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Christmas Events in Belgium – All You Need to Know

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Planning the holiday season and unsure where to take the kids? Christmas events in Belgium are your festive solution. If you’re wondering where to find the most magical moments for kids during the holidays, we’ve got your back.

Relying on our local knowledge, we’ve curated a list that includes everything from farms to family-friendly concerts. So, gear up to introduce your family to the Christmas spirit in Belgium! πŸŽ„πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ🎢

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St. Nicholas Events

In our post with events for St. Nicholas in Belgium, you will find tons of events and practical tips.

Read more: St. Nicholas Events

Tip
This post is updated every year.
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Christmas Markets

Brussels Christmas Market

We love the Brussels Christmas market! You will find practical tips for visiting with kids, kids friendly restaurants near the Christmas market and a map in this guide

Read more: Christmas Market in Brussels

Hasselt Christmas Market

The kids can meet Santa in his house at the Christmas market in Hasselt. This Christmas market is one of the best in Belgium! There are so many attractions, it’s like a Christmas-themed mini fun fair. Furthermore the ice rink is gorgeous

Read more: Christmas Market in Hasselt

Best Christmas Markets near Brussels

We are big fans of Christmas markets here, so we have gathered the 10 best Christmas markets near Brussels in a post!

You can find posts and details on some of the best Christmas markets around, like the Christmas markets in Aachen, Cologne, Lille, Valkenburg and more!

Read more: Christmas Markets Near Brussels

Christmas Events for Kids

Walibi Winter

Walibi Belgium is an amusement park with attractions for all ages and tastes. Here are practical details to help you plan your visit.

Read also: Walibi

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πŸŽ… What: New winter fun areas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 16.12.2023-07.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: Walibi amusement park
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Plopsa Indoor Hasselt

Plopsa Indoor Hasselt is an indoor amusement park. It’s perfect for rainy weather!

Read more: Plopsa Indoor Hasselt

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and the dwarf Klus for a live show and dance
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 23-25.12.2023, 31.12.2023, 01-07.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: Plopsa Indoor Hasselt
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Plopsa Station Antwerp

Plopsa Station Antwerp is an indoor amusement park. It’s great for when the weather is not cooperating!

Read more: Plopsa Station Antwerp

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 23-31.12.2023, 01-07.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: Plopsa Station Antwerp
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Light Shows

In our guide with light shows in Belgium you will find a list with light shows that take place in the winter months. There is no better way to beat the winter blues!

Read more: Light Shows

Temporary Christmas Events

Kids Winter Wonderland – Tour et Taxis

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa, jumping castles and animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 23.12.2023-07.01.2024 – closed on 25.12.2023 and 01.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: Tour et Taxis
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Christmas Fairies: The secret Kingdom

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 25.11.2023-06.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: Grand Place, Brussels
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

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Farm

Ferme et Compagnie

Check out a past Christmas event at Ferme et Compagnie to get an idea of what it’s like. Keep in mind that the event is different every year.

πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and feed the farm animals
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When:
πŸ“ Where: Ferme et Compagnie
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Cinema

Flagey

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πŸŽ… What: Film, L’Incroyable NoΓ«l de Shaun le mouton (sold out)
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 16.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Flagey
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Theater

Festival Noël au ThéÒtre

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πŸŽ… What: Theatre shows for kids
🀸 For all ages, depending on each show
πŸ“… When: 26-30.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Several venues
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Magie de NoΓ«l

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πŸŽ… What: A theatrical walk taking place in 10 castles
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 08-26.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: at 10 castles in Belgium
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

A Christmas Carol

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πŸŽ… What: A musical
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: as of 16.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: in Flanders
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

ThéÒtre Royal du Parc – Paris Cancan

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πŸŽ… What: A colorful musical show that will take young and old into the world of the famous Moulin Rouge
🀸 For kids 8+
πŸ“… When: 08.11-31.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: ThéÒtre Royal du Parc
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Sprookjes – Different Shows

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πŸŽ… What: Different shows for different ages, some are fire and circus events. Hope for kids 4+ years old, White 2+, Lampionaio 3+, Pinocchio 6+, Mos 2+. All are in Dutch.
🀸 For all ages depending on the show
πŸ“… When: As of 06.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Several venues
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

πŸŽ… What: Theater show with danse and interaction for kids 3+ years old
🀸 For all ages depending on the show
πŸ“… When: 27.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Centre Culturel d’Auderghem
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

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Ballet

Casse-Noisette

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πŸŽ… What: The famous classical ballet β€œThe Nutcracker”
🀸 For all ages, depending on the show
πŸ“… When: 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Liege Theater
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

The Nutcracker

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πŸŽ… What: The famous classical ballet β€œThe Nutcracker”
🀸 For all ages, depending on the show
πŸ“… When: 26.12.2023-07.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: in theaters in Flanders
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Concerts

Snowman

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πŸŽ… What: Concert for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 10.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Auderghem Cultural Center
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Brussels Carol Concert

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πŸŽ… What: Concert for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 17.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Koninklijk Conservatorium
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra

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πŸŽ… What: Concert for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 09-10.12.2023
πŸ“ Where:
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Bozar: β€˜Winter Concert – The Nutcracker’

