Brussels Christmas Market

Served by the Eurostar, the Brussels Christmas market is the perfect choice for a quick winter getaway. This traditional city is popular with tourists all year round but even more so during the festive period. Brussels' charming streets and squares are transformed into a winter wonderland with a quaint Christmas market at its festive centre. See the beauty of the Grand Place illuminated by hundreds of exquisite stalls selling local specialities.

The Christmas markets in Brussels, with its 240 wooden stalls, located between the picturesque Place Ste Catherine, the Marché aux Poissons and the Stock Exchange, is not the only highlight. Marvel at the stunning baroque façades, gold-trimmed guild houses and the famous Town Hall as they shimmer with festive garlands. Have a look at the classic Nativity scene and the towering Christmas tree. The many choirs, artists, bands and Christmas concerts complete the holiday ambience that thrills visitors every year.

The Christmas markets in Brussels are popular with those visiting the Bruges Christmas markets and the Christmas markets in Ghent, as the city provides excellent rail links to the surrounding towns and cities.

Additional Information

Nearby markets worth visiting

  • Bruges: 1 hour.
  • Antwerp: 45 minutes.
  • Aachen: 1 hour 15 minutes.


Useful information

  • Flight time from London: 1hr 15min
  • Airport: The Airport train station is located below the terminal and up to 4 trains an hour connect to Brussels and other parts of Belgium. Journey time to the centre is 17 minutes.
  • Eurostar Railway Station: Brussels-Midi is serviced by two metro lines with connections to other parts of Brussels.
  • From London to Brussels by Eurostar: Approx. 2hrs
  • Currency: Euro
Hotel Recommendations

NH Atlanta Hotel 4*

The rooftop terrace at this hotel offers wonderful views of the city. It is located within walking distance of the city's most historical sights. The hotel is parallel to Brussels's most famous shopping district and within walking distance of the Manneken Pis.


IBIS Brussels Centre Ste-Catherine 3*

Located close to the Grand Place, the hotel boasts modern simple rooms as well as a bar and sauna.

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