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Rêves d'Hiver

Rêves d'Hiver

From 12 to 31 December, “Winter Dreams” will get people and genres mixing, making for a friendly and magical Christmas and New Year period. The programme is a heady, colourful, sequined, all-singing, all-dancing and local dialect-speaking one. It is even a little crazy, but ‘tis the season to be crazy! Several high points are on the schedule. In Grand-Place, from 12 December, a circus big top will, every day, host wonderful shows designed by artists from Tournai – Bazar et Truc, Okidok, Danses et Cie, Le Conservatoire, Les Filles Celles Picardes, Le Cabaret Patoisant, Mômes Circus, Fanfare Toi-Même, La Cie du Tarmac, Truc et Compagnie, Le Centre de la Marionnette, and many more besides! From 19 December, it is from this very big top that light will be projected, creating a winter wonderland which will illuminate the City of the Five Bell Towers. Each evening, from 19 to 30 December, at 6 pm and then every 45 minutes, an amazing sound and light show will take place in Grand-Place, creating a great party atmosphere! Several Christmas Markets will be held in the Halle aux Draps (from 12 to 14/12 – an event organised by the Tournai traders association; and then from 18 to 24/12, “La Halle de Noël”). Moments when the grown-ups can savour a nice little friendly glass of mulled wine while the wee ones are off seeing Father Christmas, who will parade around the town centre several times! Not forgetting our traditional Christmas concerts, which will also light up Grand-Place: the Red Army Choir (the Alexandrov Ensemble); a great Viennese concert; and “La Maîtrise et le Choeur d’Enfants de la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tournai” (choir school and children’s choir). A big fireworks show at midnight on 31 December will bring these Xmas/New Year festivities to a close! The full programme:

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7500 Tournai
Lat : 50.5995Lng : 3.37436
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