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Winter’s on its way, bringing along wonders, joy and magic. In Wallonia, there is a little sparkle to be found in every town, every street. Maybe festive markets. Or astonishing shows. Or even illuminations. Take your pick!

Lit walks

Along themed lit walks, visitors will discover exceptional locations, sublimed for the season. Outside the magnificent La Hulpe Estate, Enghien Park, from one room to another in Walloon castle – expect to be amazed.

Lanterna Magica at La Hulpe

 Until December 10, 2023

Domaine du Château de La Hulpe lit with a spotlight in lilac colors© Lanterna Magica

Red, pink, orange… Such a festival of colours at the Chateau de la Hulpe! This extraordinary décor unrolls the story of the castle and nature, fighting evil off…

Magical creatures, lit projections, supernatural influences all add to the enchantment.

Dinant Lumière in Dinant

 December 1, 2023 to January 6, 2024

Bubble of light surrounding a Dinant statue© Dinant Lumières_Omer Laloux

“Dinant Lumière” enhances emblematic places in town with a luminous walk and a splendid program of activities…

There will be Christmas markets, concerts and musical events to add to this magical atmosphere as well as shows, processions for a sense of wonder. Fun ahead!

La Magie de Noël in Gembloux and Soignies

 December 8-26, 2023

Corroy-le-Château castle© FT Province de Namur

The settings are hollywood-worthy, the actors so skilled they immerse you fully in the play and the story so magical you will be riveted.

This incredible show takea place at the Château de Louvignies, at Corroy-le-Château and at the Château de Deulin. A theatrical, family-friendly experience, not to be missed…

Noël Magique at Château de Modave

 December 9, 2023 to January 07,2024

© Château de Modave asbl

No less than 25 rooms have been decorated in cheerful colours the celebrate the end of the year. Waltz from one to the other and marvel at the scenes created.

The show continues outside: the façades will be lit as soon as night falls!

Les Nuits Lumineuses at Parc d’Enghien

 February 23 to March 10, 2024

Facade of the castle illuminated by video mapping© Urban Mapping

Listed major heritage of Wallonia, recognised for the beauty of its site, the park of Enghien will look even more beautiful for its Nuits Lumineuses.

360° light screening, vibrant installations, hologram projections on the lake… A fabulous program awaits visitors who will leave with unforgettable memories and stars in their eyes.

Shows

These exceptional play aim to entertain but also put a highlight on the Walloon cultural heritage. Castles, cathedrals, citadels become the stage of superb stories, meant to carry you to other worlds and adventures.

La porteuse de souffle in Gerpinnes, Fontaine l’Évêque and Perwez

 December 02-27, 2023

© Christophe Hennuy

This show by the Baladins du Miroir company features music, singing, dance and circus in a lively manner.

This production focuses on moments in life where doubt, change but also hope shake our existence and forces us to take a different perspective: a theme we are all familiar with.

L'Arche de Noël in Arlon, Liège and Tournai

 

 December 20, 2023 to January 07, 2024

Graphic composition showing exotic animals on a boat with the facade of a cathedral in the background and snowy landscapes © Les Nocturnales ASBL

This new creation by Luc Petit for the Nocturnales revisits the story of Noah's Ark and promises you a real moment of wonder in 3 of the most beautiful cathedrals in Wallonia! There will be animals too…

Taking place in Arlon, Liège and Tournai, the show combines spectacular acrobatics, dreamlike costumes and light designed to enlivens these exceptional architectures. Treat yourself to it.

Christmas markets

Wander through the alleys, stop at the many huts and stalls, indulge in a sweet treat or mulled wine. Little gems that make our Christmas markets quite memorable.

The Jardins d'Annevoie Christmas market

 November 24-26, 2023

© Les jardins d'Annevoie - Daniel Fouss

For a weekend, the Jardins d’Annevoie will immerse you in a fantastic Christmassy atmosphere. Come and wander in the gardens decorated for the occasion, admire the pretty lights reflecting in the water…

Many artisans will present their specialities at the market held there. The estate will be dressed up, just for you!

Liège Christmas market

 November 25 to December 30, 2023

Take a stroll through Liege's Christmas market, the largest and oldest in Belgium© WBT - J.P. Remy

A day will not be enough to explore it all. There is so much to see! Located at the heart of the fiery city, the oldest Christmas market in Belgium delights visitors with its sledge run, ice rink and ferry wheel.

As for regional treats… there will be 150 lodges dedicated to food and gifts. An absolute must go to for your end of year shopping!

Marché de Noël de Mons

 December 2-31, 2023

Mons Christmas Market© WBT - Emmanuel Mathez

Walking through Mons market, you may very well come across Santa or Mother Christmas. Make sure the little ones give them their wish list!

Those in search of the perfect gift will love the artisan and world flavours market

Discover the many other Christmas markets taking place in the south of Belgium.

The end-of-year celebrations always are the most joyful time in Wallonia… and a fantastic to make memories.

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