Gouda bij Kaarslicht


Programme Gouda by Candlelight 2020

Gouda by Candlelight is different compared to the earlier 64 editions, due to the covid-19 pandemic. But, there is an alternative programma which may be found below:

- Watch the movie 'We carry the light'

The movie may be watched 

               With English subtitles: Gouda by Candlelight 2020

               In Dutch without subtitles at our Gouda bij Kaarslicht YoutubeChannel and at TV West.

The movie shows the essence of 65 year Gouda by Candlelight, with our child mayor Ruben Mourik in a starring role  together with mayor of Gouda, Pieter Verhoeve and Kari-Anne Sand, the mayor of Kongsberg.

Click here to watch the trailer

- The big Christmas tree on the Market square in front of the old town hall

The Christmas tree, a gift from our twin town Kongsberg, is standing proudly in front of the old town hall on the Market square during the Christmas period, as always. However due to governmental measures and travel restrictions related to covid-19, we were not able to come together on the original date of the event. But at your own discretion you may visit the town centre and admire the tree until approx. the 6th of January.

Stick to the covid-19 restrictions and instructions with respect to routes, transport and travel and keep the 1.5 meter distance to other people when admiring the tree. The shops and streets in Gouda centre will be in Christmas spirits, the lights will be on in the streets and of course they will be offering lots of beautiful presents to surprise your dear ones.

- Exhibition 65 years Candlelight in the historic centre of Gouda

In Gouda's town centre an exhibition showing highlights from our 65 year old tradition will be shown in nine locations (route), either publicly accessible or visible from outside. The mayor opened the exhibition on 12 December and it will  remain available up to the first week of January. So you will have the opportunity to visit the town and exhibition during these weeks. Remember: stay safe, follow the covid measures.

- Gouda by Candlelight Youtubekanaal

In regular years many artists perform during this Christmas event. This year we have invited them to upload a Christmas video to a special 'Gouda by Candlelight' channel on Youtube. Our advise is to check it on a regular basis, because the number of video's will be growing every day up to Christmas.

Gouda bij Kaarslicht 2020 - YouTube compilation Gouwestad TV

When you are living in Gouda, let's bring our town in Christmas spirits and put lights in our windows, let's transform our pictoresque town into a beautiful Christmas town, worth-it to visit during the Christmas period. Also very important: buy local, order meals from our local businesses. Let's support our local shops and restaurants so we make sure that we still have a lively city after this pandemic.

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