Christmas Markets in Belgium
(Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

SCHINNEN, The Netherlands -- Starting at the end of November, many Christmas Markets open their gates in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Here is a list of Christmas Markets and other events happening in Belgium (events are listed by town in alphabetical order):

Aiseau-Presles

Dec. 10: Christmas Market at Hall Polyvalent d' Aiseau-Presles on Rue John Kennedy 150 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Andenne

Dec. 15-17: The Christmas Market at Place des Tilleuls in Andenne has not only Santa Claus visiting but also "Mere Noël" (Mother Christmas). Open: Dec. 15, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to midnight; Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Anderlues

Dec. 2-3: Artisan Christmas Market at Mutualité Chrétienne on Rue du Douaire 40. Open both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Annevoie

Nov. 25-26: Christmas Market at the Castle and in its park. Open: Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Anthisnes

Dec. 9-10: Crafts Christmas Market in and around Castle Avouerie in Anthisnes. Open both days from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Antwerpen

Dec. 9-Jan. 7: Christmas in Antwerp. Antwerp is one of the places to be in the month of December if you want great winter fun. Christmas Markets can be found at Steenplein, Suikerrui, Grote Markt en Handschoenmarkt with lots of stands with gluehwein and other winter delicatessen and Christmas articles. Open: Sundays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 31, noon to 6 p.m.; Dec. 25, noon to 9 p.m. and Jan. 1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Arlon

Dec. 8-10: The Christmas Market on Place Léopold in the center is open on Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

Aubange

Nov. 26: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. artisan Christmas Market at Hall Des Sports du Clémarais on Rue de Clémarais.

Aubel

Dec. 1-3: A gastronomic Christmas Village can be found in the center of Aubel on Place Nicolai. Open: Dec. 1, 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ayeneux

Dec. 16-17: Christmas at the Castle at Domaine (estate) Provincial de Wégimont on Chée de Wégimont. Open on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Balatre

Nov. 25-26: Christmas Market at Salle Communale Balatre on Place de Balatre à Jemeppe Sur Sambre. Open both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Battice

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at Aux Etangs de la Vieille Ferme à Herve on Maison du Bois 66. Open: Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. ; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Beerse

Dec. 15-17: The attractive Christmas Market on Kerkplein is open on Dec. 15-16, 6 p.m. to midnight and Dec. 17, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Beloeil

Dec. 2-3: Christmas Market in the street of the castle in the center with concerts and animations. Open: Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Belsele

Dec. 16: From 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Christmas Market in the center.

Berchem-Ste-Agathe

Dec. 15-17: Christmas Market at Rue de l'eglise. Open: Dec. 15, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 16, noon to 11 p.m. and Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Berismenil

Dec. 9: Large Christmas Market with more than 80 participants in the center of town.

Bertrix

Nov. 25-26: Artisan Christmas Market at Les Ateliers du Saupont on Rue de Lonnoux 2 - Zoning Industriel. Open: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Beveren

Dec. 16: From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. attractive Christmas Market on Beversesteenweg.

Bilzen

Dec. 16-17: Dickens' style Christmas Market with lots of entertainment, actors and more at Market Square and Klokkeplein in the center of Bilzen. Both days open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Binche

Dec. 8-10 & 13-17: Christmas Market with typical and traditional delicacies at Grand Place in the center. Open: Thursday-Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Blankenberge

Dec. 16-Jan. 7: Christmas Happening with Christmas Market and indoor ice-skating rink at J.F. Kennedy Square in the center of the town.

Bokrijk

Dec. 26-30 & Jan. 5-7: Experience Winter Evenings at the Open Air Museum in Bokrijk where you will find storytellers; lots of children's activities and more. This is an ideal family outing to an enchanting, magical and mysterious place. Open: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry: 15; children (3-12) €4.

Bothey

Nov. 25-26: Christmas Market at Home le Foyer on Rue Louis Burteau 48 is open on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Braine-L'Alleud

Dec. 15-17: Christmas Market in the historic center of town is open from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Braine-Le-Chateau

Dec. 17: Christmas Market at Espace Beau Bois on Rue de Tubize from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Braine-Le-Comte

Dec. 1-3: Christmas Market at Grand Place in the center. Open: Dec. 1, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brasschaat

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market on Grote Markt and surrounding ares in the center. Open: Dec. 16, noon to 10 p.m. and Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bree

Dec. 5: Saint Nicolas Market from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the center.

