ABOUT CHRISTIAN MARKET

Located in the heart of Brussels, the Winter Wonders Christmas market, one of the most popular in Europe, is the perfect mix of tradition and modernity. Over five weeks, 250 wood chalets are filling the city centre, offering the ideal opportunity to (re)discover our beautiful capital in winter. They present treasures to delight curious eyes and tickle foodies’ taste buds: you can try specialities from around the world and pick up original gifts to give or keep. After dark, fairytale lights, colourful decorations and the welcoming atmosphere help create magical moments.

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Christmas Market

Located in the heart of Brussels, the Winter Wonders Christmas market, one of the most popular in Europe, is the perfect mix of tradition and modernity. Over five weeks, 250 wood chalets are filling the city centre, offering the ideal opportunity to (re)discover our beautiful capital in winter. They present treasures to delight curious eyes and tickle foodies’ taste buds: you can try specialities from around the world and pick up original gifts to give or keep. After dark, fairytale lights, colourful decorations and the welcoming atmosphere help create magical moments.

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This year, the town of Stavelot is giving the City of Brussels a beautiful tree in recognition of its support following the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. It will take pride of place in the centre of Grand-Place, making that exceptional location one of the Winter Wonders’ many unmissable attractions. Forming part of Hautes Fagnes National Park and crossing Haute Amblève Valley, Stavelot is one of Haute Ardenne’s green spaces. Of the 8,500 hectares it covers, 49.7% are forested, giving some eight million trees! The entire Stavelot forest is PEFC(*) certified. The Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) that will take pride of place in the centre of Brussels is around fifty years old and has reached maturity. Two young plants are growing at its feet, ensuring that it will live on. With the land owner’s permission, the town of Stavelot will also plant a Nordmann of the same quality. After been freshly cut the day before, the tree will be transported to the capital in a special convoy and positioned on 21 November, alongside the traditional life-size Nativity scene.

pavilion-leffe

In the very heart of Winter Wonders, Leffe is providing a warm atmosphere to savour the different varieties of its unique beer. This is your chance to taste the famous brewery’s full range and learn more about its origins or brewing process, which results from Leffe’s unique heritage and passionate brewers. And during Winter Wonders, Leffe has surprises in store for curious visitors!

For the past five years, a quality accreditation has identified Winter Wonders’ artisan producers. This year, around thirty accredited craftsmen share the expertise and passion behind their finest creations.

The City of Brussels and the organizers have clearly stated their ambition to reduce the amount of waste generated by public events and so improve litter levels. Therefore, a system of reusable cups was introduced during Winter Wonders three years ago: wine glasses, champagne flutes and other recipients are replaced by reusable cups. A €1 deposit is required for each cup. The initiative cuts the amount of waste by around two tonnes.

christmas-tree

This year, the town of Stavelot is giving the City of Brussels a beautiful tree in recognition of its support following the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. It will take pride of place in the centre of Grand-Place, making that exceptional location one of the Winter Wonders’ many unmissable attractions. Forming part of Hautes Fagnes National Park and crossing Haute Amblève Valley, Stavelot is one of Haute Ardenne’s green spaces. Of the 8,500 hectares it covers, 49.7% are forested, giving some eight million trees! The entire Stavelot forest is PEFC(*) certified. The Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) that will take pride of place in the centre of Brussels is around fifty years old and has reached maturity. Two young plants are growing at its feet, ensuring that it will live on. With the land owner’s permission, the town of Stavelot will also plant a Nordmann of the same quality. After been freshly cut the day before, the tree will be transported to the capital in a special convoy and positioned on 21 November, alongside the traditional life-size Nativity scene.

pavilion-leffe

In the very heart of Winter Wonders, Leffe is providing a warm atmosphere to savour the different varieties of its unique beer. This is your chance to taste the famous brewery’s full range and learn more about its origins or brewing process, which results from Leffe’s unique heritage and passionate brewers. And during Winter Wonders, Leffe has surprises in store for curious visitors!

For the past five years, a quality accreditation has identified Winter Wonders’ artisan producers. This year, around thirty accredited craftsmen share the expertise and passion behind their finest creations.

The City of Brussels and the organizers have clearly stated their ambition to reduce the amount of waste generated by public events and so improve litter levels. Therefore, a system of reusable cups was introduced during Winter Wonders three years ago: wine glasses, champagne flutes and other recipients are replaced by reusable cups. A €1 deposit is required for each cup. The initiative cuts the amount of waste by around two tonnes.

This year, a few changes lead to an all-new space that serves as the perfect bridge between Place de la Monnaie and the Vismet: Place De Brouckère. Recently pedestrianized, it hosts the ice rink as well as numerous chalets and six covered seating areas to create a warm and welcoming village. Just nearby, opposite the post office at the start of Boulevard Anspach, numerous stalls, including artisans, get mouths watering with gourmet food, gift ideas and covered, heated seating areas.

For those coming from Grand-Place, the first Christmas market chalets behind and in Rue de la Bourse delights visitors with all manner of treats and gift ideas. A few stalls are held by Belgian artisans who have long been involved in the Christmas market.

Now a hotspot with visitors, Place de la Monnaie has been modernized to welcome The Dome. The 360° high-tech installation features modern technologies and stage various immersive shows aimed at a very wide audience. The rich and varied programme transforms Place de la Monnaie into a forum for discovery and interaction where visitors can also enjoy a portion of fries or delicious hot drink. Plus our confectioner have created a unique Christmas scene stretching over 50 sq. m.

Located behind St Catherine’s Church, the Black Tower is one of the best preserved remains of Brussels’s first fortifications, which were built in the early thirteenth century. It’s become an important part of Winter Wonders, hosting a small but perfectly formed Christmas village. With maple-based foodstuffs and other typical products with inimitable flavours, Quebec fills several spaces selling the legendary Poutine and other treats. This magical corner is also filled by a few Mongolian stallholders, who present their culinary specialties as well as arts and crafts in a spectacular yurt. On this quaint square, an igloo-shaped stage hosts choirs that sing out loud and proud, only adding to the magical location.

This year, a few changes lead to an all-new space that serves as the perfect bridge between Place de la Monnaie and the Vismet: Place De Brouckère. Recently pedestrianized, it hosts the ice rink as well as numerous chalets and six covered seating areas to create a warm and welcoming village. Just nearby, opposite the post office at the start of Boulevard Anspach, numerous stalls, including artisans, get mouths watering with gourmet food, gift ideas and covered, heated seating areas.

For those coming from Grand-Place, the first Christmas market chalets behind and in Rue de la Bourse delights visitors with all manner of treats and gift ideas. A few stalls are held by Belgian artisans who have long been involved in the Christmas market.

Now a hotspot with visitors, Place de la Monnaie has been modernized to welcome The Dome. The 360° high-tech installation features modern technologies and stage various immersive shows aimed at a very wide audience. The rich and varied programme transforms Place de la Monnaie into a forum for discovery and interaction where visitors can also enjoy a portion of fries or delicious hot drink. Plus our confectioner have created a unique Christmas scene stretching over 50 sq. m.

Located behind St Catherine’s Church, the Black Tower is one of the best preserved remains of Brussels’s first fortifications, which were built in the early thirteenth century. It’s become an important part of Winter Wonders, hosting a small but perfectly formed Christmas village. With maple-based foodstuffs and other typical products with inimitable flavours, Quebec fills several spaces selling the legendary Poutine and other treats. This magical corner is also filled by a few Mongolian stallholders, who present their culinary specialties as well as arts and crafts in a spectacular yurt. On this quaint square, an igloo-shaped stage hosts choirs that sing out loud and proud, only adding to the magical location.