Gouda is lighted enchantingly by thousands of candles!

COVID-19 update: The 65th edition of Gouda by Candlelight 11 December 2020 cannot be celebrated together on the Markt, but at home with a candle in front of the window. Keep an eye on Goudabijkaarslicht.com for the most up-to-date information.

This unique event is a household word in Gouda and beyond. For more than 60 years, from its sister town, Kongsberg in Norway, Gouda has received a giant Christmas tree as a gift, which is lighted in the evening. Thousands of visitors come along between 12.00 and 23.00 hours to have a look at the numerous wonderful activities in the city centre. And as of 19.00 hours there is the highlight of the day. All visitors gather at the Gouda Markt where the tree, the town hall and the other monumental buildings around the square are lighted enchantingly by thousands of candles. Visit Gouda by Candlelight on Friday 11 December 2020.

More information: Goudabijkaarslicht.com

Future dates: 
2020  11 december
2021 10 december
2022 16 december
2023 15 december