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πŸŽ… What: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: the concert is conducted by Ryan McAdams and features live illustrations by French illustrator and animator GrΓ©goire Pont
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 22-23.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Bozar
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Bozar: Concert de NoΓ«l

πŸŽ… What: Christmas concert by Youth Choir
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 21.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Bozar
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Zakoustics

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πŸŽ… What: Concerts for babies and toddlers (0-3 years old) and their parents. You can also have brunch at Tricoterie. There are activities for kids (at extra cost)
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 18.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Tricoterie
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Mini Concerts

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πŸŽ… What: Concerts for babies and young kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Full Circle Ideas  Β· Elsene
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here and here

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πŸŽ… What: Concerts for babies and young kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 10.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: The Cultural Creative Corner in Kraainem
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here and here

Concert for Toddlers

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πŸŽ… What: Concerts for toddlers
🀸 For toddlers 1-3 years old
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: 21 rue Auguste Danse Γ  Uccle
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

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Ma’Chaka Gospel Singers – Christmas Concert

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πŸŽ… What: Gospel concerts for Christmas
🀸 For kids of all ages
πŸ“… When: 02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Sint-Katelijneplein 29, 1000 Brussel, BelgiΓ«
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

La machine des enfants

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πŸŽ… What: Interactive musical for Christmas
🀸 For kids 3+ years old
πŸ“… When: 28.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Centre culturel d’Auderghem
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Shows

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πŸŽ… What: show with horses (thanks to Aoife for sharing!)
🀸 For kids of all ages
πŸ“… When: 28-30.12.2023, 5-7.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: ChaussΓ©e de Charleroi 6, 1360 Perwez 
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here and tickets here

Circus

Alexandre Bouglione

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πŸŽ… What: Christmas circus
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 21.12.2023-14.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: Alexandre Bouglione Circus, Place Flagey, Brussels
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Puppet theater

ThéÒtre Royal du Peruchet – Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

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πŸŽ… What: Les Trois Petits Cochons
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 18.11-28.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: ThéÒtre Royal du Peruchet
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

ThéÒtre du Ratinet – PΓ¨re NoΓ«l dans la ForΓͺt des Neiges Perdues

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πŸŽ… What: Ratinet et PΓ¨re NoΓ«l dans la foret des Neiges Perdues
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 23.12.2023-02.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: ThéÒtre du Ratinet
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Roller Skating

Shinobis RIders

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πŸŽ… What: Roller skating party with animation
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 16.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Rue du Montenegro 144, 1190 Brussels
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Pottery

Treasure Trove

πŸŽ… What: Christmas pottery session
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Treasure Trove
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Restaurants

Hard Rock Cafe – Breakfast with Santa

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πŸŽ… What: Breakfast with Santa: American buffet breakfast, Santa visit with gifts for kids and more
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 17.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Hard Rock Cafe Brussels
🌐 More info on the Christmas event: tickets here and FB page here

Tip
Hard Rock cafe is next to Grand Place in Brussels. Visit the Brussels Christmas market!

Citizen Kane

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 17.12.2023, 27.12.2023, 31.12.2023 (not kids-specific)
πŸ“ Where: Citizen Kane
🌐 More info on the Christmas event on 17.12.2023 here, on 27.12.2023 here, on 31.12.2023 here, here

Kom

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πŸŽ… What: Christmas market
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Kom Γ  la maison, Etterbeek
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Wolf

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πŸŽ… What: Christmas market
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 09-10.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Wolf, Brussels
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Christmas Walks

Den Overkant

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Check out past events by Den Overkant to get an idea of what the Christmas walk is like. Read more on past events Door Kabouterogen and De Steen.

πŸŽ… What: The local committee, Den Overkant in Zoersel, has been organizing Christmas walks in the forest. The story is in Dutch, but you can also enjoy it without understanding Dutch (you will not get the most out of it, but you will still enjoy it).
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 06.12.2023-06.01.2024
πŸ“ Where: Zoersel
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Tip
If you are going after sunset, take a flashlight with you (there are no lights)

Shops and Shopping Malls

Stonemanor

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 09-10.12.2023 in Everberg and 16.12.2023 in Sint-Genesius-Rode
πŸ“ Where: Stonemanor shops
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Westland Shopping Mall

πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 10-11.12.2023 and 17-18.12.2023, Gospel on 11.12.2023 and Christmas parade on 18.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Westland
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Basilix Shopping Mall

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πŸŽ… What: Santa Claus visit at the shopping mall Basilix, also small Christmas market. Christmas parade on 23.12.2023
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 16, 17, 20, 23.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Basilix
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Docks Shopping Mall

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and animation for kids, Christmas market
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: Not yet announced
πŸ“ Where: Docks
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Christmas Tractor Parades in Belgium

In Belgium, there are lots of tractor parades for Christmas. In our guide, you will find a short video to get an idea of what it’s like and a list of several Christmas events with tractors.

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Cut your own Christmas tree

Sapi Grange

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πŸŽ… What: Cut your own Christmas tree with the kids in Belgium
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 19.11.2023-23.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Sapi Grange
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

Operation Pere Noel

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πŸŽ… What: Donate a gift to kids in need! There are no money involved, you buy a gift and give it to the kid directly! The non-profit organization matches you with a kid in need and then magic happens πŸ™‚
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: Register ASAP!
πŸ“ Where:
🌐 More info on the Christmas event here

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