Christmas craft markets: top picks in Brussels

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(c) Nation(a)al supermarket

That's it, the month of December has just begun and the Christmas spirit, the smells and the lights of the festive season fill the city with a touch of magic. This year, rather than browsing the Christmas markets for real, some alternatives, mainly virtual, are offered for a local, artistic and cultural Christmas. Craftsmanship, stylish items and works of art... discover creative and committed Brussels initiatives that are likely to inspire your gifts!

Extrasmall, exhibition and sale of works of art

This year, why not surprise your loved ones with a unique gift? Extrasmall, an exhibition and sale of works of art, offers a wide range of paintings, sculptures, photos and engravings which are all made in Schaerbeek. The concept? A selection of small items (measuring no more than 30 cm), created by 57 artists, available at affordable prices. Whether you like classic or offbeat, figurative or abstract, go online to create your dream shopping basket and support local artists. Big up an extra-small!

Until 24 December

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Bruxelles - Marché de Noël culturel - (c) Alina Belous / unsplash

Nation(a)al Store

More than just a Christmas market, this is an artistic "supermarket" in its own right!  Nationa(a)l store is a Christmas e-shop full of cultural, creative, local and ethical products. Fill your basket with enamelled porcelain cups, beautiful posters made in Belgium, precious jewellery or artists' books. A wealth of items produced by a team that is convinced that "Belgium is the country with the highest density of creativity per square metre in the world"!

Until 21 december

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Tricofair Market

Even remotely, the Knitwear Factory continues to weave a link with the online version of its Tricofairmarket. Sustainable and local above all, it also boasts a beautiful arty selection for both young and old. These include wooden cubes engraved by the illustrator Marie Campion, creative games, but also postcards and beautiful numbered posters inspired by the Nordic countries (Pompel).

Until 30 December

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E-shop « Fais le toi-même »

The Grand Marché Créatif & Durable de la Place Flagey may not be able to take place this year, But the "Fais-le toi même" collective and the municipality are launching their creative E-shop at the same time as their pop-up store. From stationery to textiles to jewellery, their selection makes us more than ever crave a hands-on  experience! In fact, throughout the rest of the year, "Fais-le toi même" offers a large shared workshop and a series of creative group classes, all in a sustainable and positive spirit. We love it!

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