The traditional torchlight parade through Eindhoven’s inner city drew thousands of people.
Sunday evening’s good weather meant more people than usual joined in this year. The torches were handed out from 18:00 on Wilhelminaplein and the parade began at 19:00. It wound its way through Kleine Berg, Mauritsstraat and Willemstraat before ending at Wilhelminaplein again.
Participants were welcomed by an Eindhoven City Councillor, a Scouts delegation and the ZCity Poet. After the parade, there was a special musical programme performed by the Eindhoven Mixed Male Choir.
The first of these torchlight parades was held in 1992. It symbolises a tolerant and respectful society. On average, about 5 000 people join this special Christmas Eve parade.