Christmas lights in Brussels

Christmas lights in Brussels

Each year, at the dawn of winter, a magical wind blows through Brussels.  

This winter, the capital of Europe will once again radiate in the hue of countless colourful Christmas lights. Fireworks will blaze through the sky, high above the many Christmas markets. Come and enjoy the sound and light show on the Grand Place and discover the Christmas markets. See the impressive fireworks spectacle on New Year's Day, or pay a visit to the Bright Brussels Festival. This article offers you an overview of the lighting installations that you absolutely cannot miss. 

  • City lights

    When the evening falls, the streets of Brussels light up to form a magnificent urban landscape. From the Rue Neuve to the Louise district, tinsel and decorations illuminate the shop windows. Every year, shopkeepers succeed in creating something special.

  • Grand Place - a spectacle of light and sound

    The most beautiful square in the world becomes a stage, set with an enormous pine tree and the magical sound and light spectacle of the Brussels' Winter Wonders all around you. An enchanted enclave in the midst of the Christmas madness.

  • Christmas markets

    The many Christmas market stalls that pop up in all Brussels neighbourhoods warm the hearts of their visitors. An ideal opportunity to find the proper Christmas gifts and decorations.

  • Fireworks

    To end the year in style, nothing beats a splashing fireworks display. At the foot of the Atomium or with a view on the Brussels skyline from Place Poelaert... In Brussels, 2019 will start with a bang!

  • Bright Brussels

    Just when you think the winter twilight will never end, Bright Brussels lights up the city. From 13 to 16 February 2020, various installations offer a free, fascinating and interactive guided tour through the streets of Brussels. Let there be light!