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Aachen Christmas market is one of our favorite ones! It is so close to Brussels that you can visit for a day. You will find lots of practical details to plan ahead and activities to do with kids in our Aachen Christmas market guide!

When: 24.11.2023 – 23.12.2023

Aachen Christmas market

A part of the Christmas market is next to the Cathedral. There are market stalls where you can buy handmade gifts. You can eat something from the stalls at the covered area, if the weather is not cooperating. There are many cafés and restaurants around too, the area is very lively!

The main Christmas market of Aachen is in front of the Town Hall at the market square, with stalls where you can get gluhwein and hot chocolate for you and the kids. Moreover, there is a carousel for kids here. There are many cafés and restaurants around here as well, with our favorite being Barbarella (see post on Aachen for more places to eat)
Marktplatz am Rathaus
Markt, 52062 Aachen, Germany

At Katschhof there is another part of the Christmas market (with another carousel!) This is a few minutes away, just behind the Cathedral
Katschhof, 52062 Aachen, Germany

The whole city is always lovely – especially during Christmas!

Practical Stuff

When: 24.11.2023 – 23.12.2024

11.00-21.00 every day,
Sunday, 26.11.2023 (Dead sunday), 18.00-21.00
Saturday, 16.12.2023 (long Christmas market): 11.00-22.00
Friday, 23.12.2023: 11.00-21.00

*Where: around the town hall and the Cathedral and at Katschof
*Baby changing at Centre Charlemagne right next to the Christmas market
*Cost: Free entrance
*Read more on Aachen in our guide on Aachen with kids, like where to park or what to do
*You can find more info on the official site of the Christmas market here
*A paid private parking near the Cathedral can be found here
Parkhaus Am Dom
Jesuitenstraße 12, 52062 Aachen, Germany

About 1.5 hour drive from Schuman, Brussels (or about 1 hour 50 minutes by public transport)

What to Do in Aachen with Kids

See more on our guide on what to do in Aachen, including where to get great cupcakes and yummy Wurst! We love walking around the Cathedral in Aachen, having a café at the Market Square in front of the Townhall and visiting the zoo in Aachen.

The Aachen Zoo is a lovely little park with animals and playgrounds just 10 minutes from the center of Aachen! Moreover, it is a rather small zoo, which makes it perfect for younger kids

Aachen Zoo

A lovely little park with animals and playgrounds just 10 minutes from the center of Aachen! This is a rather small zoo – which makes it perfect for younger kids

Aachen belongs to the best Christmas markets in Europe! Check the post to discover more of our favorite Christmas markets in Europe with lots of practical details on how to visit each of them with kids

Christmas markets are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. From twinkling lights to delicious treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But when you’re travelling with children, it can be hard to know which markets are the best – and which ones make the most sense for your family. So, here are the 10 best Christmas markets near Brussels to visit with kids and practical tips to plan ahead

A Family’s Guide To Christmas Markets: Tips on planning your visit with kids
The following tips will help you know what to expect and to plan ahead your Christmas market experience with kids

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