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Château de Rixensart Christmas Market

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A lovely small Christmas market at a château that was built in 1631!

When: 25.11-18.12.2022
2023 dates are not yet announced


Here is a short video to see what it’s like and why we loved it

Christmas market

There are few stalls with lovely handmade things, but you don’t go for that…

You go for the atmosphere! Everyone is very friendly and you can have a hot chocolate by a fire pit – that’s what’s worth going there for!

We had such a wonderful time!

The DJ was great too, good to hear something different at a Christmas market rather than Jingle bells 😅

PS: Highly recommend the burger!

Practical stuff

*When: 25.11-18.12.2022
*Cost: EUR 6 for adults, EUR 3 for 13-16 years old, free for kids <12
*You can find the full program of the Christmas market animations here
*Parking: There is parking right opposite of the castle. See here for more parking places available around the castle


About 20 minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 40 by public transport)

Château de Mérode, Rixensart

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