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St. Nicholas Events for Kids in Belgium

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Looking for the perfect festive outing? St. Nicholas events in Belgium are the answer. If you’re scratching your head, wondering what to do with kids in Belgium during this time, you’re not alone.

Drawing from trusted local knowledge, this guide is tailored for families like yours. We aim to connect you with the traditions and celebrations that define the St. Nicholas season. Read on to enjoy the St. Nicholas festivities Belgium has to offer!

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Amusement Parks

Plopsa Indoor Hasselt

Plopsa Indoor Hasselt is a fun indoor amusement park. Despite its name, there is also an outdoor section for good weather.

Read more: Plopsa Indoor Hasselt

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 25-26.11.2023 and 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Plopsa Indoor Hasselt
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Plopsa Station Antwerp

Plopsa Station Antwerp is a fun indoor amusement park in Antwerp – right next to the train station.

Read more: Plopsa Station Antwerp

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πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa and animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 25-26.11.2023 and 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Plopsa Station Antwerp
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Christmas Events in Belgium

If you are looking for Christmas events in Belgium, then check out this guide with family friendly Christmas events! Meet Santa, Christmas markets, tractor parades, light shows, Christmas brunches with kids, theater shows, concerts and more!

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Write to St Nicholas

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In Belgium your kids can write to St Nicholas until 29.11.2023 and Bpost will deliver your letter!

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Don’t forget to write your address to receive a reply fron St Nicholas!

Here is the address:
Saint-Nicolas
Rue du Paradis 1
0612 Ciel

There is also an interactive St. Nicholas box going around – where kids write a letter and receive an answer! You can find more info on the dates and places here

St Nicholas is coming!

St Nicholas in Antwerp

πŸŽ… What: Around mid November every year Sinterklaas (the Dutch name for Saint Nicholas) comes to Antwerp by boat!
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 18.11.2023 at 14.00
πŸ“ Where: Antwerp
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

St Nicholas in Leuven

πŸŽ… What: Sinterklaas comes to Leuven.
We have been there for the parade in the past and it was fun!
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 18.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Leuven
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

St Nicholas in Tervuren

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πŸŽ… What: Sinterklaas comes to Tervuren
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 25.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Tervuren Market Square
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here and here

Saint Nicholas’ Village

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πŸŽ… What: Sinterklaas in the City of the Saint – St Nicholas house and lots of events. You need to register in advance for all activities.
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 12.11-06.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Sint-Niklaas (between Antwerp and Ghent)
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Saint Nicholas at Christmas markets

Hasselt Christmas market

The Hasselt Christmas market is lovely! It has 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! It is definitely one of the best Christmas markets to visit in Europe with kids!

Read more: Hasselt Christmas market

πŸŽ… What: Meet Santa! Right next to the Christmas train, you can find Santa’s house. There is also a mailbox for Santa there
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When:
πŸ“ Where: Hasselt Christmas market
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Cologne

The Christmas markets in Cologne are amazing! Ice skating, meet St Nicholas, kids program.

Read more: Cologne Christmas Market

πŸŽ… What: At Nikolaushaus (the house of St Nicholas) you can find a program for kids with different activities every day, like baking, putting together a wish list for Santa Claus and more. Also Nikolaus appears there every hour and sings carols with the kids! Nikolaus then goes around the Christmas market to greet everyone
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: as of 20.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Cologne Christmas market
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

St. Nicholas Shows

Tour et Taxis

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas parade and animation
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 26.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Tour et Taxis, Rue Picard 11, 1000 Bruxelles.
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

De Grote Sinterklaas Show

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas show (NL)
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Sportpaleis Antwerp
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Sinterklaas in het Circus

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas show (NL)
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 25.11-06.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Provincial Domain De Schorre
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Concerts

There are not many concerts for St. Nicholas. Below you’ll find the few ones that are before the 6th of December.

There are tons of Christmas concerts however! You’ll find them in our list with Christmas events in Belgium. Remember to book early to avoid disappointments.

Read more: Christmas Events in Belgium

ChΓ’teau de Rixensart

πŸŽ… What: Christmas concert
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: ChΓ’teau de Rixensart, Rue de l’Eglise 40, 1330 Rixensart
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event 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

There are tons of concerts on the Christmas events list!

