Christmas Market in Soignies
Like every year, the town spends the weekend celebrating Christmas. In Soignies, from 19 to 21/12/14.
On the schedule this year:
Friday 19 December: Inauguration of Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas' house with a stilt-walking juggler, multiculoured lights and entertainment from "Mambo Sapin".
Saturday 20 December: Christmas story reading, make up from Mrs Christmas, Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas welcome you to the Victor Jara Cultural Centre, followed by the projection of "La Reine des Neiges".
Musical entertainment is provided by "The Dickensons for Christmas", a wandering group of Christmas carol singers and there is also a Corrida and a photograph session with Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas.
The highlight of the show is undoubtedly the concert by Nouvel An à Vienne, the most popular and eagerly anticipated event in the world as every year it is watched by over a billion tv viewers.
For 20 years, the Euro Symphonic Orchestra pays homage to Johann Strauss on a big annual tour of the prettiest venues in Belgium. The show includes all of the "King of the Waltz's" most beautiful pieces.
Sunday 21 December: Visual and music walks through the imaginary world of books, followed by a performance by the Peuple des Neiges, followed by a slay ride with Father Christmas.
Not forgetting the traditional Christmas parade which sets off from rue PJ Wincqz and includes the Peuple des Neiges and the illuminated white stilt walkers.
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