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The old favourites are back: the dazzling sound and light show, the ice rink, big wheel and illuminations in the city centre, various exhibitions, shows and brass bands… To highlight the exterior of St Catherine’s Church and Casino Viage, two projection mapping videos will showcase audiovisual creativity, transforming the buildings into moving works of art.

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The old favourites are back: the dazzling sound and light show, the ice rink, big wheel and illuminations in the city centre, various exhibitions, shows and brass bands… To highlight the exterior of St Catherine’s Church and Casino Viage, two projection mapping videos will showcase audiovisual creativity, transforming the buildings into moving works of art.
ice-rink

The ice rink is moving to Place De Brouckère! A transparent roof covers the rink for comfort. Skaters are supervised and the very young can skate safely in a specific area. Straps that can be placed over shoes are also available. Parents or guardians may go out onto the ice without skates if needed. Bookings aren’t necessary except for schools (contact ). The ice rink is also accessible to wheelchair users who are accompanied.
Prices : adults €9 / 12 > 17 €7 / < 12 €5 (not recommended for children under 6).

big-wheel

Another of Winter Wonders’ unmissable attractions, the big wheel offers spectacular views of Brussels and the city centre at their Christmas best. 42 capsules take visitors up 55 m. A capsule specially equipped for disabled people is also available.

Prices: adults €8 / kids (under 12 years) €5

Every year illuminations showcase the capital’s splendour during the winter period. In its seventh year, Shop by Lights is changing name and becoming Brussels by Lights. This year, the ever-expanding project includes 131 streets and arcades, including 9 new ones. In 2019, the focus will be on Laeken’s De Wand area with 28 new cables and an improved electricity supply. The city center will also be in the spotlights. In addition new areas such as Place Jardin aux Fleurs will feature a six-metre 3D star.

Brussels by Lights launches the winter season with an immersive walkthrough experience adding colour to the steps of Mont des Arts: Submergence. Designed by the British company Squidsoup, it’s coming to Brussels after dazzling London and Dubai. Visitors are plunged into an ocean of light to a backdrop of surround-sound music. The light effects create a timeless escape, seeming to combine with visitors’ body heat and become one. Each twelve-minute sequence features a clever mix of sound, colour and intensity, creating an almost otherworldly experience that’s not to be missed!

ice-rink

The ice rink is moving to Place De Brouckère! A transparent roof covers the rink for comfort. Skaters are supervised and the very young can skate safely in a specific area. Straps that can be placed over shoes are also available. Parents or guardians may go out onto the ice without skates if needed. Bookings aren’t necessary except for schools (contact ). The ice rink is also accessible to wheelchair users who are accompanied.
Prices : adults €9 / 12 > 17 €7 / < 12 €5 (not recommended for children under 6).

big-wheel

Another of Winter Wonders’ unmissable attractions, the big wheel offers spectacular views of Brussels and the city centre at their Christmas best. 42 capsules take visitors up 55 m. A capsule specially equipped for disabled people is also available.

Prices: adults €8 / kids (under 12 years) €5

Every year illuminations showcase the capital’s splendour during the winter period. In its seventh year, Shop by Lights is changing name and becoming Brussels by Lights. This year, the ever-expanding project includes 131 streets and arcades, including 9 new ones. In 2019, the focus will be on Laeken’s De Wand area with 28 new cables and an improved electricity supply. The city center will also be in the spotlights. In addition new areas such as Place Jardin aux Fleurs will feature a six-metre 3D star.

Brussels by Lights launches the winter season with an immersive walkthrough experience adding colour to the steps of Mont des Arts: Submergence. Designed by the British company Squidsoup, it’s coming to Brussels after dazzling London and Dubai. Visitors are plunged into an ocean of light to a backdrop of surround-sound music. The light effects create a timeless escape, seeming to combine with visitors’ body heat and become one. Each twelve-minute sequence features a clever mix of sound, colour and intensity, creating an almost otherworldly experience that’s not to be missed!

Comfortably seated in immersive motion chairs, Dream Space visitors can enjoy incredible virtual experiences: meeting mommies or dragons, visiting a haunted house, walking in space, riding on a Christmas sleigh… larger-than-life experiences for all tastes and ages!

