Entries by Nicolas Wathelet

The Maze and “Shop by Light”

Every Saturday, dazzling light parades will wind their way through the streets of Brussels! Passing by the Bourse, Grand-Place, Monnaie, Sainte-Catherine and Vismet, passers-by will have the opportunity to admire these magical moments.

The sound and light show

This year, we’re proud to feature songs from world-famous artist SIA as part of this must-see Winter Wonders event! Until January 7, new tracks by the Australian singer-songwriter with 5.3 billion plays on YouTube will resonate through the Grand-Place. Released on November 17, SIA’s festive album “Everyday is Christmas” is perfect for this event!

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 …