Museums

Euro Space Center

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Euro Space Center is an interactive and fun science museum for kids.

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas is coming to Euro Space Center
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Euro Space Center
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Indoor playgrounds

Discover the best indoor playgrounds in Brussels and around.

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Planet Kids

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 01.12.2023, 06.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Planet Kids
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Le Monde d’Ayden

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas and make speculoos
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023, 06.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Monde d’Ayden
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Read also: Indoor Playgrounds in Brussels and Around

Kids Fantasy Land

πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Kids Fantasy Land
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Puppet Theater

Theatre du Ratinet

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas event
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02-03, 06, 09-10.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Theatre du Ratinet
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Toy Library

Centre Crousse Toy Library

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas event with animation for kids, magic show, face painting
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Toy Library Centre Crousse
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

At a toy library you can rent toys and kids can play.

Read more: Toy Libraries in Belgium

Communes

Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas event
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 29.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Auderghem

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas event with animation for kids
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 29.11-02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Auderghem
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here and here

Halle

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas comes to Halle
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 18.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Halle
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Schaerbeek parade

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas parade
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Schaerbeek
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Overijse

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas is coming to the Overijse Christmas market
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Overijse
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Are you looking for more local Christmas markets in Brussels and around? Read our guide with hand-picked markets by our local community!

Read more: Local Christmas Markets in Brussels

Molenbeek

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas event with animation for kids, cinema (thanks to Dara for sharing!)
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Molenbeek
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Wavre

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas show
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 17-19.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Wavre
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Farm

Ferme et Compagnie

See post on past event at Ferme et Compagnie to get an idea of what it’s like.

Read more: Christmas at Ferme et Compagnie

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St Nicholas, feed the animals at the farm and animation
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where:
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

La Ferme des Γ‚nes et des Sens

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St Nicholas, feed the animals at the farm and animation
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 06.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Rue Masy 50 , Neufvilles, Belgium
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here. Book under the tab “Wednesday”.

Cinema

White Cinema at Docks Brussels

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πŸŽ… What: St. Nicholas adapted session of the film “Wish”
🀸 Check before going, it’s not meant for very young kids
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: White Cinema – Docks Bruxsel – Bd Lambermont,1 – 1030 Schaerbeek
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Skiing

SnowWorld Antwerp

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πŸŽ… What: Breakfast buffet with St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: SnowWorld, Moerelei 123 2610 Wilrijk (Antwerp)
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas event here

Train

Le Chemin de Fer du Bocq

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas on a steam train
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: ChaussΓ©e de Dinant (Gare de Spontin), N937 3A, 5530
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Dendermonde

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas on a steam train
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 25-26.11.2023, 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Dendermonde, Puurs
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Library

Library Romain Rolland (not yet announced)

When:
More details here

Restaurants

Citizen Kane, Lounain-la-Neuve

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas and animations for kids, jumping castle, face painting
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: Brunch on 03.12.2023, crepes party on 06.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Citizen Kane restaurant
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event on the 03.12.2023 brunch here, on 06.12.2023 here, all events here

Les Terres d’Ici

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas and animation for kids, face painting, book reading
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Les Terres d’Ici
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

De Kom

πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas and animation for kids, face painting, book reading
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: De Kom
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Shops & Shopping Malls

JBC

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 11.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: JBC shops
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Galerie Toison d’Or

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 25.11.2023, 02-03.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Galerie Toison d’Or
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Docks Shopping Mall

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas, ice rink
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: as of 23.11.2023
πŸ“ Where: Docks Shopping Mall
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Basilix Shopping Center

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 18, 22, 25-26, 29.11.2023, 02, 06-12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Basilix Shopping Center
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Stockel Square Shopping Mall

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πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: 18, 22, 25, 29.11.2023, 02.12.2023
πŸ“ Where: Stockel Square Shopping Mall
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

Westland Shopping Mall

πŸŽ… What: Meet St. Nicholas
🀸 For all ages
πŸ“… When: Wednesdays and Saturdays 22.11-02.12.2023, 14.00-18.00
πŸ“ Where: Westland Shopping Mall
🌐 More info on the St. Nicholas family event here

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