Price: from €5

andreas-merry-rounds

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

Price: €2.50

Just seven exist in the world and only one in Europe — and it’s at Winter Wonders! Designed by an American company (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc.), the 45-m dinosaur has a ferocious appetite and gobbles up young and old, taking them on a journey featuring terrifying special effects. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Price: €4

sound-light-show

Magic Monkey has joined Sonix and Charles de Moffarts to create a 360° sound and light show on the theme of meeting new people and the benefits of interaction, which showcases the buildings on Grand-Place. Come gaze in wonder in the fairytale setting of the world’s most beautiful square, enhanced by hypnotizing light effects and an original soundtrack.

29.11 until 05. 01. Time : 8min
Mon until Thu : from 5 pm, every hour, last show at 10 pm
Fri until Sun : from 5 pm, every half hour, last show at 10.30 pm
31.12 : last show at 6 pm

Comfortably seated in immersive motion chairs, Dream Space visitors can enjoy incredible virtual experiences: meeting mommies or dragons, visiting a haunted house, walking in space, riding on a Christmas sleigh… larger-than-life experiences for all tastes and ages!

Price: from €5

andreas-merry-rounds

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

Price: €2.50

Just seven exist in the world and only one in Europe — and it’s at Winter Wonders! Designed by an American company (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc.), the 45-m dinosaur has a ferocious appetite and gobbles up young and old, taking them on a journey featuring terrifying special effects. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Price: €4

sound-light-show

Magic Monkey has joined Sonix and Charles de Moffarts to create a 360° sound and light show on the theme of meeting new people and the benefits of interaction, which showcases the buildings on Grand-Place. Come gaze in wonder in the fairytale setting of the world’s most beautiful square, enhanced by hypnotizing light effects and an original soundtrack.

29.11 until 05. 01. Time : 8min
Mon until Thu : from 5 pm, every hour, last show at 10 pm
Fri until Sun : from 5 pm, every half hour, last show at 10.30 pm
31.12 : last show at 6 pm

A brand-new video mapping showcases the stunning exterior architecture of St Catherine’s Church. With a fast-moving, colorful, graphic and original presentation, this edition’s work features the circle, a symbol of unity and the lifecycle, which has no beginning or end and is ever-changing. The projection has been designed and produced by Milosh Luczynski.

From 5 pm, every half hour.
Sunday until Thursday : last show at 10 pm
Friday & Saturday : last show at 10.30 pm
24 & 31.12 : last show at 6 pm

feerie-video-mapping

On Boulevard Anspach, the outside of Grand Casino Brussels Viage comes to life at the expert hands of Loom Prod. The award-winning producer, stages In My Opinion, a light, bright and colorful sensory experience. Created to order, the piece breaks down and rebuilds the building, showcasing the architecture by combining the charm of the handwritten with 3D effects.

From Thursday until Sunday !
From 5 pm, every half hour.
Thu & Sun : last show at 10 pm
Fri & Sat : last show at 10.30 pm

kindness-machine

This year, in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles de Montréal, visitors will be able to measure their capacity for kindness! What would happen if the algorithms of surveillance systems measured our capacity for kindness instead? This is the question asked here by Ensemble Ensemble, a collective of multidisciplinary creators. By being scanned by a huge camera, the spectator will receive a personalized prediction of their altruistic acts. A joyful invitation to reject habitual mistrust!

A brand-new video mapping showcases the stunning exterior architecture of St Catherine’s Church. With a fast-moving, colorful, graphic and original presentation, this edition’s work features the circle, a symbol of unity and the lifecycle, which has no beginning or end and is ever-changing. The projection has been designed and produced by Milosh Luczynski.

From 5 pm, every half hour.
Sunday until Thursday : last show at 10 pm
Friday & Saturday : last show at 10.30 pm
24 & 31.12 : last show at 6 pm

feerie-video-mapping

On Boulevard Anspach, the outside of Grand Casino Brussels Viage comes to life at the expert hands of Loom Prod. The award-winning producer, stages In My Opinion, a light, bright and colorful sensory experience. Created to order, the piece breaks down and rebuilds the building, showcasing the architecture by combining the charm of the handwritten with 3D effects.

From Thursday until Sunday !
From 5 pm, every half hour.
Thu & Sun : last show at 10 pm
Fri & Sat : last show at 10.30 pm

kindness-machine

This year, in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles de Montréal, visitors will be able to measure their capacity for kindness! What would happen if the algorithms of surveillance systems measured our capacity for kindness instead? This is the question asked here by Ensemble Ensemble, a collective of multidisciplinary creators. By being scanned by a huge camera, the spectator will receive a personalized prediction of their altruistic acts. A joyful invitation to reject habitual mistrust!