Winter Wonders Christmas Market transforms the center of Brussels into a fairytale town. From late November through early January, over 2 million people visit one of the most beautiful winter markets, held on the majestic Grand-Place or Grote Markt in Brussels. This UNESCO heritage site dates back to the 17th century, with baroque and neo-gothic facades accentuated by the amazing holiday illumination.
Brussels Christmas Market features over 200 stalls, an impressive Christmas tree with a huge nativity scene, a Ferris wheel, and an ice rink. Kids would certainly appreciate old-fashioned carousels and various entertainment. The market is open from noon to 10 pm daily.
One of the Winter Wonders' highlights is the nightly sound and light show when the buildings on Grand Place are turned into works of art. The 360° audio-visual experience will surely take your breath away! The show starts at 5 pm and runs every hour during weekdays and every half-hour during weekends. In addition, every year Brussels presents new illuminated art installations, laser projections, and various innovations, which complement the traditional Christmas themes.
Winter Wonders is not just a place for Christmas shopping and indulging in favorite market foods. It's an immersive awe-inspiring experience that is among the most popular free winter festivals in Europe.