Bruges/Brugge

Nov. 24-28: The Magical Winter Moments in "Oud Sint-Janshospitaal" in the center of Bruges offers a variety of gifts; Christmas decorations; and workshops. Open all days 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €15; children 13 and younger -- free entrance.

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: The Christmas Market in the center of the gorgeous city of Bruges (Brugge) on Market Square and Simon Stevinplein is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Dec. 10: From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Midwinter Fest at Volkskunde (folklore) Museum on Balstraat 43 with crafts, art, entertainment and lots more. No entrance fees.

Brussels/Bruxelles

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: Winter Fun in the center of Brussels. Every winter, the heart of Brussels beats to the rhythm of 'plaisirs d'Hiver' (winter pleasures) featuring a magical décor with an ice-skating rink and a beautiful Christmas Market (Europe's most original). Open Mondays-Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 24 and 31, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 25, noon to 10 p.m.

Charleroi

Dec. 1-29: Christmas Village & Market at place de la Digue in the center of Charleroi. Open: Sundays-Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, noon to 1 a.m.

Dec. 9: Christmas Market at Salle le Leaders on Rue Des Olympiade from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Market at Atrium de l'Université du Travail on Boulevard Roullier 1.

Chastre

Dec. 9-10: Beautiful Christmas Market with regional products and other Christmas delicacies held at the Town Hall (Maison Communale) on Avenue du Castillon 71. Open: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 10, noon to 6 p.m.

Châtelet

Nov. 24-26: Christmas Market at Maison de Peuple on Rue de la Praye 8 is open Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dec. 15: Attractive Christmas Market at Ecole Fondamentale Sainte Marie Châtelet on Rue Neuve 26 from 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Chimay

Dec. 16-17: The Christmas Market at Grand Place and at the court of the castle in Chimay is both days open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Colfontaine

Nov. 18: Christmas Market at Parking Mini Market on 126, Rue du Grand Passage is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Parking Mini Market on 126, Rue du Grand Passage. Open: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Comblain-la-Tour

Dec. 3: Attractive Christmas Market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Chateau Biron in Parc Biron.

Corbion

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Place de Village and Rue Des Abattis. Open: Saturday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Courcelles

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at Place Jean Ransy is both days open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec. 10: Another Christmas Market can be found from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centre Spartacus Huart on Rue Baudouin 1er 121.

Couvin-Mariemborg

Nov. 24-26: Christmas Market at Place Marie de Hongrie. Open: Nov. 24, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Nov. 25, 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Denee

Nov. 24-26 & Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24: Christmas Market in the beautiful surroundings of the Abbey of Maredsous on Rue de Maredsous in Denee. Open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at Salle d'Anjou on Rue Monseu. Open: Saturday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Diksmuide

Dec. 8-11: Christmas Market at Grote Markt in the center. Open: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. to midnight; Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to midnight; Dec. 10, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to noon.

Dinant

Dec. 15-24: Large Christmas Market on Place Reine Astrid, L'Espace Sax and on Place Saint Nicolas in Dinant with numerous activities. Open: Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. and Monday-Thursday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Donk

Dec. 9-10: Christmas in the Park at Castle Van Hamont on Korpse Straat 91. Open on Dec. 9, 5 to 10 p.m. and Dec. 10, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. No entrance fees.

Duffel

Dec. 2-3: Winter Market with rides, stands and lots more entertainment at Kapelplein. Open both days from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Durbuy

Nov. 24-26 & Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-Jan. 7: Village Noel (Christmas Market) in the center and Park Roi Baudouin in the old city of Durbuy in the beautiful Ardennes. Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Eghezée

Nov. 25-26: Large indoor Christmas Market at Ecole Abbé Noël on Route de Gembloux, 32. Open on Saturday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Elsene

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at Flagey Plein. Open: Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Enghien

Dec. 15-17: Christmas Market in the beautiful park of the Castle d'Enghien in Enghien. Open: Dec. 15, 4 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 16, noon to 10 p.m. and Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Erquelinnes

Dec. 16: Christmas Market at Centre Culturel de Solre/sur/sambre on Rue Reine Astrid from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Essen

Dec. 17: Christmas Market at Karrenmuseum (Coach Museum) on Moerkantsebaan 48 with arts & crafts, donkey rides and more winter activities from 1 to 6 p.m. Entry: €3, kids 12 and younger -- free.

