Kids: ’Tis the season for splashing out, so why not treat the family to a big extravaganza they’ll never forget?
We’re more spoiled for sensational shows this winter than a kid who is getting both the electric skateboard and the 3D printer off his or her wish list. Heard about those Lords a Leaping? There will be more than 10 of them: there’s a whole troupe performing “Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games” at the Rockhal in Esch-Belval on 13 December.
Next up is the Holiday on Ice show “Believe” on 15 and 16 December in Saarbrücken, but it will also be in Trier in February, if that’s easier for you (www.ticketonline.de for both venues). It’s a modern day twist (literally here) on “Romeo and Juliet”, with music, dance, great sets and costumes and gorgeously fit skaters who fly around the rink with such ease you forget they’re balancing on blades.
Bah, humbug! Catch a “reading filled with acoustic delights” of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”, in English, at the Théâtre des Capucins on 27 December at 3 p.m.
Head to Saarbrücken a couple weeks later if you want to experience the magic and mystery of “Mother Africa” on 8 January at the Circusder Sinne’s performance in the Saarlandhalle.
“The Nutcracker” is closer to home, performed on 31 January at the Rockhal--it’s become nearly as essential a part of the season as sugar cookies and plum pudding.
And one more plum choice, on from 10 to 14 February near Brussels, but get tickets now. It’s Disney on Ice’s “Worlds of Fantasy”, and yes, Ariel will be there--along with Buzz and Woody from “Toy Story” and Flash McQueen from “Cars”. We’re not quite sure how mermaids manage on skates, but you’ll see!