Belgium Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023: Officially Confirmed!

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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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LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
AntwerpAntwerp Christmas MarketDec 8 - Jan 7, 2024Official Website
ArlonMarché de Noël SolidaireDec 8 - 10
Dec 15 - 17
Official Website
BassengeArtisanal Craft Market at the Wonck CavesOfficial Website
BeloeilBeloeil Christmas MarketOfficial Website
BincheBinche Christmas MarketDec 8 - 17Official Website
BrugesBruges Christmas Market & Winter GlowNov 24 - Jan 7, 2024Official Website
BrusselsBrussels Winter WondersNov 24 - Dec 31Official Website
CharleroiCharleroi Christmas VillageOfficial Website
DurbuyDurbuy Christmas Market and Ice RinkOfficial Website
EnghienEnghien Christmas MarketDec 15 - 17Official Website
EupenEupen Christmas MarketDec 15 - 17Official Website
GhentGhent Christmas MarketDec 7 - 31Official Website
HasseltWinterland HasseltNov 17 - Jan 7, 2024Official Website
HouyetMarché de Noël de HouyetOfficial Website
LeuvenLeuven Christmas MarketOfficial Website
LiègeLiège Christmas VillageNov 24 - Dec 30Official Website
Maredsous Abbey
Marché de Noël de MaredsousNov 17 - Dec 25Official Website
MonsMons: Coeur en NeigeDec 2 - 31Official Website
NamurNamur Christmas MarketDec 1 - 31Official Website
OstendWinter in het ParkOfficial Website

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Do you know of a confirmed Belgian Christmas Market we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Belgium Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023: Officially Confirmed!”

  1. Hello,
    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.
    Kind regards!

    • 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.


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