Estinnes-au-Mont

Nov. 17-19: Christmas Market in front of the Town Hall on Place Communale. Open: Nov. 17, 6 to 10 p.m.; Nov. 18-19, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Etterbeek

Nov. 24-26: Swedisch Christmas Market at Swedish Church on Gallierslaan 35. Open: Friday, noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Eupen

Dec. 15-17: Large Christmas Market at Ville Haute, Klötzerbahn and Eupen Plaza in the center with participation of Craftsmen from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and France. Open: Dec. 15-16, 2 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fléron

Dec. 16-17: Artisan Christmas Market at 'jardin du Coeur' on Rue de Magnée 82 is both days open from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Fleurus

Nov. 25-26: The attractive small Christmas Market held at Ferme de Martinrou on Chaussée de Charleroi 615/1 is open on Nov. 25, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Floreffe

Dec. 2-3: Christmas Market in Salle du Fete on Rue Piret. Open both days 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 2-30: "Time for Gifts" is a Christmas Market held at the mill of the Abbey in Floreffe with many craftsmen offering original and unique gifts such as engraved items, art, ceramics, jewelry, candles and lots more. Open on weekdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and in weekends, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fontaine-l'Eveque

Dec. 16-17: Indoor Christmas Market at Salle Omnisport de Fontaine -L'evêque on Rue de la Fauvette 1. Open: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Forchies-la-Marche

Dec. 2-3: Christmas Market at Salle Paroissiale Des Trieux on Rue de la Chaussée. Open both days from 10 a.m. to 11 :30 p.m.

Forville

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Salle Paroissiale Forville on Avenue de la Liberation. Open: Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fosses-la-Ville

Nov. 25-26: Christmas Market at Cité Scolaire "Le Bosquet" on Route de Bambois. Open: Nov. 25, noon to 8 p.m. and Nov. 26, noon to 7 p.m.

Ganshoren

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at La Place Guido Gezelle is open Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 10, noon to 7 p.m.

Geel

Dec. 16-17: Old English style Christmas Market is held at Havermarkt in the center of Geel. Open: Dec. 16, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 17, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Gent

Dec. 8-Jan. 7: Winter Dream with Christmas Market, ice-rink and lots more winter activities in the center. Open: Mondays-Fridays, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 31, noon to 5 p.m. and Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, 2 to 11 p.m.

The Christmas Market on and around Sint-Baafsplein is open on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 25-30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Geraardsbergen

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market in the center on Stationsplein. Open: Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Dec. 10, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gilly

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Place Des Haies. Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gouy-lez-Piéton

Dec. 22-23: Christmas Market on Rue de Seneffe in the center is both days open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Grand-Leez

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at Chateau de Petit-Leez on Rue de Petit-Leez 129. Open: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grand-Rechain

Nov. 24-26: Christmas Market at Place Avenue Des Platanes. Open on Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 3 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grand-Reng

Nov. 25-26: Artisan Christmas Market at Ecole Communale on Rue du Centenaire is open on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Grandrieu

Dec. 17: Christmas Market from 2 to 7 p.m. at Centre André Focant on Rue Baloury 3-6.

Grez-Doiceau

Dec. 2-3: Christmas Market at Cercle de Bossut on Place de Bossut 4. Open: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grimbergen

Dec. 8-10: A Christmas Market can be found in the center of Grimbergen around the beautiful Baroque Church. Open on Dec. 8, 6 to 11 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Haacht

Dec. 17: Christmas Market from noon to 8 p.m. in the center of town.

