Brussels Christmas Market 2020

Winter Wonders is the beating heart of Brussels during the Christmas festivities.

  • Event Dates

    From: Friday, Nov 27th, 2020
    To: Tuesday, Jan 5th, 2021

  • Key Highlights

    • 240 wooden Christmas chalets
    • The toboggan run
    • Merry-go-round
    • Christmas season food
    • Ferris wheel
    • Ice disco
    • Decorations
    • Buzzing bars

Brussels Christmas Market – spicy scent of waffles and glühwein!

For five festive, fun-filled weeks (From 30 November 2018 till 6 January 2019 in the heart of Brussels), the cobbled streets and pretty squares of Brussels spring to life with Winter Wonders, a 2km-long stretch of snow-dusted market chalets, buzzing bars and pop-up restaurants.

Winter Wonders is the beating heart of Brussels during the Christmas festivities. The event takes place at the Grand-Place in Brussels and around the Bourse, the Place de la Monnaie, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons.

One of the highlights for Christmas shoppers are the 240 wooden Christmas chalets opened during this time. Stalls filled with swirling snow-globes, scented candles and mouth-watering chocolates stretch on for two whole kilometres in Brussels. They line the streets of Bourse, Marché aux Poissons and Place St. Catherines. These stalls look like gingerbread houses, twinkling with fairy lights and covered with ‘snow-top’ roofs. The chalets sell a variety of Christmas items, decorations, gifts and Christmas season food. Everything is open until 9pm on weeknights and 10pm on weekends.

Browse the markets for last-minute stocking-fillers, get a bird’s eye view from the top of the ferris wheel, or take a spin on the merry-go-round as the sweet, spicy scent of waffles and glühwein drifts through the chilly air..

If you are feeling brave, the toboggan run (that gets longer each year) is an absolute must. You should save some energy for the Thursday night ice disco. If that all sounds a bit taxing for a weekend break, just settle in to a cosy café with a warming bowl of carbonade flamande, a rich beef stew, to watch the world – and the ice skaters – go by. Bliss

Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action

Hotel Amigo,    Grand Place,    Marriott Hotel,    Hotel Agora.

Gay Map of Brussels

Most of the gay bars in Brussels are located in the city centre around the streets Rue du Marché au Charbon. We have found good hotels close to the gay area keeping you in the middle of all the fun.

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Recommended Apartments in Brussels

Luxe appartment
3 Bedrooms

The fully renovated and tastefully furnished apartment is located in the heart of the historic city center of Brussels. 2 steps from the main square, but in a very quiet and completely renovated building, walking distance of all points of interest.

Downtown Apartment
1 Bedroom

Downtown Brussels Apartment

In the vibrant, young, trendy Dansaert area, in the center of the city you will find Place Saint Géry. A square which is well known for his sunny bars and Thai restaurants next to the Beurs and Grand Place. You cannot be better located in Brussels!

Grand Place
1 Bedroom

All the amenities you need for your stay in Brussels combined with a fantastic location, 250 meters from Grand Place, 50 meters from Metro Station. Fast internet (& Netflix). Self check-in! UN-heritage building!. Self check- in anytime after 4pm

Spacious Apartment
1 Bedroom

Spacious apartment Brussels

The appartement is conveniently located in the heart of Brussels, right next to the Grand Place, and all major tourist attractions : The galerie de la Reine, Sainte Catherine district, The Sablon, The Royal museum etc. The apartment has been totally renovated

Video Of Brussels Christmas Market

Plaisirs d’Hiver – Winterpret 2015

The Hotel Brussels

Recommended Hotels in Brussels

Most of Brussels’ gay life centres around the Rue du Marché au Charbon (or Kolenmarkt – Brussels and its street names are bilingual: French and Flemish). We have chosen hotels within easy walking distance of the gay scene.

Forte Hotel Amigo
5 Star Luxury Option

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo



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Elegant rooms with designer features, on the corner of Grand Place with an award-winning restaurant in a picturesque historic setting.

Brussels – Grand Place
5 Star Readers Choice

Warwick Brussels



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2-minute walk from the Grand-Place and Brussels Central Station. It features free access to the fitness centre and sauna and close to the bars.

Hotel Grand Place
4 Star Perfect Location

Hotel Grand Place



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The Brussels Marriott Hotel is only 50 m from Bourse Metro Station. Rue Neuve shopping street can be found 850 m from the hotel.

Hotel Agora Brussels
3 Star Beautiful interior

Hotel Agora Brussels



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Opening in April 2016, Hotel Agora Brussels Grand Placer is housed in a historical Brussels building dating from 1696

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