Christmas markets in Brussels 2018

Belgium is known for fantastic beer, chocolate, and their waffles. But, have you ever considered traveling to Brussels for the purpose of enjoying the cities amazing Christmas markets?

While the most famous Christmas market in London is called Winder Wonderland, the main Christmas market in Brussels is named Winter Wonders. In 2018, this winter wonder will open its doors on November 30th, and they will remain open until January 6th in 2019.

Christmas markets in Brussels
Christmas markets in Brussels – by CRM / Shutterstock

The main location for the Winter Wonders (the Christmas market) is the Grand Place in the heart of the city, but you can also find it elsewhere. Very close to the Grand Place, the Bourse can be found, and here you can find some of the other parts of the market. If you visit the Place de la Monnaie, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons, you will be able to enjoy the other parts of the winter wonder in Brussels.

All in all, the Winter Wonders in Brussels gives you more than 200 stalls from which you can buy all sorts of Christmas products. Not only can you buy Christmas presents, but you can find all sorts of souvenirs, and of course, lots of chocolate and snacks to eat and drink. There will also be a small amusement park in which you can enjoy a big Ferris wheel, an ice skating rink, a carousel, and beautiful light shows at the Grand Place.

What are you waiting for? Shouldn’t you be booking those plane tickets to Brussels already?

If you come, make sure to look around in our Brussels Guide for even more information about events in Brussels, attractions in Brussels, recommended programs in Brussels, and much more! And do not forget, there is much more to Belgium than Brussels only. A visit to the city of Brugge can warmly recommended if you first visit the country.

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Christmas markets in Brussels 2017

Brussels is one of the most amazing cities to visit before Christmas. The city is illuminated with magnificent lights, and it simply feels like a winter wonder. No wonder why the locals call the Christmas markets in Brussels Winter Wonders!

Unfortunately, Brussels has experienced some unfortunate incidents in the past, and for that reason, the Christmas markets in 2016 had to close down for a while. Hopefully, 2017 will be a year of peace and joy, and thus visitors to Brussels can fully enjoy the Christmas markets and the wonders of Christmas, without any fear and trouble.

Winter Wonders will be arranged between November 24th and December 31st in 2017, and it is an event that will color the entire city center of Brussels.

Winter Wonders in Brussels

As we already mentioned the whole inner city will turn into a big Christmas market in Brussels in the period of Winter Wonders. Beneath you can take a look at the detailed map which will show you exactly where the largest and most important markets can be found.

Christmas market map

We hope you will have a fantastic Christmas and an enjoyable trip to the Christmas markets in Brussels. Would you like to experience even more Christmas markets in Europe in 2017? Why not visit Prague and go to the amazing Christmas markets at the Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square?

For more information about Brussels and other programs and activities worth checking out in the Belgian capital, look around here in our Brussels Guide.

Christmas markets in Brussels in 2016

Christmas is approaching and so are the Christmas markets in Brussels. Read on for Christmas markets dates in Brussels in 2016 and more information.

The Christmas markets in Brussels is officially named Winter Wonders. Earlier we have known the Christmas programs in Brussels as Winter Wonderland, but to most of us searching Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo we simply refer to it as the Christmas markets in Brussels.

In 2016 the Christmas programs in Brussels will open on November 25th and they will last until January 1st in 2017. The Christmas arrangements in Brussels are so much more than just stalls and markets. This is in fact much more like a wonderland, because here you will find a giant Ferris wheel and lots of other activities, just take a look at the picture beneath for a little taste of what you can expect.

christmas-markets-in-brussels in 2016
The Christmas markets in Brussels are magnificent!

The Winter Wonders in Brussels consist of:

  • more than 200 stands where you can buy drinks, food and hand-made stuff,
  • a small fun park with Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds and more,
  • a big ice-rink for ice-skating,
  • and a big Christmas tree at the Grand-place

You probably understand by know that you simply have to visit the Christmas markets in Brussels in 2016, don’t you? There are beautiful Christmas markets in cities like Vienna and Budapest as well, but the Brussels atmosphere is almost as good as it can get!

Christmas markets in Brussels 2016

Dates: November 25th – January 1st

Location: City centre

Christmas Market in Brussels in 2015

The annual Christmas Market is soon back to the capital city of Belgium in Brussels. The Christmas Markets in Brussels will open their gates on Friday on 27th November 2015 and they will be open until the beginning of January in 2016.

Christmas Market Brussels 2015

The Christmas Fairs in Brussels will be held at the different spots in the town, right in the heart of the city. The Christmas Markets in Brussels will be in the centre of the city at Grand-Place, at the Bourse, at the Place Sainte-Cathrine and at the Marche aux Poisson. Like in every year the Christmas Fairs are offering the best quality Christmas goodies from toys through various accessories such as hats, scarfs, gloves to the different jewels.

Visitors at the market can try the best traditional Belgian Christmas Market dishes and beverages such as the gluhwein. The Christmas Market is not only a good place to spend a weekend or a nice afternoon but it is also one of the best places to get the Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

Apart from these several other programs are waiting for all the visitors including the ice rink and the huge wheel which will be set up at Marche aux Poissons and the marry-go-rounds which will be at Place Sainte-Cathrine.

If you want to watch a beautiful Christmas film, then one of our favorites before Christmas is The Holiday which can be watched online on Amazon Instant Video.

Top events in Brussels in 2015

What are the best events in Brussels in 2015? In this short article we will introduce you to the best programs in Brussels.
Brussels 2015
Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and it is among the most exciting and colourful cities in Europe. Through the whole year multiple programs and activities are waiting for the visitors from the various concerts, festivals to the most interesting exhibitions. So in this article we will list some of the highlights of the city in 2015.

One of the most awaited festivals in Brussels is the ‘Brussels Film Festival’ which will take place some time in April 2015, the dates of the festival are not confirmed yet. At the festival you can check the best movies and there will be countless programs related to film and movie making as well.

Another popular festival in the city is the ‘Art Brussels’ where you can check the most beautiful contemporary art. The ‘Art Brussels’ presents the most talented European artists to the visitors and shows over 125 galleries from over 20 countries. The festival will be held from 25th April to 27th May in 2015.

If you like jazz music then the ‘Brussels Jazz Marathon’ is the perfect program choice for you. The ‘Brussels Jazz Marathon’ takes place at various venues in the city from cafe houses through clubs to hotels and at the marathon over 4000 musicians will perform. The ‘Brussels Jazz Marathon’ will be held some time in May 2015.

Probably the most awaited event in the city is the ‘Belgian Beer Weekend’ where over 50 breweries from all over the world will be presented. This is the biggest beer event in Brussels and at the festival you can also try the best Belgian beers. The ‘Belgian Beer Weekend’ will take place some time in September this year there are no exact dates announced yet.

Each year some time in the end of November the Christmas markets appear in the city. The Christmas markets are the perfect place to do some pre-Christmas shopping, try the best mulled wines and dishes and to get into the holiday spirit as well. The Christmas markets usually open from the end of November until the end of December.

Apart from the markets and the various festivals in the city Brussels hosts some of the best concerts in 2015. In this year visitor can enjoy the performances of the most famous artists of the world such as Hozier, Interpol, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and so on.

If you want to know more on the various programs and activities in Brussels read on here in our Brussels Guide!