Halle

Dec. 15-24: The Christmas Market at Grote Markt in the center is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ham-Sur-Heure

Dec. 16-17: Attractive Christmas Market with crafts, regional products, coach rides, shows and more from noon to 10 p.m. at the castle/town hall in the center on Clos Belgeonne 4. Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hannut

Dec. 2-3: The Christmas Market in the center is open on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hanzinelle

Dec. 8-10: The Christmas Market at the Town Hall on Route d'Oret 1 is open on Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hasselt

Nov. 18-Jan. 7: Winterland in the center of Hasselt with ice-skating rink and more attractions. A Christmas Market is held at Kolonel Dusartplein, Grote Markt and Molenpoort at the same time. Open: Mondays-Thursdays, noon to 10 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 24, noon to 6 p.m.; Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Havré

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at the Castle of Havré on Chaussée du Roeulx. Open: Dec. 8, 6 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to midnight and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Heist-op-den-Berg

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market in the center of town. Open: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Herbeumont

Dec. 16: Christmas Market from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Salle du Vivy in the center.

Herentals

Dec. 10: Attractive Christmas Market from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the center at Grote Markt.

Hoevenen

Dec. 16: In- and outdoor Christmas Market at Youth Center "De Jos" on Kerkstraat 34 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hotton

Nov. 24-26: The Christmas Market at Castle Deulin on Rue du Château is open on Nov. 24, 6 to 10 p.m.; Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €5.

Dec. 15: Traditional Christmas Market from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Place du Village in the center of town.

Houthalen-Helchteren

Dec. 14-15: Christmas Market at Dienstencentrum Perron-Oost on Kastanjelaan 7A. Open: Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Houyet

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market with lots of activities at Quartier de la Gare on Rue de la Station. Open: Dec. 9, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Huy

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market in Maison de Quartier Saint Leonard on Chaussee de Dinant 9. Open: Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ittre

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at Place Saint Remy from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Ixelles

Dec. 1-3 & 8-10: Christmas Market at Place Flagey is open on Dec. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jemappes

Nov. 25: A small indoor Christmas Market is held at Flénu Asbl Western Rando on Rue Genestrois from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Knokke-Heist

Dec. 1-Jan. 7: Indoor Christmas Market with Ice-skating rink, lots of stands and many activities on A. Verweerplein. Entry is free. Open: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, noon to 6 p.m.

Koksijde

Dec. 16-Jan. 7: Christmas Market & Ice Skating Rink on Theaterplein in the Center. Open: Dec. Dec. 16-Jan.7, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Dec. 24 & 31, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kortrijk

Dec. 8-Jan. 7: Christmas Market on Grote Markt, Vandaleplein and Sint-Maartenskerkhof in the center. Open daily from 3 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 31, 3 to 6 p.m.; Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, 5 to 10 p.m.

Kraainem

Nov. 18-19: Christmas Market in Centrum Lijsterbes on Lijsterbessenbomenlaan. Open: Nov. 18, 2 to 7 p.m. and Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Labuissière

Nov. 25-26: Christmas Market at Salon Communal on Rue Neuve is open on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

La Bouverie

Dec. 17: From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Market at La Maison du Peuple, Rue de la Colline 63.

La Hestre

Dec. 8-22: Christmas Market at Rue du Parc 29 in the center.

La Hulpe

Dec. 15-31: Christmas Village on Place Communale in the center.

La-Roche-en-Ardenne

Dec. 23-30: Winter in La Roche at Place du Marché 15 in the center is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Le Roeulx

Dec. 15-17: Christmas Market at Grand Place in the center. Open: Friday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lens

Dec. 10: Christmas Market on Place Trinité. Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lessines

Dec. 17: Christmas Market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rue Général Freyberg and Grand Rue.

Leuven/Louvain

Dec. 7-20: Christmas Market in the beautiful historic center of Leuven at Mgr. Ladeuzeplein and in Saint Donatus Park. Open: Thursdays-Fridays, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Mondays-Wednesdays, noon to 10 p.m.; Dec. 20, noon to 8 p.m.

Leuze-en-Hainaut

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at the Town Hall on Avenue de la Résistance 1 is both days open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Libramont-Chevigny

Dec. 15-17: 'Noël en Fête' held at Halle aux Foires is an indoor Christmas Market full with magic! Open: Dec. 15, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Dec. 16, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Liège/Luik

Nov. 24-Dec. 30: The Christmas Village at Place de Marché and Place Saint-Lambert in Liège is the largest and one of the most attractive Christmas Markets in Belgium. Every year it attracts more than a million visitors. In accordance with the traditional German Christmas markets, "Village de Noël" creates a very particular atmosphere, full of magic and glamorous Christmas sentiments in the center of the city. It is a festive and friendly Belgian mix of Alsatian and German Christmas ingredients. Open: Sundays-Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to midnight.

