Winter Wonderland: Christmas in Brussels

A 20-meter Christmas tree, festive ice-skating, and one too many Belgian chocolates.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €40.38  EUR per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Nowhere does Christmas quite like Brussels. Have you ever seen a 20m high Christmas tree before? Not something you see every day. You’ll join one of our hosts to experience the city as it’s dressed up in all its festive finery, soaking up the magical atmosphere and getting into the festive spirit! There’s the Winter Wonderland Festival, complete with ferris wheels, ice-rinks and huge Christmas markets, or you could opt for a smaller Christmas market where you can wander between charming wooden chalet stalls and indulge in a treat or two like a Belgian waffle. The festive cheer will keep you warm (or maybe it’s the mulled wine) as you wander through the city with your host and see the thousands of glittering lights that adorn the world famous buildings and UNESCO-listed monuments. Sample (we really mean over-indulge, it’s Christmas after all) artisan Belgian chocolates and do some Christmas shopping, glide across an ice-rink (or do your best Bambi impression) and let your host share with you their city’s beloved festive traditions. 

Experience highlights

  • Join one of our hosts to discover just how magical Brussels is a Christmas (and eat a few too many Belgian pralines! We won’t judge, it’s Christmas after all)

  • You could visit the Winter Wonderland Festival and take a ride on the huge ferris wheel, go ice-skating, or explore the market

  • Visit a traditional Christmas market, complete with wooden chalet style stalls, Belgian waffles, Christmas decorations and of course, mulled wine!

  • See the city’s iconic, UNESCO-listed monuments and landmark buildings while they’re beautifully decorated for Christmas

  • Learn a Belgian Christmas tradition or two from your host and visit the most spectacular lights displays

Good to know

What’s included

  • 3-hour experience
  • Private and personalized
  • A cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine to warm up or a soft drink per person
  • Start when you like (but for the best display we suggest after dark)
  • Scenic walking experience
  • Kids under 12 go for free - hooray!

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

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  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 11 reviews

November 2018

Brussel christmas experience

I enjoyed our walk through Grand Plaz, Christmas market, sitting down with a cup of hot chocelate. Milton then guided us to the Royal Palace and the Chathedral. He is thougtful and knows his way in Brussels.

Review by Auður G

Reviews for Brussels


August 2019

Wonderful experience.

Joel was early, upbeat and personable, a pleasure to talk to, well versed in the city as an informed resident, and provided us with a great ‘Brussels in a day’ experience. He was able to answer all questions we had and didn’t spend too much time going on and on with stories (although was willing to if asked) so had more time to really canvas the city with a local. Joel also emailed us before the trip to make sure his tour was what we were looking for, which was a nice touch. If you’re looking for a nice walk through all of the main sites of Brussels, plus a nice stroll through more non ‘touristy’ areas (better restaurant choices, art galleries and shopping too)... make sure you buy a pair of comfortable shoes and ask for Joel!

Review by Lawrence C


August 2019

Private walking tour of Brussels

This was a great way to get to know the city. Salvatore was a fantastic guide he took us to all of the city’s sights and some off of the beaten path. The tour is a great concept they send you a questionnaire to find out what your interests are. The tour being private you can ask as many questions without feeling you holding up the tour. Thanks for a great tour.

Review by Michael M


August 2019

A walk around Brussels

My mum and I had the pleasure of Aiya hosting us on our private walking tour. Aiya was friendly, informative and took us to the perfect places. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and we were so happy to have had the introduction we did. Brussels has left quite an impression, we love it.

Review by Fleur M

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