In December 2023, Brussels will light up with a thousand lights and a plethora of exciting events. Discover the rich programme that awaits you in the city of Brussels during this festive period.

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Winter pleasures : A Fairyland on Place Sainte-Catherine

Until 31 December 2023, Plaisirs d'Hiver is transforming Place Sainte-Catherine into a magical Christmas market. Explore more than 200 chalets, enjoy light shows and immerse yourself in a warm atmosphere.

FCKNYE Festival : The New Year's Eve Party at Brussels Expo

On 30 and 31 December, Brussels Expo is hosting the FCKNYE Festival for a memorable New Year's Eve celebration. Dance to the beat of electronic music in an electrifying atmosphere.

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Brussels Jazz Festival : Ten Days of Jazz in 2024

Jazz lovers, get ready for ten days of musical bliss with the Brussels Jazz Festival. From 11 to 20 January 2024, concerts, films, workshops and DJ sets will plunge you into the enchanting world of jazz.


Art Nouveau exhibition  : The Splendour of Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is in the spotlight with an exhibition featuring masterpieces from the King Baudouin Foundation collection. Explore this captivating artistic facet in Brussels.

Brussels Christmas Market : A Gourmet and Artisanal Experience

Immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere of the Brussels Christmas Market, where quality crafts and delicious cuisine create a memorable experience for all the family.

Theatres :

Christmas in the Theatre Festival (26-30 December)

Discover the magic of the theatre during the Festival Noël au Théâtre, taking place in various Brussels theatres until 30 December 2023.

Toone (7-31 December)

From 7 to 31 December, the popular Toone theatre enchants audiences with puppet shows in the Brussels dialect.

Blanche is 46 (11-31 December)

The Centre culturel des Riches-Claires presents "Blanche a 46 ans", a theatrical show exploring the life of Blanche, from 11 to 31 December 2023.

These theatrical events promise spellbinding performances to brighten up your winter evenings.

In addition to the above events, Brussels offers a host of cultural activities at the end of the year. From visits to museums and walks in the parks to cookery workshops and children's shows, the Belgian capital shines with a thousand cultural highlights.

Whether you're a music lover, an art enthusiast or simply looking for a festive time out, Brussels in December has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in this cultural and festive effervescence for a memorable month of discovering the richness of the Belgian capital.