Credit: Dorte Storup

On Sunday 3 December, the Luxembourg District Guides held their annual Christmas Fair at the Celtic Hut in Neihaischen, located in the forests between Findel and Munsbach.

Officially the Centre de Formation et d‘Animation (Chalet Nicolas Rollinger), the Celtic Hut is a traditional venue for scouts and guides activities. The Celtic Hut is a unique venue - an original Roundhouse built on the traditional design. The Luxembourg Scout Team works very hard to keep and preserve the hut, and without their continued support, this event would not be possible year after year.

In addition to rangers, guides, brownies and rainbows, plus their leaders, the event was open to families and some guests, including the British Ambassador to Luxembourg, John Marshall.

The weather was very apt for the occasion, with snow showers throughout the afternoon; the event enjoyed a good turnout, with people turning up to socialise, enjoy the barbecue and the traditional spiced drinks, and warm up around the nice, cosy campfire in the middle of the hut, in a friendly ambience. Besides the food and drinks stalls for the visitors, there was also musical entertainment as the Girl Guides gathered around the bonfire to sing some all-time favourite Christmas songs.

As the proceeds of each year’s Fair goes to a chosen charity, the Girl Guides - ranging from 5 to 18 years - had spent the last few weeks creating unique arts and crafts to be sold on the venue.