Event Details

Monday December 9, 2019 from 11:30 AM to Wednesday December 18, 2019 8:00 PM
TU/e Community

Thé place to meet for ice skating, drinks and winter snacks

From Monday 9 till Wednesday 18 December,  TU/e and VITAM are organizing the next edition of the TU/e Christmas Market. The Christmas Market is thé place to meet your colleagues and fellow students for ice skating, drinks and winter snacks.

The Christmas market is opened daily from lunch (11:30h) till at  least 19:00h. This year newly added: a TU/e Christmas Gift Shop!

The TU/e Christmas Market has:

  • An ice-rink for ice-skating
  • A stage with performances from our own musicians and Christmas choir
  • Various stands for activities from our TU/e Community
  • Do-it-yourself music corner with piano, sleighbells and Christmas Sheet Music
  • 'Heal the world' Christmas Escape Room Skillslab & Career Academy
  • Food trucks, including winter food, hot chocolate and gluhwein
  • Heated winter café for your own receptions and dinners
  • Newly added: the TU/e Gift Shop for the best Christmas gifts and TU/e products!

Day to day program

Every day, the Christmas market has nice activities and great music. All activities have all one thing in common:  they're made by our TU/e Community, for the TU/e Community.

The TU/e Christmas Market has live concerts every evening from about five 'o-clock. Expect performances by Bigband Studentproof & Jazzal Jazz Combo, concerts by ESMG Quadrivium, a Christmas Blow-you-away evening with the Aeris Brass Band and an international music night. During the lunch there will be Christmas songs by ESMG Quadrivium, plus an option to make your own music at the "Play-me-I'm-yours" piano.

Of course we have great activities. On the ice, we do organize curling tournaments and we offer ice skating for free! Other activities include a hard-to-win escape room, card-making, fit-breaks, lectures, language café's, ...

Besides that, anyone is welcome to organize events on stage, in the Gluhwein Stand, the Ice Rink or the Activity Stand. Do you want to organize something at our Christmas Market? Please contact Erik de Jong for the possibilities!

Interactive ice rink

Together with the TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI), the TU/e Christmas Market will develop the first interactive ice-ring! The light installation in MetaForum will be used to follow ice-skaters with colored light and to show curling results live on screen. To try this yourself, we have arranged over 200 skates, to make sure everyone can have a try...
The TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) was established in 2010 to investigate novel intelligent lighting solutions that will become within our reach by the large-scale introduction of LED technology, with a special emphasis on how these new solutions might affect people. We do this in collaboration with departments of the TU/e and partners in the public and private sectors. The lighting research performed at ILI is producing unique know-how and a technological head start for the participating parties, the Brainport Region, and as part of Europe.

Christmas dinner or reception with your colleagues?

Are you planning a Christmas dinner or reception with your colleagues? Why not do it at the TU/e Christmas market!

VITAM offers several options to host your own event at the TU/e Christmas Market. In our heated 'winter-café', next to our ice-ring and stage with live music from our community, we offer 3 course dinners for only 17,50 euro per person. We even have a 10% early bird discount for groups ordering before the 1st October. Maybe this is something for your department, for your group or your institute?

Find all information about the Christmas Market below, including dining options, activities and other possibilities.

For exact arrangements, including longer opening hours and reservations, you can contact Vitam directly. Do you have more specific ideas or wishes? Please contact Erik de Jong.