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St. Nicholas will be at the Port of Brussels on 5th December!

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2014-12-01 - The patron saint of schoolchildren, St. Nicholas(*), will make his official entry into Brussels on the morning of 5th December, before he makes his way down the city’s chimneys.

Like last year, St. Nicholas will be arriving at the Port of Brussels with great fanfare before a crowd of children. The children will then have the chance to meet their patron saint and, of course, taste the delicious sweets and hot chocolate on offer.


  • 9.30am: The children arrive
  • 10.00am: Arrival of St. Nicholas
  • 10.00 to 11.45am: Children get to meet St. Nicholas, handing out of sweets and hot chocolate, activities for children aged 5 to 8
  • 11.45am: St. Nicholas departs

Location:  Quai des Péniches – 1000 Brussels

Registration: This event is open to all schools in the Brussels-Capital Region. Due to limited capacity and in order to ensure that each child has a wonderful experience, the organisers request that you confirm your attendance before Wednesday 3rd December by sending an e-mail to Christel Van Den Steen at

(*) St. Nicholas is celebrated in Belgium on 6th December. The main aim is to make it a day to remember for children. This tradition is also followed in several other European countries including the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and northern France. The celebration takes different forms depending on the region: in Belgium, St. Nicholas generally comes down the chimney to reward good children with presents and sweets.