Every December, the heart of the capital is filled with light and hosts a huge range of activities and entertainment. Winter Wonders is clearly the major Brussels event of the end of the year. It makes the city a very popular tourist destination during Christmas and New Year and plays an important economic role.
Around 260 chalets line a 2.5-km fairytale route in the city centre, which is visited by around 3 million people each year. A large ice-skating rink comes to Place de Brouckère, delighting tens of thousands of thrill seekers. Throughout the event, all eyes are on the unique sound and light show at the Grand-Place, with pride of place given to the spectacular Christmas tree.
Light installations, a big wheel, carousels, delicious food, brass bands… are just some of the activities and attractions loved by young and old.
Since 2001, Winter Wonders makes the heart of the Belgian capital sparkle with thousands of festive lights during the holiday season.
On top of original food chalets, this unmissable event organized by the City of Brussels offers a rich program, amazing attractions and qualitative animation.
It’s in a cozy and intimate atmosphere that the people of Brussels and visitors from all over (re)discover the great abundance of heritage of the capital.
Favorizing short circuits and efficient solutions for recycling and eco-responsibility, the event subscribes to a dynamic of transition toward a fairer and more durable world.
At the crossroad of cultures, history and generations, Winter Wonders reflects the diversity of Brussels and advocates openness and generosity.
It’s without a doubt the unmissable event of the holiday season in Brussels !