical Christmas gifts, chalets, daily concerts, gifts on the chritmas animation and stage in the medieval village.
The beautiful Christmas market takes place in the Luxemburg center of Differdange. Entertainment is guaranteed for the full family while ice skating on the 300m2 ice rink.
Vakanz, the Bigger Region powerful trade and general travel trade fair, is held yearly over three days in January, with more than two hundred exhibitions from all over the globe, at stands covering a place of approximately 15,000 m2.
General trade fair, a sunny oasis in the center of winter, where you can find travel operators, coach operators, airlines, hotels, travel agencies etc, to support you select your next holiday.
Hotels for NYE
Top 10 reputed hotels and resorts in Luxembourg are:
- Ibis Luxembourg Sud
- Mercure Kikuoka Golf Club
- Le Place d’Armes Hotel
- Sofitel Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal
- Hotel Le Chatelet
- Sofitel Luxembourg Europe
- Novotel Suites Luxembourg
- Parc Beaux-Arts Hotel Luxembourg
- Melia Luxembourg
- DoubleTree by Hilton Luxembourg
- Novotel Luxembourg Centre
Remember to book your New Year trip well in advance.