Where do you get in a Christmas mood better than in Haarlem? In the historic city center you are guaranteed the most pleasant and atmospheric hours in the many shops, restaurants, cafes and coffee bars throughout the month.
The cozy December feeling already starts on November 17 when the people from Haarlem welcome the Saint to the Spaarne. During the weekend of 7 and 8 December you will visit the best and coziest Christmas market in the Netherlands. Feel free to spend the night in one of the trendy hotels. The Haarlem Christmas market is one of the largest in the Benelux, so an excellent destination for a weekend away.
The entire month of December, Haarlem is in Christmas spirit and the best city center for all your Christmas shopping. But you can also get into the mood for Christmas in a sporty way! On Friday December 13 you can participate or watch the Santa Run. Hundreds of Santa Claus running through the city, you don't want to miss that!
Traditionally, on December 24, you will find Christmas hymns at various locations in the city, heart-warming events for young and old.