In Belgium we have a fondness of Christmas markets and that’s why Belgian Christmas markets are amongst the most famous in Europe. You’ll find plenty of cozy Christmas markets all over the country. A number of the characteristic markets are located in Bruges, Liege, Durbuy, Spa, Namur, Tournai and there are many others worthy of a mention. Undoubtedly the most important, heart-warming and especially most colorful Christmas market is Brussels Winter Wonders. If you are staying at our hotel just off Avenue Louise during November or December, we recommend a stroll through these markets to get into the Christmas spirit.
Brussels Christmas markets stretch about 2 km through Brussels with a charming series of shops, chalets, attractions, activities and terraces. Test delicacies, buy your souvenirs, and collect ingredients for delicious dishes to be served on Christmas and New Year’s Eve for the people you love.The marketsanimate the heart of Brussels during the Christmas festivities, taking place at the Grand-Place in Brussels and around the Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons.
If you’d like to go for a stroll, you’ll enjoy arefreshening 20 minute walk through AvenueLuise and Rue Lebeau before immersing in the rich smells, sweet flavours and the warm atmosphere of the Christmas Market.
The atmosphere present on the market will leave you breathless. As soon as you enter the Grote Markt or Grand Place, you’ll find yourself surrounded by more than colorful 200 booths selling everything from Russian dolls to freshly roasted nuts and Christmas clothes. Lined up in the open space, small music bands playjazz and seasonal music, while a big ferriswheel towers over the market.
Enjoy thedelicious smells of the Winter Wonders Caféwhen they come to your senses.The scent of chestnuts, waffles, crepes, sausages and Glühwein, steaming mussels and speculoos mixed together, all combined will bring you a unique experience.
So what else should you do? Just grab yourself a Belgian waffle and stroll through the streets to catch a glimpse of thehundreds of chalets. You’ll love it!
Winter Wonders includes:
- Christmas market (approximately 250 chalets)
- Fairground attractions (Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, sledding track)
- Ice rink for skating (1050 m2)
- Winter Café
- Christmas tree and light show on the Grand-Place
- Mon / Thu: 12.00 / 21.00
- Fri : 12.00 / 22.00
- Sat / Sun: 11.00 / 22.00
- 24 & 31 December: 11.00 / 18.00
- 25 December & 01 January : 12.00 / 22.00