Entries by Nicolas Wathelet

The sound and light show

A stunning sound and light show will fill Grand-Place with emotion. This Winter Wonders event will shine a spotlight on the square that the whole world wishes were theirs! Its mesmerizing soundtrack will be joined by the intricate light display decorating the square …

Winter Vox

For the second year, choirs will be finding their voice throughout the city and sharing the spirit of Christmas in numerous concerts. Working with BOZAR, Koor en Stem, A Cœur Joie and PolyFolies, Winter Wonders will launch its celebration of choral singing under the new name of “WINTER VOX” …

World AIDS Day

The AIDS Prevention platform and its partners will again be campaigning on World AIDS Day. Red ribbons and condoms will be handed out at Winter Wonders from 2 pm on Friday 1 December. It’s important to reiterate that the fight against HIV/AIDS remains ongoing: every day in Belgium …

Make-A-Wish Belgium South

Staying true to the tradition and drawing on its long experience, Make-A-Wish Belgium South works to grant the wishes of seriously ill children, bringing them hope, strength and joy. Head to the foot of the stunning Christmas tree on Grand-Place on 16 and 17 December …

The Christmas tree

This year’s Christmas tree, the highlight of Winter Wonders, is being provided to Brussels City Hall by the Wallonia Region and is PEFC certified (*). The tree is a common spruce (picea abies) from the Osthertogenwald estate in Eupen and stands at over seventy feet …

The ice rink and Place de la Monnaie

Once more this year, the ice rink and its village will be open for everyone to enjoy until Sunday 7 January, the last day of the school holidays, a week after Winter Wonders closes on 31 December. Skaters will be supervised by expert staff there to help the public on the ice …

The Big Wheel

Winter Wonders’ unmissable attraction will offer spectacular views of Brussels at its Christmas best and the fairytale lights in the city centre. 42 capsules will welcome visitors. The Big Wheel will also include a capsule specially equipped for disabled people …

Andréa’s merry-go-rounds

Over the years, these magical merry-go-rounds have become an unmissable attraction. Giant chameleons, winged horses, seahorses… their fantastical characters, which are entirely handmade, will bring little ones a spectacular introduction to the wonderful world of Jules Verne …