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)

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. 

  • 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

This experience will be personalized to you!

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

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

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    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

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Reviews for this experience

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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.

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Exploring Brussels with Michael was a GREAT way for us to see as much as possible in the short amount of time we had. I have to say, from the booking process to the pre-tour communication, to the flexibility of last minute changes to our itinerary, to the tour itself, this was a wonderful way to see Brussels. Michael was a great host and took our wish list and our interests to heart and we had the best time in all the touristy highlights which were not to be missed as well as the "off the beaten path" local spots well worth the time to visit. And....I must say the CHOCOLATE was AMAZING (and surprisingly did make it home!!) Thank you Michael for the wonderful experience!! Until next time...

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