WINTERLAND HASSELT (BE)
The perfect winter day trip is just over the Belgian border.
Winterland Hasselt is the cosiest Christmas village in Belgium. For 6 weeks, it is the perfect location for a winter excursion, in combination with the city of Hasselt. Young and old alike will enjoy the friendly atmosphere, delicious food and drink, varied attractions, and fabulous shopping opportunities.
This is the 11th edition of Winterland Hasselt. Over the years, it has grown from a modest Christmas market to an amazing winter village where even Santa has a house! Winterland will be held in Hasselt, the capital city of Limburg, from Saturday, 24 November 2018 through Sunday, 6 January 2019. During this period, the Kolonel Dusartplein will be transformed into a winter wonderland.
The main attractions:
- Grand Café
The Grand Café is a large, cosy winter chalet with a homely feel. It’s the perfect place for little something to eat and drink. The focus here is on spending time with friends, family, or colleagues. The calendar on our website has a list of special theme evenings, events, and guest performances. Last year, for example, the entire cast of the German soap opera, Sturm der Liebe, showed up. Jan Smit, Luc Steeno, and Gene Thomas have also given fantastic shows here. If you fancy a tropical salsa lesson, a spot of line dancing, or another theme evening, then this is the place for you. The adjoining Aspen Lounge, which has the ambience of a bar in the Rocky Mountains, is the perfect place to relax.
- Indoor ice rink
Enjoy our 1,000-m² rink Its beautiful décor creates an enchanting atmosphere. Thanks to the transparent roof, you can enjoy skating no matter what the weather is like!
- Christmas market
With 80 participants from 11 different countries, this is the largest Christmas market in the region. Many craftspeople sell products from their own region, while others make original Christmas presents on site. The Christmas market alone is more than enough to make a visit to Winterland Hasselt worth your while.
- Food and drink
In addition to a range of mulled wine and jenever bars, there is an amazing array of food stalls. German bratwurst, Belgian fries, Spanish churros, waffles from Liège, Flemish beignets, a soup bar, and Finnish Flammlachs are just a few of the options... Yum!
- There are a host of attractions, including Santa’s House
There are lots of activities at Winterland Hasselt. Tremble in the Christmas Ghost House or take a ride on the roller-coaster. Try your hand at archery or have a whirl on our magnificent grand carousel. There’s fun for young and old!
Santa’s House is definitely worth a visit! It is a faithful replica of the ‘Home of Santa Claus’ in Rovaniemi, Finland. If you visit Santa Claus, he will have a present for any small children with you. It’s unique in Belgium!