Arlon is a city deeply rooted in history and carries about 2000 years worth of it. It is the smallest provincial capital in Belgium with a population of just over 28,000 people. Spending New Year’s Eve here opens up a world filled with a wide array of historical, religious and archaeological heritage. Although small, you will be captivated by all that this city offers.
You may choose to spend your New Years Eve at the hotel restaurant in Arlon for a chance to be wined and dined as you usher in the new year. On the other hand, if you have something else in mind, the hotel by Arlon puts you in the centre of it all due to its location.
Pay a visit to the Arlon Christmas market if it is still in town. Some editions run all the way to January with some ending in December. The Arlon Christmas Market takes your taste buds on a trip and is a great spot to sample some of the delicious Belgian food and beers. You can also find different artisan and Belgian products like hand-made jewelry among others.
If you are looking for a party to dance the night away, you can check out the many bars and private clubs that usually host private New Year’s Eve celebrations at a cost. You can find gala celebrations and masquerade balls as well that take a unique approach to welcome the new year.
For a totally different approach, you can choose to go camping. The valleys and forests in Arlon stretch as far as the eye can see. Explore the heart of the Attert valley nature park and give in to the beautiful landscape that surrounds you. This nature park is home to the famous cuestas( a ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a steep slope on the other) of Lorraine as well as one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia, Nobressart.
For those who have a feeling for history and culture, you should head to the Archaeological Museum of Arlon that takes you back in time. The Villa Gallo Roman de Mageroy is also another exciting museum that you should visit as well as the Gasper Museum.
Historical buildings that are a must-see are Saint Donatus Church that is situated on a hill called La Knippchen, the highest point in Arlon. Climbing the 134 steps to the tower gives you an amazing view of the border crossing of three countries, Belgium, Luxembourg and France. There is also the Saint Martin Church which is the main church in Arlon.
Since Arlon is small, accommodation is hard to find close to all the main attractions. However, our 4* hotel restaurant in Arlon is always open and ready to welcome you. Our hotel in Arlon is a great choice to spend the time and enjoy all of Arlon at NYE.