Hiring a chalet at the Christmas market

The Antwerp Christmas market is a welcome highlight to warm up the dark winter months. With its pleasant terraces, tasty snacks, heart-warming drinks and festive gifts, the Christmas market has become a popular event, attracting 1 million visitors last year.

Entrepreneur, creative company, non-profit organisation or NGO? Then you can apply to be a part of the winter magic at this year's Christmas market. Applications begin on the 15th June.

Dates and opening hours of the Christmas market 2018 - 2019

The Christmas market opens on Saturday 8 December 2018 and is open every day through Sunday 6 January 2019.

Winter in Antwerp gets underway with a huge opening party on the 8th December 2018, with all chalets and attractions opening at noon.

Opening hours

With the success of last year's event and feedback from stallholders, we have adjusted the opening hours for this year:

Sunday – Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday: 12.00 hrs to 22.00 hrs
Friday – Saturday: 12.00 hrs to 00:00 hrs
24 December, 31 December and 6 January: 12.00 hrs to 18:00 hrs

Site plans

An overview by location:

Sales overview

In this document you can find the prices per chalet and the categories.

In addition to the usual product offering, there are two exciting new categories this year:

  • Catering - XL chalet: Meat dishes + special beers (e.g. hot dogs and German beer, casserole and dark beer, pulled pork and apple cider, etc.)
  • Weekly chalet – To give start-ups the opportunity to take part in the Christmas market, two chalets will be available for hire on a weekly basis. Start-ups are businesses that are no more than three years old.


The registrations for the Christmas market 2018 are closed. Are you interested in the 2019 edition? Please send an email to winterinantwerpen@visitantwerpen.be.

General conditions and regulations

User regulations

We have amended the regulations. During the applications we will ask you to confirm you have read and agree with the new regulations and that you will conform to them during the event. Do not forget to read the document carefully.

The following articles have been edited:

  • Article 12 – Chalet for weekly rental
  • Article 22 – Payment
  • Article 34 – Decoration