Nov. 25-Jan. 1: The Christmas Market at Abbaye (Abbey) Des Bénédictines on 54 Boulevard d'Avroy is every day open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lier

Dec. 15-17: An attractive Christmas Market is held on Grote Markt, Felix Timmermansplein and Zimmerplein in the center of Lier. Open on Dec. 15, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 16, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 17, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Linkebeek

Dec. 1-3: Christmas Market at 't Holleken Farm on Rue Hollebeek 212. Open : Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ; Dec. 2, 1 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Louvain-la-Neuve

Dec. 1-20: Christmas Market at Grand-Place, Place des Wallons and Place de l'Université in the center of Louvain-La-Neuve with more than 140 participants. Open: Mondays-Wednesdays, noon to 9 p.m.; Thursdays-Fridays, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Maaseik

Nov. 29: Saint Nicolas Market in the center of Maaseik. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maisières

Dec. 2-3: Christmas Market at Salle Calva at Cité Des Espinois is open both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manage

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at École Communale on Rue Delval is both days open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Marche-en-Famenne

Dec. 15-17, 22-23 & 29-30: Christmas Market at Place aux Foires in the center with regional gastronomy, craftsmen and lots of entertainment. Open: Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Marchin

Nov. 25-26: Christmas Market with lots of regional products at Centre Culturel de Chapiteau Decrollier on Place de Grand Marchin 4. Open: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Marcinelle

Dec. 15-17: Artisan Christmas Market at Le Bois du Cazier on Rue du Cazier. Open: Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Maredsous

Nov. 24-26 & Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24: Christmas Market in the Abbey of Maredsous. Open: Fridays-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 24, noon to 8 p.m.

Mariakerke

Dec. 9: Christmas Market from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Mariakerkeplein in the center.

Maurage

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at La Salle l Elegance, 31 Rue Boussoit. Open both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mechelen

Dec. 15-17 & 22-23: The Christmas Market at Haverwerf in the beautiful city of Mechelen is open on Fridays, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Mettet

Dec. 1-3: Christmas Market at Place Saint-Ghislain is open on Dec. 1, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 2, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Modave

Dec. 9-Jan. 7: Christmas at Castle Modave. The castle on Rue du Parc 4 is situated on a rock in the middle of a nature reserve of 450 ha and has about twenty richly decorated for Christmas and furnished rooms. Among its treasures are the 17th century tapestries and 19th century Val-St-Lambert crystal. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €8; children 6-12 €3; 5 and younger - no entrance fees.

Moeskroen/Mouscron

Dec. 7-31: The Christmas Market and Ice Rink at Grand Place in the center is open on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mol

Dec. 16: Christmas Market at Rondplein and on Corbiestraat in the center. Open: noon to 6 p.m.

Momignies

Dec. 22-24: Christmas Market at Grand Place in the center of town is open Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mons

Dec. 9-Jan. 7: Christmas Market -- Snow Heart in Mons at Grand Place in the center with numerous stands, attractions, local delicacies, a heart-shaped ice-skating rink, a magical forest, choirs and Santa Claus of course. Open: Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Mont-Saint-Guibert

Nov. 25: Christmas Market at Maison Des Loisirs on Grand Place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Morlanwelz

Dec. 1-3: Christmas Market Place Albert 1er is open on Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Namen/Namur

Dec. 1-31: Christmas Village (Noelleries) with lots of extra activities in the center at Place d'Armes, Place du Théâtre and Place L'Ange is open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Natoye

Dec. 9-10: Artisan Christmas Market at La Spirale on Chaussée de Namur 22 in Natoye (Hamois). This attractive market has only arts and crafts. Open both days 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entry: €2.50.

Neeroeteren

Dec. 11: An Evening Christmas Market is held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the center of Neeroeteren.

Neufmaison

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at the Church and on Place de Neufmaison with concerts and animations. Open: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nivelles

Dec. 8-10 & 15-23: The Christmas Market at Grand Place; in the cloister of the Abbey and in large tents around the Collegial Church in the center of Nivelles is one of the largest in Wallonia. Open: Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Noville-les-Bois

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at Fernelmont on Place Communale. Open: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Noorderwijk

Dec. 15: From 6 p.m. to midnight Christmas Market at Dorpsplein.

