When do Christmas markets open in Belgium this year?
If you’re trying to research the answer to this question, you may have run into some trouble… that’s because the opening dates for Christmas markets in Belgium vary by town, city & region.
That’s why we created this page for you, so you can peep the opening dates for Belgium’s Christmas Markets quickly and at a glance.
We hope you find it helpful!
This list is by no means exhaustive, and includes mainly bigger Christmas markets that we could find official websites and dates for. Let us know in the comments if you have any more we should add.
NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2023!
Belgium Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023
As of now, only some dates for Belgium’s 2023 Christmas markets have been officially announced or confirmed.
Below, you’ll find a table summarizing the dates that we know of so far.
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|Location||Christmas Market Name||2023 Dates||Official Website||Hotels|
|Antwerp||Antwerp Christmas Market||Dec 8 - Jan 7, 2024||Official Website|
|Arlon||Marché de Noël Solidaire||Dec 8 - 10|
Dec 15 - 17
|Bassenge||Artisanal Craft Market at the Wonck Caves||Official Website|
|Beloeil||Beloeil Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Binche||Binche Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Bruges||Bruges Christmas Market & Winter Glow||Nov 24 - Jan 7, 2024||Official Website|
|Brussels||Brussels Winter Wonders||Nov 24 - Dec 31||Official Website|
|Charleroi||Charleroi Christmas Village||Official Website|
|Durbuy||Durbuy Christmas Market and Ice Rink||Official Website|
|Enghien||Enghien Christmas Market||Dec 15 - 17||Official Website|
|Eupen||Eupen Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Ghent||Ghent Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Hasselt||Winterland Hasselt||Nov 17 - Jan 7, 2024||Official Website|
|Houyet||Marché de Noël de Houyet||Official Website|
|Leuven||Leuven Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Liège||Liège Christmas Village||Official Website|
|Maredsous Abbey||Marché de Noël de Maredsous||Official Website|
|Mons||Mons: Coeur en Neige||Official Website|
|Namur||Namur Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Ostend||Winter in het Park||Official Website|
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8 thoughts on “Belgium Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023: Officially Confirmed!”
Thank you for your great effort, appreciated.
You’re very welcome!
Thank you so much for your heads-up: I will surely be out there visiting them after 2 years away. Ex-shapians…
Thank you for the effort to sum it up!
Do you know if Christmas market decorations could light up earlier? before the Christmas Markets actually starts?
I’m planning a trip to Antwerp and Ghent from 27th of Nov to 1st of Dec.
Hi Christian, you’re very welcome! Thanks so much for the comment. We can’t say with 100% certainty as we aren’t the official organizers, but your trip dates are close enough to the start of Xmas markets that we think there should be at least a few festive decorations around during your visit, especially in retail areas.
Even if not, both cities are beautiful without festive decor (we’ve visited many times). We hope you have a great visit, and fingers crossed the decorations will be up by the time you arrive! PS don’t miss the interior of the train station in Antwerp – it’s really spectacular.
I nead a telephone number or adresse e mail for christmas market ghent
Thankyou very much
Hi Riadh, we are not the official organizers of the event, but we would recommend getting in touch with https://visit.gent.be/en 🙂 They are the people responsible for tourism related queries. Hope that helps!
thanks so much for the post