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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!

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 25-27, 2022

© 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, 2022 to January 08, 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!

Mons Christmas market

  December 3-31, 2022

© 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

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 11, 2022

© 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 creature, lit projections, supernatural influences add to the enchantment.

Les Nuits Lumineuses at Enghien park

  February 17-March 05, 2023

©  Office du Tourisme d’Enghien

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.

Noël Magique at the Château de Modave

  December 10, 2022- January 08, 2023

© 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!

La Magie de Noël in Gembloux, Soignies and Hotton

  December 03-23, 2022

© 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 will take place at the Château de Louvignies, at Corroy-le-Château and at the Château de Deulin. A theatrical, family-friendly experience!

Spectacles

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

Mémoire de Forêt at the Château de Rixensart

  November 25 to December 11, 2022

© CGT - Arnaud Siquet

Mémoire de Forêt will reveal the story of the Château de Rixensart and the legend its forest is wrapped in. The show will weave in artists, lights, music and video-mapping. Mesmerising to say the least.

Le Combat des Anges à Liège, à Namur, à Arlon

  December 26, 2022 to January 8, 2020

© Schneider J-M

Prepare to be enthralled by Luc Petit’s Combat des Anges! With representations at Liege Saint-Paul cathedral, Namur Saint Aubain cathedral and Arlon Saint-Martin church, this quite grandiose story really enhances the architecture with its aerial choreographies, giant creatures and light plays. Don’t miss it!

Le Sablier de Noël in Tournai

  January 03-08, 2023

Another of Luc Petit’s creations, played at Tournai Notre-Dame cathedral… and as impressive. This show is all about the passing of time and the magic of Christmas. How fitting! Many disciples (miming including) bring it to life along innovating techniques. Absolutely superb.

Julia au Cabaret in Wavre and Namur

  Until December 04, 2022

© SCRL Les productions des tréteaux

Julia au Cabaret is a show retracing Julia’s story, along the beginning of cabaret fun in the 1920ies. The troop - outstanding – will astonish you with their skills: street entertainment, magic, dance, burlesque: the perfect recipe for an exceptional evening.

Within our towns

Quite a few will dress up in lights, put up a show to delight parents and children alike. To name a few: Frameries, Mouscron, Dinant prove particularly enchanting.

Bosquetia in Frameries

  December 26, 2022 – January 7, 2023

© WBT - Denis Closon

What could me more playful than a show bringing together artists and video-mapping to learn more about a place? Mission accomplished for Bosquetia, at event organised at the town hall? Visitors follow a little squirrel, Framerie’s mascot, and learn a wealth of anecdotes.

City of Light in Mouscron

  December 11, 2022

© ©Mdt Mouscron

Block the date ! The town of Mouscron present its show, City of light, for one exclusive evening.

This travelling show will feature fire breathers, artists, lights and music on the Grand Place. 300 actors, volunteers and professional will gather for this sumptuous occasion.

Dinant Lumière in Dinant

  November 25, 2022 - January 08, 2023

Dinant Lumière puts the focus on iconic locations in town through a lit walk, events and animations. Add Christmas markets for a few treats and a little shopping, concerts and music for extra atmosphere, shows and processions for smiles. The program is quite frankly irrésistible.

Marchés de Noël pour les emplettes et pour déguster de bons produits, concerts et animations musicales pour se plonger dans l’ambiance et spectacles et cortèges pour le plaisir des yeux et l’émerveillement. Un programme très attrayant !

December and January always are quite festive in Wallonia: come and join the fun!

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