Welcome to your weekly summary of What’s On in The Hague!
Below you’ll find this weekend’s highlights (and a few other festive suggestions) and plenty of ways to entertain yourself over the coming weekend. There’s a list of upcoming items, ongoing exhibitions, sports events, socials and much more! All events take place in The Hague and surrounding areas, you can click the events or links for more information.
Remember to check with each event organiser for ticket prices, entry requirements or last minute changes (just in case). Have a great weekend!
Festive Boat Trips with Ooievaart (19-21 December)
In the week before Christmas, you can enjoy the only real winter evening Christmas trips through the canals of The Hague. After the reception under the Christmas tree, in the attractively decorated canal house, with chocolate milk and mulled wine, the boat leaves for a unique Christmas trip on the winter evenings. On the open boat you make a short trip with winter stories, beautiful poems and nice anecdotes. These are enchanting moments on the canals, experience them in the best way!
The English Theatre: A Christmas Carol (21-23 December)
Dickens’ most loved seasonal story, told and performed by Ashley Ramsden and the Plum Pudding Singers. Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Christmas Carol” (1843), is the famous redemption tale of the wicked Ebenezer Scrooge. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by spirits, including his former business partner Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come.
Christmas Circus The Hague (22 December – 6 January)
The Christmas Circus is back during the winter break at The Hague’s Malieveld, bringing a highly entertaining collection of dazzling acts by performers from all over the world.
Winter Fireworks at Scheveningen (23 December)
Every Sunday in December, winter fireworks shows take place on the beach at Scheveningen at the Amrâth Kurhaus at 6pm. Stichting Internationaal Vuurwerkfestival Scheveningen presents the annual festival in cooperation with Xena Vuurwerk. The small-scale event with an intimate feel is freely accessible to everyone. The fireworks take place subject to weather conditions.
Fancy something else?
- The Nutcracker @ Ominversum (20 December)
- XXL-Mas 2018 with ACKU and The Hague University of Applied Sciences (20 December)
- Festive Day Camps by Zein International Childcare (21 December)
- Sue Art: A Colourful Life Exhibition (22 December)
- Alice in Winterwonderland @ Zuiderstrandtheater (25-28 December)
Ongoing events around the city:
- Royal Christmas Fair The Hague (14-26 December)
- TINK Amazing Shop Windows The Hague (7-25 December)
- Praising Geometrical Abstraction by Gregory Dubus (until 28 December)
- Ai Weiwei: Relating to Refugees (until 31 December)
- Ijsvrij Park Festival (30 November – 6 January)
- Dutch Masters from British Country Houses (until 6 January)
- Cool Event Scheveningen (until 20 January)
- Burns Night with St Andrew’s Society (25 January)
- Meet and Greet Influencers at COMM (until 26 January)
- STORM at Panorama Mesdag (until 3 March)
- Willem van oranje Exhibition @ Delft (until 3 March)
- Armando: A Retrospective Exhibition (until 10 March)
- Theosophy Talks 2018-2019 (weekly until 12 May)
Upcoming dates for your diary!
- Carnivale The Hague (27-30 December)
- NYE Viva Las Vegas @ Paard (31 December)
- National Fireworks in Rotterdam (31 December)
- Champagne Sky Ball (31 December)
- New Year’s Dive @ Scheveningen (1 January)
- Circus of Horrors @ Malieveld (4 January)
- City Ball Delft – Jubilee Edition (5 January)
- This is Jackson’s Thriller (11 January)
- 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 (23 January – 3 February)
- The John Adams Institute presents: Christiane Amanpour (25 January – date changed)
- North Sea Jazz 2019 (12 July)
- P!nk Comes to The Hague (11 August)