Gouda bij Kaarslicht

THIS YEAR NO REGULAR GOUDA BY CANDLELIGHT due to COVID-19

Programme Gouda by Candlelight 2020

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

- Friday 11 December 7 to 8 pm the Christmas movie 'We carry the light'

this movie shows the essence of 65 year Gouda by Candlelight, with our child mayor Ruben Mourik in a starring role - Click here to watch the sneak preview. The movie will be broadcasted this evening and also be available through live streams on the websites and youtube channels of TV West and Gouwestad TV. Of course the link will also be made available her. More information in the local newsaper Goudse Post this week (In Dutch)

- 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, will be 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 will not be able together physically on the original date of the event. But at your own discretion you may visit the town centre and admire the tree, from 10 December 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, either publicly accessible or visible from outside. The exhibition will be opened the 12th of December and 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 invite 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.

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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