Happy holidays to all our expatsHaarlem readers, December has finally arrived! Sinterklaas kicked off the festivities but that is only the beginning! This month promises a variety of festive events from the much anticipated Christmas Markets to the Santa Run Haarlem where over 2,000 participants will don their finest festive clobber in aid of charity. We also present our Haarlem Xmas Comedy & Drinks on Saturday 14th. We hope the following events will gently ease you and yours into the season of goodwill. 🎅🎄
Saturday, December 7th to Sunday, December 8th: Haarlem Christmas Markets
The center of Haarlem will be transformed into a large Christmas market on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December. A ribbon of hundreds of stalls winds its way through the city center.
Saturday, December 7th to Sunday, December 8th: Street of Emma
The Schagchelstraat goes back in time to a Christmas party in the 19th century. This is, among others, the period of the regency of Queen Emma, the mother of Queen Wilhelmina.
When wandering the streets of Haarlem you will be transported to the late 1800’s early 1900’s, think Dickens, chimney sweeps, laundresses and exquisitely dressed aristocracy.
Friday, December 13th: SantaRun Haarlem 2019
December 13, 2019, marks the sixth edition of SantaRun Haarlem. This fun run is certainly one of the most beautiful winter activities in Haarlem and attracts more than 2,000 participants. This year all ages can register!
Saturday, December 14th from 20:00: Haarlem Xmas Comedy & Drinks
With a great international line up, in a trendy and cozy Vooges Centraal with excellent drinks and snacks, and next to (almost in) Haarlem Central Station. No reason not to come along and miss it! Online tickets with discount (€ 10 p.p. instead of € 15 p.p. at the door).
Wednesday, December 18th from 19:30 to 21:30: Dutch Language Café
Come and practice speaking Dutch in a relaxed environment, enjoy a drink and make friends!
Location: Hello I’m local
Daily from Friday, December 20th to Sunday, January 5th: Christmas Circus Haarlem
Christmas Circus Haarlem this Christmas presents the program “INTO THE FUTURE” with artists from home and abroad
Tuesday, December 24th: Kerstsamenzang Grote markt
Join the festivities and Christmas singing at the annual Kerstsamenzang on the Grote Markt.
Keep an eye on our events guide as more fun festive events may be added!