You never have to get bored in Groningen. There is a lot to do in the city and province. That's why we will make an overview every month to show you which things you really need to visit.
Happietaria | Henri Dunantlaan 2 | till December 19th
Happietaria is a pop-up restaurant for charity. It is fully run by volunteers, who are often students. The proceeds go to the "Inspired Individuals" project. This project supports socials entrepreneurs who fight against human trafficking.
Wrapping house | Zwanestraat 35 | from December 3rd
Groningen is the place to buy fun, unique and surprising gifts for your family and friends. This year you can go to the wrapping house in the Zwanestraat with the gifts you bought in the city center of Groningen and get them festively wrapped for free.
Exhibition ‘The Great Escape’ | galerie with tsjalling | till January 4th 2020
This is a group exhibition. Gallery 'with tsjalling' has invited seven artists who either have a unique view on landscape or who create pieces with a scenic feel.
Groninger Winterfestijn | Grote Markt | till January 5th 2020
Get that ultimate winter feeling at the Grote Markt: put on skates, go the the ice-rink and treat yourself to a hot cocoa or some gluhwein. There are also many activities at the ice-rink during the month.
Science dinner: what you think you see | Grand Theatre | December 10th
Enjoy a dinner and conversation with scientists and students during Science Dinner. The menu does not only offer surprising tastes, but also thought-provoking ideas on the subject: What you think you see.
Grode Grunneger dictee | Dorpshuis Ten Boer | December 11th
Test your knowledge of the Groningen language during the Grode Grunneger Spelling Test. This year the theme is 'Meziek' (music). In the break there will be a historical review of Groningen music. And there will of course be a great price for the winner.
Baxbier pubquiz | Baxbier | December 12th
The Baxbier pubquiz is a monthly pubquiz organised by the Quizbroers. The perfect occasion to not only test your knowledge together with your friends, but to also enjoy some great beer.
Dik Doun in the Tunnel | Paterswoldseweg | December 13th
Hallo tunnel! Goodbye construction site! On December 13th at 15:00 the new railway tunnel at the Paterswoldseweg will be opened. With this tunnel crossing the Paterswoldseweg will be easier, quicker and safer. The opening will be celebrated with local food, live-music, theater and games for the children.
Dickens in Daam | Appingedam | December 20th and 21st
The Dickens family always pays a visit to the historical center of Appingedam around christmas. Theater in the streets, in traditional clothing, depicting the old days and the seasonal festivities in the city of Appingedam.
Light and dark | Openluchtmuseum Hoogeland | December 21st
When the night falls, the site of the Openluchtmuseum het Hoogeland turns into a magical spectacle. In this cosy ambiance, matching the festive season, visitors can enjoy some lovely christmas music. There are performances from Sonus Vita and the Kwintet van Hijck.
3FM Party | Ossenmarkt | December 24th
In the week preceding christmas (18-24 December) three teams with 3FM radio-dj's walk through the Netherlands from Goes to Groningen, while making live radio 24/7. Together with the rest of the Netherlands they raise money to protect people from human trafficking. The route ends in Groningen at the Ossenmarkt and that of course needs to be celebrated with a party. One with a great line-up: Snelle, Merol, Naaz and Blanks!
Local marketVerhildersum | Verhildersum | December 21st
Every third Saturday of the month there is a local market at Verhildersum. Around twenty merchants present their products that are of great quality and very unique. From farmers' cheese to smoked mackerel, from fresh bread to pure chocolate.
My first festival | Spot/Oosterpoort | December 27th
My first festival is the music festival for children. Children rule at this place. The whole building is transformed into a playground where rap, pop, classical music, brass funk and children's songs echo from every corner. And you don't just have to listen, you can make your own music too.
Roald Dahl | Forum Groningen | December 28th till 30th
Attention children! Come to the Forum Groningen and celebrate four days of Roald Dahl magic. With many movies, a fantasy-lab, great to-do stuff and much more. Are you ready to join?