A lovely Christmas market with lots of attractions for kids! A Ferris wheel, an ice rink, a giant slide and more Christmas-themed fun fair rides – and of course lots of stalls with gluhwein, waffles and tartiflettes!
Here is a short video, if you want to see what it’s like
There is a Ferris wheel, which we always do to get a different point of view of the city
The covered ice rink is beautiful at night! There are many tables right next to it, so you can watch your kids ice skating while you sip a hot chocolate
The Grand Carousel is stunning – and as always, lots of fun for kids
There is a covered giant slide made of wood
There is a little Christmas train, where we spent tons of time – because who wouldn’t want to ride the sleigh with the reindeer? It’s rather small, but it still kept our kids pretty busy
And right next to the Christmas train, you can find Santa’s house! It’s the frendliest Santa ever!! We had no idea what this little house was when we entered, so this was a pleasant surprise. There is also a mailbox for Santa there. Santa will be there 12.00-20.00 every day until 30.12.2021, then he needs to go back to work apparently
Also the Christmas Flying Reindeer was a big hit!
Santa’s Ghost Villa is a short ride, where people with costumes and masks try to scare the kids. Our son found it funny, but other kids might get scared
There is also the Magical City, a labyrinth with mirrors and some more attractions like the Christmas Hotel (Crazy Palace)
There are many different dining options
Some of them look amazing
It is a wonderful Christmas market for kids!
This is one of the best Christmas markets in Europe! Check the post to see more
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
*When: 20.11.2021-09.01.2022. You can find the specific times here
- Grand Café/Aspen Lounge: daily from 10am to midnight
- Ice rink: daily from 10am to 10pm
- Christmas Market/Attractions: Monday – Thursday from 12pm – 10pm; Friday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- December 24: everything open until 6 p.m.
- December 25: everything open from 2 p.m.
- December 31st there will be our New Year’s Eve party and we won’t close until 2am
- January 1: everything open from 1 p.m
*Where: Dusartplein, 3500 Hasselt
*Cost: free entrance to the Christmas market, but attractions are paid
There are some packages you can buy online here
- Skating rink entrance: € 4.50 (with 1 ticket you can skate all day long)
- Skate rental: € 5.00
- Santa’s House: Free (open 08-30.12.2021)
- Grand Carrousel: € 3.00
- Christmas train: € 3.00
- Santa’s Labyrint: € 3,00
- Christmas Hotel: € 4,00
- Santa’s Ghost Villa: € 4,00
- Ferris wheel: € 5.00
*Covid Safe Ticket: required to enter the fenced area with the Christmas market. You also need to have your ID with you. Masks for everyone 6+ are to be worn at all times when strolling around the Christmas market
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*Dogs are allowed on a leash
*Parking: right across the street, underground private parking
You can also see other parking places nearby and how many free places there are live here
About 50 minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 1.5 hour by public transport)
The Christmas market is here:
Kolonel Dusartplein, 3500 Hasselt
You can park here (underground private parking right across the street):
All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map: outdoor and indoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants and hotels under separate layers
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