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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Charleroi Christmas Market

Charleroi, the largest city in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium, nestles along the banks of the River Sambre, between the cities of Namur and Mons. Charleroi is an industrial city, at the center of an important mining area. The city has an interesting past, it was in fact founded as a fortress in the 17th century by the Spaniards, and during the years following its foundation it repeatedly changed hands, thanks to its highly strategic position. On the southern outskirts of Charleroi, inside a 19th century convent, there is an interesting museum dedicated to photography.


1) Charleroi Christmas Market (Marché de Noël de Charleroi). The approximately 40 stalls of this Christmas Market usually fill the place de la Digue, here you will find handicrafts from Wallonia and local gastronomy. The events that complement the Charleroi Advent are especially organized at the weekends.

The center of the market is usually marked by a large tent where visitors will also find a brewery, a restaurant, live music, karaoke. During the Christmas holidays many street shows will be organized among which you will find several musical bands. Together with the Charleroi Christmas Market in the small chapel of Place St. Fiacre – which owes its name to the chapel – a splendid nativity scene will be set up. A large ice rink of 700m2 will be installed on Place Verte.


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.