If you want to get into the Christmas spirit of Brussels, be sure to visit one of the many Christmas markets. They are without a doubt as diversified as the city in which they are held.
There is ample choice of Christmas markets, it all depends on what you are looking for. Do you fancy something traditional, artisanal, gastronomic or what you will, as long as you remain covered under a tent? Fond of alternative and vintage markets? The Brussels Christmas markets have something in store for everyone.
And they can be found all over the city: from the cobblestones of the Grand Place to the lanes of the green city quarters, even in the enchanting surroundings of a fairytale castle!
We are happy to present you our selection of Brussels Christmas markets.
Traditional Christmas markets
Winter wonders @ Bruxelles - 30/11>06/01/2019
Credit where credit is due, the beating heart of Brussels is in Plaisirs d’Hiver and its cosy cabins. On foot, by bicycle or by the metro, experience the pleasant dizziness of the big wheel, seek out the chilly pleasures of the ice rink, find all the must-have gifts, fall under the spell of the mulled wine, experience the aromas and flavours of here and elsewhere.
26th Christmas market in castle Karreveld - 07 > 09/12/2018
On a weekend in December, the Karreveld Castle is welcoming artists and craftsmen in what can only be described as a magical setting. This is an ideal opportunity to browse through the Christmas stalls to find the one with that particular local speciality you fancy that much. And if you like oohing and aahing with everyone else: on Saturday 08/12 at 8pm there will be a big fireworks display!
Magical Christmas market in Anderlecht - 14 > 16/12/2018
This enchanting Christmas market is located at the majestic Place de la Vaillance in Anderlecht. In addition to the seasonal tastings and the artworks of passionate craftsmen, something special can be found every single day: the grand opening by Santa Claus himself, a concert in the Collegial Church of Saint Peter and Saint Guido, entertainment for the youngest and a magnificent fireworks display for everyone!
Covered Christmas markets
Christmas Market Ixelles - 07>09/12/2018
Can’t stand the weather? Rain or snow, Brussels' largest Christmas Market awaits you on Flagey Square (covered by a warm tent!). A large selection of artisans from all over Belgium, France, Germany and Hungary will be putting on display loads of original gifts and lots of treats for gourmets.
Huge Christmas market in Watermael-Boitsfort - 29/11 > 02/12/2018
The large Christmas market in Boitsfort is a perfect place for Christmas cocooning. Come and wander through the huge tents, enjoy the warm surroundings, find the perfect gifts to put under the tree and don’t forget to kiss Santa goodbye.
Xmas Festival in Woluwé-St-Pierre - 12>16/12/2018
An original and varied Christmas Market that stretches around the beautiful, renovated Place Dumon, which will sparkle in thousands of lights. The quality, originality and authenticity will show through your Christmas purchases. And do not forget to visit the exhibition of the plastic artists!
Christmas markets get you in the holiday spirit
Finnish Christmas market in Etterbeek - 28/11> 02/12/2018 & 05>09/12/2018
The Christmas market of l'Église Finlandaise des Marins is back in Brussels! Once again this year, this market offers a wide range of gift ideas of Scandinavian origin: design tableware, wooden objects, Finnish culinary specialities.... A trip to Finland without leaving Brussels?
Sweden/ Swedish Market in Etterbeek - 23>25/11/2018
Christmas preparations like you’ve never seen them! You’ll have trouble choosing from handicrafts, textiles, cute elves and decorated candlesticks.
Irresistible edible specialities on the menu: Swedish dishes, hot bread and mulled wine, tomatoes and famous Swedish sweets... And the icing on the cake: a Christmas/St. Lucy’s day wreath workshop!
Alternative, ethical and vintage Christmas markets
Ateliers des Tanneurs Christmas Market - 08 & 09/12/2018
A Christmas market that focuses on ecology and sustainability, located in the Marolles district. Craft workers and designers give objects a new lease of life or work on recyclable materials.
Ecology, nature, citizens of planet Earth, slow living, food trucks and a relaxation corner.
Christmas craft market at La Tricoterie in Saint-Gilles - 09 & 16/12/2018
This Christmas market dedicated to knitwork supports local and honest craftsmanship. Recycled jewelry, textile creations, original lighting, decoration, leather accessories but also a traditional brunch and live animation.
X-MAS SHOP 10-12 - 01>24/12/2018
X-mas shop is an alternative market bringing together designers proposing a selection of their work for sale to celebrate the end of the year.
An opportunity for your own pleasure and to find that original gift. Openings : 7/7 from 1pm to 7pm
Christmas Designers Market in Halles Saint-Géry – 09/12/2018
At the Christmas Designers Market you will definitely find the most original gift! More than 50 designers will give you a warm welcome at the Halles Saint-Géry, where they present their creations.