Bruxelles Port de Mer - ASBL

Association of Merchants and Residents of the Fish Market and St. Catherine (stcath)

The Christmas Market of Winter Pleasures Saint Catherine Square

Christmas market

The Brussels Christmas Market located in the city center on Place Sainte-Catherine has a great modernism and a rich tradition. Still called Winter Pleasures, the Christmas market is the perfect place to go out with family, friends or a couple when you are looking for Christmas dreams, discoveries and gift ideas. This place is full of wonders and treasures that will amaze your eyes and your taste buds.

Presentation of the Saint Catherine's Square Christmas Market
Every December, the Winter Wonders Christmas Market takes place every year for five weeks in the city center of Brussels. 250 wooden chalets divided into several spots invest the place in winter and are full of colorful decorations, fairy lights, a friendly and warm atmosphere ideal to share magic moments with your family. The market is nearly 2.5 km long and allows you to discover the history, heritage, shops, restaurants and good addresses of Brussels.
Winter Wonders are visited by more than two million visitors each year and are a good place for tourism. The market has received the "Best European Christmas Market" award, making it one of the most popular Christmas markets. The festive atmosphere of the market is therefore unmissable in winter and offers plenty of activities and activities completely free.

Activities and animations available
At the Winter Wonders, there are Christmas activities such as rides, big wheels, an ice rink located at the Place de la Monnaie, light and sound animations with a huge Christmas tree 22 meters high on the Grand-Place, a traveling village or Winter Pop, choirs or Winter Vix at the Black Tower, etc. We can also attend video-mapping sessions that take place from 5 pm to 10:30 pm, which are light projections on downtown buildings, including St. Catherine Church, the Grand Casino Brussels Viage.
Mini-shows are also present everywhere in the market. Between the Stock Exchange and the Place de Brouckère, it is possible to attend immersive audiovisual performances, film screenings, theme nights, concerts and programming entirely dedicated to families and children.
As a result, families will be able to attend a Smurf Experience on Place Sainte-Catherine or an immersive experience in the Van Gogh universe. A crèche is also present on the Grand-Place to recall the Christian character of the party. A few meters away, we have aurora borealis from the far north. Winter Pleasures are also a place to enjoy excellent cheap dishes.
In addition to burgers, tartiflettes, quiches and local specialties, you can also enjoy fish and seafood such as oysters. Wine lovers will be able to drink mulled wine, but also champagne. Shopping stalls are convenient for buying gifts and souvenirs. It is advisable to cover oneself with a scarf, a hat and gloves especially to ride on the Ferris wheel or for a night visit.