There is magic in December in Maastricht during the festival Magical Maastricht. The city is beautifully lit and the Vrijthof has been transformed into a beautiful Christmas scene with skating rink, Christmas market and visits from Santa. Moreover, there are many delicious christmas chalets with treats and snacks.
From Jewellery to scarves, from clothes to an authentic “poffertjes” chalet – you will find it at the Christmas market at the Vrijthof. Whether it’s a visit to Santa’s grotto, skating on the ice rink, shopping for charming goodies, or having a tasty bite to eat, there’s plenty to do for everyone. The Ice skating rink (no less than 900 square meters) is open daily from 10:00 to 23:00 hours. Cultural and creative activities will take place in the The Spiegeltent marquee “Le Bon Vivant”
Covered in thousands of romantic lights, the 45-metre Ferris wheel is a beacon in the skyline of Maastricht and offers a romantic ride with some unbeatable views. It’s sure to be a magical experience!
Santa will be arriving in Maastricht on 7 December and making himself at home in his grotto on Vrijthof square. Come and see how Santa and his elves live, work, and sleep, and take your ultimate Christmas-card photo.
Follow the light route in Maastricht and enjoy the chandeliers at Square 1992 Market, and special light path through the St. Servaas Bridge. You do not need route – follow the romantic and atmospheric lights and be amazed.
All information about Magical Maastricht – opening hours en entry tickets can be found on the website of the Maastricht Tourist board.