What to do over Christmas in Wallonia: Markets and End-of-Year Celebrations

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Planning to celebrate Christmas in Belgium? Whether you’re visiting alone, as a couple or with your children, stock up on ideas and gifts for your end-of-year celebrations by consulting the 2017 calendar of Christmas and fairy markets in Wallonia.

Southern Belgium, mixing tradition with folklore

The major cities of Wallonia will get you into the Christmas spirit by creating themed ‘villages’ with wooden chalets, ice rinks, winter activities and gastronomic specialities.

Liège boasts the oldest and largest Christmas market in Belgium. Namur, the capital of Wallonia, has a traditional market that brings fairy tales vividly to life.  Come and discover the Yuletide market in Durbuy and its village - the smallest town in the world. And don’t miss the Christmas village in Charleroi that transforms the Place de la Digue into a magical fairy grotto.

Christmas with a difference in Wallonia

For an original gift to put at the foot of the tree, take the time to soak up the magic of the season at some of Wallonia’s unusual Christmas markets, such as at the Castle of Deulin or inside the Wonck Caves. Each year, the village of Thimister takes you to the heart of Alsace by putting on an Alsacien Christmas market.

Each of these markets has its own distinctive characteristics unlike anything you’ve seen before. Our 2017 calendar below offers a selection of events throughout Wallonia to celebrate Christmas with your family, children or friends.

Make Some New Year Resolutions

We have some great idea for celebrating the arrival of 2018 in Wallonia. Come and admire fantastic firework displays all over the region as part of the New Year celebrations!