Christmas Markets of Belgium

November 11, 2014


There are festive markets all over Europe, but some of the most famous are in Belgium. Here are a selection of some of our favourite Belgian Christmas markets, if you hop across to the continent with your car then you could even visit all of them! Whether you’d like a chocolate treat or to experience a traditional Belgian Christmas culture, these three markets are a must-stop to put even the biggest stooge in the Christmas spirit. Give them a go – you’ll be able to pick up unique Christmas presents for friends & family of all ages.


Every year, the town centre of Bruges is packed with hundreds and hundreds of market stalls, set out all over its already-charming streets, turning them into fairtyale plazas. Most of the stands sell traditional wooden toys for children, confectionery, gifts, jewellery and more. There is also an outdoor ice-rink, horses and carts and fairground rides for children. All the while, the scent of honey waffle biscuits and other classic Belgian food hangs in the air.


The famous Winter Wonders market takes place every Christmas in Brussels and is regularly described as the most original Christmas market in Europe. Living up to Brussels’ reputation as the centre of European politics, the market includes stalls from all over the continent as well as an ice-rink, a big wheel and a sound and light show.

The stalls sell everything from traditional toys and gifts, locally-sourced food, leather work and other handicrafts so you’re sure to find something interesting to take home this Christmas!


Located in the city’s beautiful Grote Markt, stalls are decorated as mini Swiss chalets. The market is cosy, with approximately 35 stalls, plus an ice rink, fairground attractions, carol concerts, and seasonal performances. The whole city is also illuminated to create an enchanting and festive atmosphere that will not be forgotten.

6 comments on “Christmas Markets of Belgium”

Sophie Hoult

November 14, 2014 16:53

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Daniel James

October 14, 2019 11:05

I still remember that Christmas eve when i was 18 years old at Belgium all the markets is decorated with full of lights and the gloming trees still saved in my eyes i never forget that moment. Best Regards,

Amy Abbott

October 18, 2019 05:04

With a large part of the center of Brussels that is without a vehicle, the Brussels Christmas market grows from the Grand Place until Place St. Catherine, additionally including the Vismarkt, de avenues around the Beurs and the Muntplein. It has an ice-skating arena, a Ferris wheel, a light show, a gigantic Christmas tree.

Ben Davies

December 18, 2019 03:49

Belgium have the best Christmas markets in the world. These markets are full of lights and tourist travel there mainly purpose for Christmas. website:


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