Brussels Christmas Market

Winter wonders is one of the most impressive Christmas markets in Europe. Do not miss the light show at the Grand Place!

Grand Place
Place de la Monnaie
Bourse
Place De Brouckère
Sainte Catherine
Bois de la Cambre
Practical stuff

Grand Place

Enjoy the light show at Grand Place!

Watch a short video of the light show here (a compilation of more videos is on its way):

Stroll at Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, where you can find the best Belgian chocolate makers and enjoy a waffle

Place de la Monnaie

Enjoy a hot chocolate in a converted ski-lift cabin at the après-ski village. Also we usually shop all kinds of sweets at this cute market stall

Bourse

Place De Brouckère

Here you can find the ice rink and many chalets!

Sainte Catherine

A carousel with fantastic characters, a Ferris wheel and market stalls, an ice monster… So many things to do around here! Also don’t miss the light show on the façade od Sainte Catherine!

If you are looking for a kids friendly café / restaurant, Chicago is right next to Ste Catherine. There is a kids corner, perfect to keep younger kids entertained for a couple of hours
Chicago Café
Rue de Flandre 45, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/tHNoeUQTB4dVGusq7

Also for a waffle and ice cream, try Gaston… Yummy!
Gaston
Quai aux Briques 86, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/QmU7cgdB8XL76nFH7

Bois de la Cambre

For the first time, there will be Christmas attractions at Bois de la Cambre, with lots of events: an ice rink, merry-go-rounds, curling and toboggan runs, light installations and more!

If you are looking for a kids friendly restaurant in Bois de la Cambre, then Brasserie de la Patinoire is next to a playground in Bois de la Cambre. This is more high end, so if you’re looking for something more laid back, check Woodpecker below
Brasserie de la Patinoire
Chem. du Gymnase 1A, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/wMpo4ZzCEbTb2KF17

For a more laid back option in Bois de la Cambre, there is Woodpecker, a kiosk near the lake with cold and hot drinks, burgers
Woodpecker
Carr des Attelages 1, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/q3PFJyYPBZJqfUV77

Also not kids friendly per se (ie there is no playground), Chalet Robinson is located on an island and you need to get on a small ferry to cross the lake! The crossing lasts for a few minutes, but it’s great for little kids. There are also pedal boats available
Chalet Robinson
Sent. de l’Embarcadère 1, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/2tvo8exj7uofrMLn7

If you need more indoor or outdoor activities, cafés / restaurants, places to stay and more, check out the map, where you can select the layer you would like to see by clicking at the upper left corner of the map:
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

Practical stuff

*When: 26.11.2021-02.01.2022 (some open until 09.01.2021, like Bois de la Cambre)
*Where: Grand Place, Place de la Monnaie, Bourse, Sainte-Catherine, Marché aux Poissons, Place de Brouckère, Bois de la Cambre
*Start at Grand Place, then walk to Place de la Monnaie, Bourse, De Brouckère, Sainte-Catherine, Marché aux Poissons
*Bois de la Cambre is at a different location (about 10 minutes by car from Grand Place or an hour by public transport)
*You can find the official map here
*Attractions:
Grand place: light show and Christmas tree
Place de la Monnaie: après-ski village
Place De Brouckère: ice skating rink
Sainte-Catherine: Ferris wheel, carousel and light show, ice monster
Market stalls at Bourse, Sainte-Catherine and Place de Brouckère.
Bois de la Cambre: ice rink, sledging, carousels and stalls (open 03.12.2021-09.01.2021)
*Cost: Free entrance, but you pay extra for the attractions, eg for the Ferris wheel
*Covid regulations: Winter Wonders is subject to the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) regulation. In addition to the mandatory wearing of a face mask on the entire course for everyone from the age of 10 and many other measures, a wristband is needed to consume, shop and enjoy the attractions. This wristband is mandatory for every visitor aged 16 and older and will be valid for one day. It is available after checking the CST and ID card at 10 Winter Wonders locations.
Covid measures follow the sanitary crisis and might change rapidly. Please verify before going. You can call the Tourism Office at +32 (0)2 549 50 35
*You can find more info on the official site of the Christmas market here
*Parking: underground private parking next to Grand Place
Interparking Brussels – Parking Grand Place
Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 104, 1000 Bruxelles
https://goo.gl/maps/Uadg3yfY6uLBxMrV7

Brussels Christmas market is one of the best Christmas markets in Europe! Check here to see more gorgeous Christmas markets

Best Christmas markets in Europe

We love gluhwein and trying a local delicacy at a Christmas market! It is one of our favorite holiday traditions and we are so happy these are taking place in 2021 again

Map

All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map: outdoor and indoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants and hotels under separate layers
*Tip: if you want to see a specific layer, you need to tap the upper left corner of the map and unselect the other layers
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

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