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Explore the most charming Christmas markets near your lodge

Welcome to Walloon Brabant, an enchanting region of Belgium, where the magic of Christmas flourishes through magical markets and winter activities.

Dozens of Christmas activities and winter wonderland are available around the Gîte Gertrude & Friends. Discover the warm atmosphere of Christmas markets, ice rinks, local artisan markets, taste discoveries and other magical atmospheres.

Enjoy magical walks under Christmas lights, mulled wines, hot chocolates, delicacies, cork waffles, ice rinks, DJs or concerts, and much more. Some ideas among others:

- weekend of November 24-26:

- Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere from November 24 at the Marilles Christmas market where local artisans offer you their creations in the village village hall.

- this same weekend, Chaumont-Gistoux offers you its artisanal and gourmet market where you can taste many local specialties.

- weekend of 01-02 & December 3: 11th Hannut CHRISTMAS MARKET at the covered market

The largest indoor Christmas Market in the country.

223 stands - 3,150 m² covered.

  • 144 stands reserved for artisanal creations in the room.

  • 61 stands reserved for food products in two marquees.

- weekend of December 9/10:

- Beauvechain Christmas Market. Visit Santa, the Snow Queen and her friends, Stitch and lots of concerts. On the town square of Beauvechain.

- Jauche artisanal Christmas market. Around ten artisans from the region welcome you to present their creations. Perfect for Christmas gifts, 100% made in Belgium

- December 8/9/10, it’s Christmas in Jodoigne!

Discover more than 30 exhibitors in the enchanting setting of the Grand’Place, the Chapelle Notre-Dame du Marché and in the Hôtel des Libertés.

Experience the magic of Christmas and share a friendly moment at the Jodoigne Christmas Market where the streets come alive with stalls of local artisans and festive activities.

- entertainment all season:

- From December 1 to January 7, the Plaza-Hannut is back for a #WINTER edition! Chalets - Entertainment - Ice rink - DJ's, it's going to be incredible. Do you smell cinnamon and mulled wine? Afterwork between colleagues or friends for the opening of this Winter version, with our essential regional DJs Florian & Belgian Pop, and as guest DJ Marc Ronveaux!

Without forgetting the visit to the Great Saint for young and old this 5/12.

- From December 7 to January 7: Visit Leuven and discover the winter season! Enjoy the Christmas market, Festival of Lights, winter garden, Christmas concerts, winter walks and more! Discover the whole program on!

Other activities in the region, do not hesitate to let us know. :-)

For this winter 2023-2024, Walloon Brabant is adorned with a thousand lights in winter, offering a range of varied activities for all tastes. Enjoy this magical season and create unforgettable memories in this picturesque region of Belgium.

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