Winter in Brussels is fun and it's going to stay that way! This year more than ever, getting ready for Christmas in Brussels means (Christmas) markets with all sorts on offer: traditional products, arts and crafts, food or you can keep warm in one of the marquees. There are alternative and vintage selections for everyone.
They are waiting for you everywhere in Brussels: from the cobblestones of the Grand-Place to the paths of its leafy suburbs or the enchanting setting of a fairy-tale castle.
They will take you to Sweden and to Japan. Follow the guide...
Winter wonders @ Bruxelles - 24/11> 31/12/2017
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.
Japan rolls out its tatamis for you and lights up the façade of Saint Catherine’s church to celebrate the beauty of 150 years of Belgian-Japanese friendship.
And if you really want to see something, go to the Grand Place, measure your height against the 22 metres of majestic pine and get carried away by the dazzling show of light and sound.
Marché de Noël @ Boitsfort - 30/11>03/12/2017
The venue for the first Christmas market of the season is in the heart of Boitsfort.
Fall in love with the original, hand-crafted gifts in 2 huge luxurious marquees. Festive atmosphere guaranteed, night markets and ... Father Christmas in person!
By all/for all :
Christmas markets run by voluntary organisations and businesses with sheltered workshops where everyone is included.
These different craftsmen will share their creations and their know-how.
Escale asbl & Citeco @ Schaerbeek - 01>03/12/2017
Christmas walk and craft market for gifts and an experience that are out of the ordinary!
Sweden/ Swedish Market @ Etterbeek - 24>26/11/2017
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!
In the warm
Christmas Market @ Ixelles - Place Flagey - 08>10/12/2017
The biggest indoor Christmas market in Brussels awaits at Place Flagey with craft workers from all over Belgium, France, Germany and Hungary with a selection of original gifts, activities and food section! It’s simply magic…
Xmas Festival @Woluwé-St-Pierre - 13>17/12/2017
A Russian nesting doll of a Christmas market: nice and warm under canvas, with a circuit of cabins around the emblematic Place Dumon to light up your Christmas shopping. And then a plastic arts festival and an abundance of activities...
Alternative, ethical, vintage
Ateliers des Tanneurs Christmas Market @ Brussels - 08>10/12/2017
A Christmas Market unlike the rest to take you away to a magical world.
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 @ Saint-Gilles - 10 & 17/12/2017
Come and enjoy the fourth edition of the La Tricoterie Christmas Craft Market at Saint Gilles. A fair trade market that supports local craft workers.
Some twenty exhibitors will give you a warm welcome and show you recycled costume jewellery, textile creations for children and adults, original lighting, hand-crafted decorations, leather accessories, fair trade clothes… and don't forget to enjoy a traditional brunch while you're there, as well as the various organised activities.
X-MAS SHOP 10-12 @ Bruxelles - tbc
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.
MAKER.STREET: Urban Crafts, the platform for young makers @ Bruxelles -tbc
Maker.Street gives you the opportunity to see the work of this year's 32 Urban Crafters via the Vitrinexpo in the shop windows of Brussels 'artisans' street Lakensestraat / Lakensestraat. A pop-up shop in leather craftsmanship renowned studio Niyona lets you buy the creations of the young makers. New this year is the headquarters LKN, Where on the occasion of the Maker.Street empty bar Tropicana is Transformed into the headquarters, workspace and meeting points of Urban Crafts.