Oeudeghien

Nov. 18-19: Artisan Christmas Market at Espace Leulier Oeudeghien on Rue du Petit Dieu. Open: Saturday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Oostende

Dec. 1-Jan. 7: Winter Fun at Wapenplein in the center of Oostende (near the beach) includes a Christmas Market; Ice-skating rink and lots of other entertainment. Open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Opwijk

Dec. 2-3: Indoor Christmas Market at Community Center on Kloosterstraat 7 and on Dec. 3 also Christmas Market around the church in the center. Opens on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Ottignies

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Ottignies Ecole Saint Pie on Avenue Saint Pie. Open: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oud-Rekem

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Groenplaats in the historic center. Open: Dec. 16, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Dec. 17, noon to 8 p.m.

Oupeye

Dec. 8-10: Attractive Christmas Market at the Castle on Rue du Roi Albert 127. Open: Friday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 2p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Peer

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market from noon to 7 p.m. in the center

Péruwelz

Dec. 8-10 & 15-17: The Christmas Market at Parc Communal de Péruwelz on Rue Albert I. Open on Fridays, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Poperinge

Dec. 15-Jan. 7: Christmas Market with Ice-Skating Rink and lots more entertainment at Grote Markt in the center of town.

Ramsel

Dec. 9: From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. large Christmas Market on Harmoniestraat 9a.

Rebecq

Dec. 9-10: A Christmas Market held at a special location: the mills of Arenberg, Rue Docteur Colson 8. Open: Dec. 9, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Robertville

Nov. 25-Dec. 17: The Christmas Market in the Hautes Fagnes, Centre Nature on Route de Botrange (Robertville) has many artists and craftsmen from Germany and Belgium participating. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Roly

Dec. 17: Christmas Market at Maison du Village on Rue de la Tuwaire from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saint Gerard

Dec. 9-10: At the attractive Christmas Market, held in the beautiful cloister of the Abbey of Saint-Gerard De Brogne on Place de Brogne, craftsmen offer original and traditional gifts such as ceramics, silk paintings, jewelry, candles, china, Christmas decorations, regional and local delicacies and lots more. Open: Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saint-Ghislain

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Foyer Culturel at Grand Place is open on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saint-Hubert

Dec. 15-17: Christmas Market on Place de L'Abbaye is open on Friday, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sainte-Cécile

Dec. 16: From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. indoor Christmas Market at Salle de l'Ecole Communale on Rue de la Mécanique.

Sankt Vith

Dec. 17: A beautiful and traditional Christmas Market is held in the center of Sankt Vith. Open: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Schaerbeek

Dec. 1-3: Christmas Market at Citeco on 75 Rue Albert de Latour in the center. Open: Dec. 1, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 2-3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schoten

Dec. 16: From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. attractive Christmas Market at Deuzeldlaan.

Seneffe

Dec. 15-17: Christmas Market at Grand Place in Les Salles Avoisinantes and at Place d'Agenais. Open: Friday, 7 p.m. to 11 :30 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seraing

Dec. 10: From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Market at Rue Verte 75 in the center.

Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at Castle Karreveld on Jean de la Hoeselaan 3. Open: December 8, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; December 9, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and December 10, noon to 8 p.m.

Sint-Job-in-'t-Goor

Dec. 20: Attractive Evening Christmas Market from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Bethaniënlei 5 in the center.

Sint-Niklaas

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market on Grote Markt in the center is open on December 8, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; December 9, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. and December 10, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sint-Truiden

Dec. 8-Jan. 7: Christmas Market at Groen Markt in the center.

Dec. 13-14: Crafts Christmas Market at Sint-Maartens Kerk (Church) on Stapelstraat. Open: Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sprimont

Dec. 1-3: Christmas Market at Château de Florzé on Chemin du Comte 1. Open: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. ; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry : €5.

