Serious Request is an annual project by Dutch radio station 3FM in which they collect money for Red Cross projects. This year, DJ Giel Beelen will travel around the country to collect money by doing special assignments. On Monday 19 December he’ll visit Sittard with his Circus Request. The day will start at 10.00 in the inner city and end with a party in the Fenix. For more information, please visit www.seriousrequest.nl.
Santa Claus run
Always felt you take after Santa Claus a bit? Explore your Santa side at the Santa Claus Run on Thursday 22 December at the Mosae Forum. Dressed up as Santa Claus, the competitors will run four kilometres through the city, while picking up presents along the way. The outfit is provided by the organisation. You can register at www.maastrichtsmooiste.nl; entry costs €15.
New Year’s Eve
There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Maastricht – these are just a few highlights. If you want to celebrate in style, check out the Chique Unique party in Kasteel De Hoogenweerth, where there’ll be champagne, chocolate fountains and a fireworks show. If you don’t mind an interesting dress code, go to Take Five, where you have to ‘dress to regret’ and can dance to DJ Blue Shield and Don Londi. If you like your ‘local heroes’, Ipanema is the place to be, where Sidi Stardust and Rico Suave will perform. For tickets, please visit www.maastrichtnet.nl.