Brussels Christmas market attracts record number of visitors
Brussels’ Christmas market is more popular than ever, based on the number of visitors that came in 2022.
The Christmas market ran for five weeks, from the end of November through to the first day of the new year, though the stalls on Place De Brouckère and Place de la Monnaie (the former of which boasted an ice rink, and the latter had curling on offer) stayed open for an extra week.
This extension allowed an additional 300,000 visitors to enjoy the Brussels Christmas market, and they came from far and wide. The festivities attracted visitors from not only Belgium but also other European countries like France, the Netherlands and Spain. Of the nearly 3.5 million, around a third came from abroad to marvel in the winter fun.
This twenty-second edition of Winter Wonders – as the market is known -- was particularly sustainable thanks to reusable materials like reusable cups and plates. In fact, two tonnes of waste were avoided and more than 500 kilogrammes of food were saved.
With all of this considered, it should come as no surprise that Winter Wonders found its way right to the top of a list of best Christmas markets in the world for 2022.
Next year, why not visit several Belgian Christmas markets, including those of Ghent, Leuven, Liège and Tournai?