Christmas lights in the shopping streets 'Brussels By Lights'
The shopping streets in Brussels have special lights during the Christmas festivities, as part of the 7th edition of Brussels By Lights. This year, the project includes 131 streets, including 9 new, and an immersive light show at the Mont des Arts: Submergence.
In 2019, the De Wand quarter in Laeken will be in the spotlight (inauguration on Thursday 28 November 2019 at 7 pm). It will receive a new lighting project and a complete renewal of the electricity network (with 28 new cables). The trees at the Rue Wannecouter will be decorated with hanging lanterns.
The city centre will not be forgotten. The City of Brussels has responded to the demand of new quarters such as the Jardin aux Fleurs (Bloemenhofplein) quarter, where a 6-meter-high star will appear in 3D. The electricity network of the Saint-Jacques quarter has also been renewed.
'Submergence', an immersive light show
Brussels By Lights will inaugurate the 2019 winter season with an immersive light show that will color the stairs of the Mont des Arts: Submergence. Visitors are immersed in the ocean of hanging lights to the rhythm of enveloping music. A mix of sound, colors and intensity offers an almost cosmic experience for about 12 minutes.
Practical info Submergence:
- from Wednesday 27 November 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020, from 11 am to 1 am (free admission)
Walk 'under the stars'
A 45-minute walk allows to discover the Christmas lights, from the Grand-Place to the Mont des Arts:
- Walk 'under the stars' - Brussels By Lights 2019 (PDF, 206.02 KB)
Christmas lights from the past
The gallery below shows the photos of the Christmas lights in Brussels over the past decades: