With its Christmas market (voted best in the world in 2022), ice rink, illuminations and activities of all kinds, WINTER WONDERS is the place to be if you want to experience the magic of the festive season! If you’re a first-timer to the event, rest assured the programme is tailored to an audience from the four corners of the globe and is going to blow your mind!
The ice rink at Place De Brouckère
The WINTER WONDERS ice rink is the only open-air ice rink in Brussels, set up on Place De Brouckère for the enjoyment of young and old skaters alike. The terrace enables you to enjoy the atmosphere while overlooking the rink. Three curling rinks have been added to the ice rink this year. More information on prices and opening times.
The tree on the Grand-Place
Year after year, the fir tree takes its place on the Grand-Place in mid-November. It is enthroned right in the middle of the multicoloured sound and light show, projected onto the façades of the buildings in the world’s most beautiful square. When the festivities come to an end in January, the wood from the tree is reused to produce (for example) benches for the following year’s WINTER WONDERS or trophies for the BXL TOUR. More information on our sustainability policy.
243 traders for the best Christmas market in the world
Mulled wine, tartiflette and croustillons are the great classics, and the open terraces are the ideal place to sample these specialities at the Christmas market. The chalets offer savoury and sweet delicacies and a host of gift ideas for the festive season, and some of them are staffed by craftspeople certified by the WINTER WONDERS quality label. The market covers several sites: Black Tower, Vismet and the squares of Sainte-Catherine, de la Bourse, de la Monnaie and De Brouckère. More information about the Christmas market.
The Giant Ferris Wheel: the best view of WINTER WONDERS
At 55 metres high, the Giant Ferris Wheel takes up its winter quarters on the Vismet for a few weeks, offering a unique experience: a magnificent panoramic view of the Christmas Market. With 42 cabins, the Giant Wheel caters for PRM (specially equipped cabin). More information on prices..
All roads lead to WINTER WONDERS
Getting to WINTER WONDERS is easy: just choose the mode of transport that suits you best. Whether you use public transport, walk, use shared mobility or drive your own car, we’ll explain how to get to the city centre to access the event. Once you’ve found your route, simply use the interactive map to navigate the various WINTER WONDERS sites.
WINTER WONDERS is open every day, from 12 noon to 10 pm, in the centre of Brussels and in several of the city’s districts.