Top 4 Christmas Markets In Brussels, Belgium

christmas markets in brussels

Capital of Belgium, Brussels is a majestic city that will enchant you with its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, exquisite culinary delights, and fun-filled attractions. It is a dreamy destination all-year-round for all types of tourists, and since then, it has become a melting pot of people from around the world. What more interesting is that it is even more captivating during the winter season as the city has a blissful tradition of celebrating the Christmas holidays. The bustling squares of the city become a magical venue of colorful and sparkling Christmas markets that will charm you with various quality goods, from handicraft items to artisan products to must-try fares. For your guidance, here is a list of top Christmas markets in Brussels, Belgium.

1. Christmas market around Grand Place of Brussels

The Grand Place is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, and it turns into a festive venue come wintertime. At night, the town hall is illuminated and provides a light show that everyone will surely want to witness. At the center of the square is the largest Christmas tree and nativity scene in Brussels. At the Grand Palace, you won’t see vendors and stalls selling holiday items, but it is the center of the Christmas market in Brussels, which is divided into six sections, with each one having a different style and offering.

Christmas market around the Grand Place of Brussels

Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Dates: November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily); December 24 & 31: 12pm - 6pm

2. Christmas market at Marché aux Poissons

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What was once an old fish market in Brussel, Marché aux Poissons is one of the top Christmas markets, surrounding the Grand Place. Here, you’ll find rows and rows of stalls offering snacks like cheesy potato mixture, the famous Belgian beer, and other holiday products like winter slippers, scarves, Christmas village houses, and more. And at the center of the Christmas market is a vibrant carousel that will delight your kids. Also, you’ll find an illuminated Ferris wheel and other fair attractions, which will keep everyone entertained.

Christmas Market at Marché aux Poissons

Address: 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Dates: November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily); December 24 & 31: 12pm - 6pm

3. Christmas market at Place Sainte-Catherine

A dreamy destination that the kids will love, and a wonderland that will unleash the inner child in you, the Christmas Market at Place Sainte-Catherine is a festival of lights, colors, and warm atmosphere during the cold yuletide season. With the vibrant and bustling shopping district of Dansaert as the perfect setting, shoppers have enough space to breeze through the area comfortably while the merchants impress them with their well-decorated wooden chalets and quality specialties. Not only that, aside from shopping, visitors can sample various culinary delights, from Belgian waffles to gingerbread eats to Hungarian sausages, and delightful drinks, such as hot choco or a mulled red wine. Exciting rides, such as a giant wheel and a carousel, will surely add flair to the festivities.

Christmas Market at Place Sainte-Catherine

Address: 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Dates: November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily); December 24 & 31: 12pm - 6pm

4. Christmas market at Place de la Monnaie

Christmas Market at Place de la Monnaie, Brussels

Posted by Trish Hamilton - Photography on Sunday, 23 December 2018

Another enchanting and magical trade fare that will leave you breathless is the Christmas Market at Place de la Monnaie. Just like the first three wonderlands, this astonishing festival will charm you with colorful Christmas decors, illuminating fairy lights, and the fragrance of freshly baked goodies as it fills the air, and merge with the delightful sound of classic Christmas carols. Here, you can find all your well-thought-of gift ideas for your loved ones. Not only that, but it will treat you to a palatable culinary adventure that you will never forget. Sample some premium chocolates, delicious crepes, Liege waffles, some tasty nougat, and pair these goodies with a mulled red wine. Plus, there’s a marvelous ice skating rink where you and your loved ones can slide and glide to your hearts’ content.

Christmas Market at Place de la Monnaie

Address: 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Dates: November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily); December 24 & 31: 12pm - 6pm

Fall in love with Brussels this winter

Christmas Markets In Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels is a captivating city all year round, and tourists love exploring this European city and immersing in its culture. With its stunning architecture, iconic landmarks, delicious eats, and exciting attractions, there are lots of things and activities that await tourists with a strong wanderlust. It is even more enchanting during the yuletide season, as Christmas markets start to emerge from every busy corner of Belgium. For your upcoming vacation in the city, use this list as your guide in planning an itinerary.

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