No Christmas market in Liège but…

The end of the year holidays are fast approaching and, the least we can write, is that the atmosphere is not at the party … nowhere in the country, Covid-19 restrictions oblige. As some know, if deconfinement is still being considered at the end of 2020, the Christmas festivities will not have the same flavor … probably including in homes.

In large cities as in small ones, Christmas markets are already banned. For Liège, which attracts several million visitors each year thanks to its Christmas village, this is a big blow …

For all these reasons but also because it is a tradition, the municipal authorities confirmed this week: “The City of Liège will be illuminated from November 27 until Sunday January 10 inclusive… from 7 am to 9 am and from 3 pm to midnight”. A little light to rekindle the flame of the most gloomy one should understand.

“The City of Liège wishes more than ever in this health crisis, to help preserve the magic of Christmas. From Friday November 27, the city will shine with 1000 fires with 42 illuminated streets, 102 trees, 6 places, not to mention the Town Hall and the Tourist Office The “Binamé” bear will return to its traditional place at the roundabout above the Place Saint-Lambert, the decoration of the Principality’s footbridge will remind you that Liège is the “Capital European Christmas “, even if this concept is somewhat muted this year without the presence of the Christmas Village chalets and the ice rink”.

A novelty is also announced for this year: a 15-meter luminous Christmas tree will majestically enthroned on the Place du Marché …

And to specify to the City of Liège that the event is also intended to be “eco-responsible”. “The illuminations are all equipped with LEDs, low in consumption and the structures are biodegradable or recyclable. It is the Liège company Blachère Illuminations Belgium located in Herstal which is responsible for these installations. The City of Liège hopes by maintaining the spirit of the end-of-year celebrations bring joy to the hearts of its fellow citizens in this special year “.

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