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The most beautiful Christmas markets in Belgium

Germany is not the only European country known for its beautiful Christmas chalets. In the run-up to the festive season, the Belgian streets are lit up with Christmas lights, choirs, wooden Christmas chalets, carousels, chocolates and sweets. Whether you want to buy Christmas gifts for your loved ones, sip glühwein or eat handicrafts, take a photo with Father Christmas or simply stroll through the streets, the Belgian Christmas markets are not to be missed!

Start Christmas in a magical way. In Belgium, you are sure to find the perfect Christmas cottage to explore, and all within easy reach of France! In this article, we present you the 3 most beautiful Christmas markets in Belgium.

1- The Brussels Christmas market: original and popular

Voted Europe's most original Christmas market by British tour operators, Brussels' Winter Wonders Christmas market is very popular in Belgium (and Europe!). It is huge and stretches for more than 2.5 kilometres in the city centre. It is a must-see if you are in Belgium during the Christmas period.

Stroll through the glittering illuminations of the Grand Palais and the beautiful St Catherine's beach and pass hundreds of Christmas chalets, all decorated like gingerbread houses in fairy tales. You will find unique animations in this Christmas market such as a huge Ice Monster of more than 40 meters long, devouring small children as well as adults every year! Don't forget to buy unique gifts, and to treat yourself in the many artisanal Christmas chalets!

2- Bruges Christmas Market: medieval, bright and family-friendly

Bruges, also known as the "Venice of the North", has the must-see Christmas chalet if you visit Belgium in December. What about discovering a bright Christmas market in the middle of a city with incredible medieval architecture and charmingly intimate cobbled streets? To hear the sound of horse-drawn carriages on the cobblestones, to smell the sweet smells of hot chocolate, hot waffles, and of course, good Belgian beer? All this while strolling through the Market Square, overlooked by the Belfry of Bruges, the medieval bell tower seemingly king of the picturesque square. A little romantic, it's also the perfect place to walk around with children, with the ice rink and the spectacular ice and snow sculpture festival taking place every day in the Christmas chalet.

3- Liege: traditional and festive Christmas chalets

The oldest and largest Christmas village in Belgium is located in the south-eastern part of the country. On the German side, you will find the traditional side of the pretzel country!

As you enter the district from the west, you will see a giant teddy bear in a decorative box. Then, around a bend in the road, you can admire the open-air Ferris wheel overlooking the Christmas market festivities.

For thirty years, Liège has been hosting this sublime Christmas village where more than two million visitors come every year. More than 200 Christmas chalets offer Walloon and French handicrafts, as well as specialities such as marzipan, black pudding and savoury treats. But also sweet treats, such as the famous Liège waffle! As for entertainment, you can choose between the Ferris wheel, the ice rink, the toboggan run for children and adults, and choirs, music groups and folk dancing on the main stage. In any case, whether you are a gourmet or a Christmas gift lover, you will find everything you need in this traditional Christmas market!

We hope that you will also discover these beautiful Christmas villages in Belgium! Are you a Christmas vendor or restaurateur? If you are looking for a Christmas chalet, we can rent you a folding Christmas chalet for your events. Easy and quick to assemble, environmentally friendly, find out more about our rental and sales of folding Christmas chalets on our website.


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