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Brussels Christmas market 2021 is five festive, fun-filled weeks, running from 26 November 2021 to 02 January 2022. The cobbled streets and pretty squares of Brussels spring to life with Winter Wonders, a 2 km-long stretch of snow-dusted market chalets, buzzing bars and pop-up restaurants.
Browse the Christmas market in Brussels 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.
The Brussels Christmas market takes place on and around Grand-Place, Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons.
Travel in style and hop on Eurostar direct from London St Pancras and arrive in just over 2 hours, making it the perfect day trip or weekend getaway.
For a great experience during Christmas in Brussels head to the Grand Place to see the massive Christmas tree and a magical music and light show. You’ll find merry-go-rounds on Place Sainte-Catherine and the big wheel and ice rink at Marché aux Poissons
If all this activity has got you feeling a bit peckish, settle in to a cosy café with a warming bowl of carbonade flamande, a rich beef stew, to watch the world go by. Even better, buy some warm, chocolatey waffles from a stand and eat them as you browse the hundreds of brightly lit stands. Bliss.
The biggest indoor Christmas market in Brussels is on Place Flagey. Here you’ll find craft workers from all over Belgium, France, Germany and Hungary, so it’s a great place to find original gifts and stocking fillers.
If you are in Brussels between 14 and 19 December 2021, head to the Xmas festival on Place Dumon in the Wouluwe-Saint-Pierre district. The Christmas village is housed in a massive, heated marquee so the weather won’t be a problem and, with more than 130 stands, you should find everything you need to keep the family happy on Christmas morning.
The perfect place for a romantic Christmas break, and just 3 hrs 30 mins from London.
Ideal for a day trip, you can be browsing Lille Christmas market in just 1 hr 30 mins from London.
The oldest Christmas market in Europe and one of the prettiest.
A little further afield, but well worth the trip for its traditional, festive atmosphere.