The Brussels Christmas Market is one of the largest in Europe. Over 250 stands spread over 2 kilometers vie for your attention and your wallet.
Since it is one of the well-regarded markets, I had high hopes but was disappointed with the offerings.
Some of the usual suspects are here: jewelry, scarves, Christmas ornaments, candles and other small gifts of varying quality. By “varying quality”, I mean you won’t believe some vendors bothered peddling their cheap out-of-the-box items.
The markets are packed and the most of the walkways are so tight that you are carried along in the crowd. Due to tight quarters, I didn’t bother photographing many of the vendors.
However, the essentials are here: glühwein, gingerbread, marzipan.
The markets are centered around between the Bourse, Grand Place, Place Sainte Catherine & Marché Aux Poissons.
Market hours: Mon – Thu: 12.00 – 21.00, Fri 12.00 – 22.00, Sat – Sun: 11.00 – 22.00