A sackload of festive events are available at Winter Wonders. Give them a try!

Opening Winter Wonders

26.11 at 12h00

  • Grand-Place

Winter Wonders is opening its doors at 12 noon on Friday 26 November.

Given the uncertain health and safety conditions, the late afternoon launch event on the same day will include the Christmas tree lights switch-on on Grand-Place followed by this year’s first sound and light show.

It’s also an opportunity to showcase this edition’s new additions and some particularly striking installations.

More details will follow given the changing health situation.

Launch Brussels by lights

  • Rond-point Esplanade Schuman

Info coming soon

Winter Vox

Saturday & Sunday
15h30 - 19h00

  • Black Tower
For the fifth edition of Winter Vox, Winter Wonders is again collaborating with Bozar Singing Brussels and À Chœur Joie. Three ensembles of professionals or amateurs are staging recitals featuring Christmas carols, gospel, hymns or a more pop and contemporary repertoire every Saturday and Sunday.

at the Black Tower, behind St Catherine’s Church

15:30 to 19:00 every Saturday and Sunday from 27/11 to 19/12

World aids day

13h00 - 20h00

The AIDS Prevention platform and its partners are again campaigning on World AIDS Day, Wednesday 1 December, with red ribbons and condoms handed out at Winter Wonders from 13:00 to 20:00.

A festive programme is coming to Rue Marché aux Poulets: Brazilian percussion, juggling, a photo booth, bowling in a giant condom… and free HIV screening.

It’s an opportunity too to launch a new campaign to tackle discrimination against people with HIV.


11h00 - 21h00

  • Grand-Place

Staying true to the tradition and drawing on its long experience, Make-A-Wish Belgium works to grant the wishes of seriously ill children, bringing them strength and joy.

At the foot of the stunning Christmas tree on Grand-Place, you can buy a magic star and write down one of your hopes or dreams.


Saturday 18.12, de 11 to 21.

Make-A-Wish Belgium South

Light parades

Saturday 4, 11, 18 & 25 December 18h00-20h00

  • De Brouckère, Bourse, la monnaie

Sparkling light parades wind their way through the city centre’s streets to dazzle visitors.

Brass Bands

Every Thursday
18h00 - 20h00

Popular, intergenerational and entertaining, five brass bands bring groove and tempo to Winter Wonders, performing upbeat, mood-lifting music.