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What to do on Christmas Eve?

What to do on Christmas Eve?

Finally the time has come… Christmas Eve! We have been looking forward to Christmas for weeks, the Christmas tree is up, the streets in the city are full of atmospheric lights and Mariah Carey's Christmas songs are on repeat. But what should you actually do on Christmas Eve? In this blog we give you a lot of inspiration and tips that will help you make Christmas Eve a magical evening.


When is it Christmas Eve?

This is a frequently asked question that many people sometimes forget. Christmas Eve is on December 24 every year, the night before Christmas and in 2021 Christmas Eve falls on a Friday!


Family time

There is nothing better than being home with your family on Christmas Eve! Light the fireplace, let the SkyRadio Christmas Station play in the background, grab the old photo albums and reminisce about the past. Of course you can also watch a Christmas movie together on the couch or play active games such as the board game monopoly and the loser has to wash the dishes ;).


Dining with friends

Often dinners are planned with the (in-law) family on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and there is little time left to celebrate Christmas with your friends. Therefore, see Christmas Eve as the ideal solution to be together with your friends! Invite them and organize a dinner at someone's home or enjoy a delicious meal together at your favorite restaurant in town.

Dinner tip: are you organizing a dinner at someone's home? Divide the starters, main courses and desserts among your friends, so everyone helps to prepare a fantastic dinner and you can enjoy yourself in the kitchen.



After Christmas dinner, it's time for dessert! You can quickly give the dessert something festive by using, for example, red berries, cranberry or stewed pears. Or go for decoration such as silver balls, powdered sugar or Christmas twigs. Are you uninspired and don't know what you want to bake? Then take a look at the world of Rutger bakes, because Rutger has now written five baking books in which he shares the tastiest recipes. The Baking Bible is also an ideal Christmas gift to give away and of course very handy to use yourself while preparing your dessert on Christmas Eve!




Love is in the air

Well, thanks to all those gooey Christmas movies, Christmas Eve has acquired a pretty romantic image. If you're single, this won't help you much, but if you have a partner, all the more.

Enjoy Christmas Eve together and get your favorite snacks at home, take a bath together, give your partner a massage and make it a romantic evening together on the couch. Would you rather do something active and get out of the house? Take a walk with your friend through the pleasantly lit city and afterwards drink a beer or a glass of wine in a restaurant with tasty snacks.


Visit a Christmas market

Hot chocolate, crackling fires, beautiful Christmas trees and lots of stalls. Of course we are talking about the Christmas market! Nothing nicer than that. Do you already know which Christmas market you will visit this year? Because in the Netherlands too, the cities are decorated with beautiful Christmas lights, cozy Christmas stalls and ice skating rinks. It would undoubtedly be very busy, but if you don't mind that, then it is of course wonderful to stroll around there on Christmas Eve.


Top 10 Christmas markets in the Netherlands

1. Christmas market in Maastricht
2. Christmas market in Valkenburg
3. Christmas market in Haarlem
4. Royal Christmas fair in The Hague
5. Christmas market in Amsterdam
6. Christmas market in Arnhem
7. Christmas market in Utrecht
8. Christmas market in Groningen
9. Winter fair in Gouda
10. Dickens Festijn in Deventer


We hope that after reading our blog you have gained enough inspiration about how to spend the best Christmas Eve!




Happy Holidays,

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