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Christmas markets in Belgium

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Christmas markets in Belgium
See what different Christmas markets in Belgium have to offer, including markets in Brussels, Antwerp, Liege, Verviers and more.

Winter Wonders
25 November 2011 to 1 January 2012
Centre of Brussels
Winter Wonders is laid out along a two-kilometre long festive route, every year. It features 240 chalets, an open-air skating rink, a Big Wheel and highly original roundabouts.

Every year, some 2.5 million visitors turn up to enjoy its warm and friendly atmosphere. Illuminated by thousands of lights, the event includes cultural, sporting and fun activities spread over an area between the Grand’Place and the Marché aux Poissons.

Experience the magic of the Electrabel Nights on the Grand'Place. Enjoy the winter culinary specialities along the route. Make the most of the numerous gift ideas from the artisans and traders who come from every corner of the world. Then take in the great views from atop the majestic Big Wheel, get your skates on at the open-air rink, or take a short break in the cosy surroundings of the Winter café.


Waterloo Christmas market
10 December to 11 December 2011
Christmas market on the Place de la Maison Communale and the Rue F. Libert in Waterloo.

Louvain-la-neuve Christmas events

9 December to 18 December 2011
Christmas market on the Grand-Place of LLN. More than 140 exhibitors show their gourmet products and craftsmanship. Learn more about this: www.olln.be

Antwerp Christmas and New Year
Various events and show throughout the city.
Ice rinks: 10 December 2011 until 8 January 2012, Grote Markt
Christmas market: 10 December until 27 December 2011, Groenplaats
New Year’s fireworks: 31 December, Scheldt quays

Ath: "Christmas in  the City" - Crib on the Grand-Place
18 December 2011, 10:00-19:00
7800 Ath
Tel: +32 (0) 68 26 51 74
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the Three Wise Men, the donkey, the ox and the sheep, in a simple and refined style, will once again live in the big nativity scene in front of the Town Hall.

Christmas for children in Charleroi

25 November to 24 December 2011, 11:30-22:00
Place Charles II
6000 Charleroi
Tel: +32 (0) 71 41 62 17
Young and old can freely hop on our two English busses and make different magical stops. From 11:00 to 17:00, non-stop: associations, cinemas, libraries, etc. invite you to participate to various playful and educational activities. Free of charge.

Liege, Christmas City

25 November to Wednesday 30 December 2011
Weekdays: 11:00-20:00
Weekends: 10:00-22:00
Tel.: +32 (0) 4 221 91 44
Come and discover Liège in a different way during the Christmas animations and enjoy the shows and music in a great atmosphere. The city will be brighter than ever. There will be different events for young and old: the Christmas village, the Christmas ice-skating rink, the Circus Festival,  and the Penguin Festival.

Christmas in Verviers
11 December 2011
Discover the oldest Christmas market in the region of Verviers, organised by the association Les Minières. You will find numerous traditional products: decorations, gift ideas, regional specialties. Admission free.

Noelleries - Christmas Village Namur
2 December to 30 December 2011
Place d'Armes
5000 Namur
Tel.: +32 (0) 81 24 63 33
Gifts, artisan products, gastronomy, music. Free of charge.


Christmas in Anderlecht
16 December to 18 December 2011
Friday : 17:00-22:00
Saturday : 10:00-22:00
Sunday : 10:00-20:00
Christmas market on the Place de la Vaillance in Anderlecht.

Festival 'Christmas at the Theatre'

26 December to 30 December 2011
Tel: +32 (0) 2 643 78 80
Email: info@ctej.be
Chambre des Théâtres pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse)
Avenue de la Couronne, 321
1050 Brussels
Organised by the Chambre des Théâtres pour l'Enfance et la Jeuneusse, the Festival Christmas at the Theatre reveals all its surprises to you. Numerous shows for all ages from 18 months, various types of theatre (object theatre, dance, puppets, etc.) will illuminate all of Brussels. We also offer various creations, encounters, readings, extras and animation. A festival for young and old!

Different cultural locations: Théâtre National, Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Théâtre de la Balsamine, Théâtre Marni, Théâtre La montagne magique, Centre culturel Jacques Franck, Centre culturel d'Evere (Espace Toots).


2 November 2011 - 8 January 2012
Christmas market and ice skating rinkIce skating: EUR 6 for 1 hour, skate rental included.
The Christmas market is daily open from 11:00 till 18:00 (the chalets may stay open until 22:00).
The catering stands may stay open until midnight on weekdays, until 01.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Snow Heart in Mons

3 December to 31 December 2011
Monday-Thursday: 11:00-21:00
Friday-Sunday : 11:00-23:00
7000 Mons
Tel: +32 (0) 65 40 58 85
Numerous chalets, attractions, tastings, chorals, Santa Claus, music performances every day. Like every year, the theme will be fairies and imps. Animations every weekend, an enchanting heart-shaped skating rink, a magical forest and magnificent illuminations.

31 December 2011
Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 511 90 00

Annual New Year's fire works. Magnificent pyrotechnical show to celebrate the new year! At midnight the sky over Brussels lights up with a multicoloured light show. From 23:00 musical animation before the stroke of midnight.

Petya Vetseva / Expatica 2011


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