Stavelot

Dec. 10: Christmas Market can be found in front of and in the cellars of the Abbey of Stavelot, Cour de L'Abbaye 1 with beautiful decorations, culinary delicacies, gifts and more. Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thimister

Nov. 17-19: The attractive Alsatian Christmas Market in the center of town is open on Nov. 17, 5 to 10 p.m.; Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thuillies

Nov. 25-26: In- and out-door Christmas Market in de Town Hall and on Place de Thuillies. Open: Saturday, 2 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thuin

Dec. 9-10: The Christmas Market at Castle Fosteau on Rue du Marquis 1 has many French and Belgique participants. Open on Dec. 9, 2 to 10 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tournai/Doornik

Dec. 14-Jan. 7: The indoor Christmas Market at Halle-aux-Draps on Grand Place is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trazegnies

Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at the Chateau on Place Albert. Open: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tubize

Dec. 9-10: Indoor Christmas Market at Centre Culturel - Théâtre du Gymnase on 124 Bld Georges Deryck. Open Dec. 9, 10 :30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 :30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Verviers

Dec. 1-24: Christmas Market at Place du Martyr. Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vielsalm

Dec. 15-30: The Christmas Market in the Land of Salm at Place de Salm in Vielsalm is open from 2 to 9 p.m.; Dec. 25, 5 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 26-27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and CLOSED Dec. 24.

Villers-la-Ville

Dec. 17: Christmas Market En Face de Decoplant on Rue Châtelet 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vottum

Dec. 15-17: Christmas Market at Salle du Cercle Saint Etienne on Place Gilles Gérard. Open: Friday-Saturday, 6 :30 to 11 :30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 :30 p.m.

Wasmuel

Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Grand Place in the center. Open: Saturday, 1 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Watermael-Boitsfort

Nov. 30-Dec. 3: The Christmas Market on Place Wiener and Place Payfa can be visited on Nov. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 1, 1 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wattripont

Dec. 3: Magic of Christmas is an in- and outdoor Christmas Market held at Château Bagatelle on

Chausée de Tournai 29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wavre

Nov. 26: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Market at Institut de la Providence on Place Des Fontaine.

Dec. 2-3: Christmas Market on Place de L'Hôtel de Ville is open both days from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Welkenraedt

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at 2,000 square meters under the roofs of the sports and arts center in Welkenraedt on Rue Gretry. Open: Dec. 8, 7 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 9, 3 to 11 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Westerlo

Dec. 17: Christmas Market from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grote Markt in the center.

Westkerke

Dec. 2-3: Indoor Christmas Market at Zaal Audomarus on Westkerksestraat 151. Open both days from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wetteren

Dec. 16-17: The Christmas Market at Market Square in the center is open December 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and December 17, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Wezembeek-Oppem

Nov. 18-19: Christmas Market at Parvis Saint-Pierre in Wezembeek-Oppem. Open on Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Willebroek

Nov. 18: Winter Wonder Plaza from 1 to 6 p.m. at Overwinningsstraat 133.

Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at Centre Civique de Kapelleveld on Avenue Albert Dumont 10.

Open: Dec. 8, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wonck

Dec. 15-17: Traditional Christmas Market in Grottes (caves) de Wonck near Bassenge. Entry: €4. Open: Dec. 15, 7:30 to 11 p.m.; Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because it is difficult to reach the site, shuttle busses will bring visitors to and from the caves. Busses leave from the TEC Depot in Bassenge.

Ypres/Ieper

Dec. 2-Jan. 7: Christmas Market at Grote Markt in the center of Ypres (Ieper). Ypres is rightly proud on its rich historic past, especially from WWI, that lives on to the present day in its countless monuments and museums. The Grote Markt (Grand Place) is the perfect setting for a Christmas Market with about 50 stands and a large ice-skating rink. Open: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 3 to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, 3 to 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 24-25, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: Mondays.

Yvoir

Dec. 16-17: The Christmas Market at Cour du Maka in the center is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Zandhoven

Dec. 3: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. indoor Christmas Market at Evenementenhal "de Populier" on Populierenhoeve 22 in Zandhoven.

Zichem

Dec. 10: Attractive Christmas Market from 1 to 8 p.m. at Market in the center of town.

Zottegem

Dec. 8-30: Christmas Market at Market Square in the center is daily open from 2 to 11 p.m.

Related Links:

U.S. Army Europe

U.S. Army Garrison Benelux

USAG Benelux Facebook

U.S. Army Installation Management Command