WELL, we've enjoyed an unseasonably warm fall but it's time to admit- it's officially chili season. And that means it's time for the annual Post-Parade Chamber Chili Cookoff, happening right after Belgium's European Christmas Parade on December 4th, from 5-7 pm. This year, we have five businesses stepping up to the plate:
- Big Ed's Smoke Pit (2020 Champion)
- Buechler Farms (2021 Champion)
- Kyotes Bar & Grill
- Luxembourg Cafe
- Ugly Mugs
Who will take home the title this year?
Swing by Belgium's Village Hall after the parade and let us take care of dinner. Tickets are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Cook-off goes until 7 pm or while supplies last.
Voting instructions will be available at the event.
This is just a bit of the fun in store as part of Belgium's European Christmas. Here's what else is happening:
Join us in making Belgium's holiday season bright in beautiful Belgium, Wisconsin with Belgium's European Christmas Parade & Festivities.
Read on to hear about all the ways you can celebrate in our community this season.
BELGIUM GIFT-GIVING TREE COMING SOON!
We will be again working with the Cedar Grove-Belgium School
District on items for a community gift giving tree. Watch this page for info on when the tree will be up and filled with wish list items from area families.
The tree will be located inside Belgium's Village Hall. Donors can choose as many items as they wish off the tree. They will then return them, unwrapped and with receipts to the Village Hall, where they will be delivered to the families in need.
LETTERS TO SANTA- MAILBOX HAS ARRIVED!
Hey kids- the North Pole Mailbox has arrived in Belgium. Santa Claus will be sending down a special mail box that sends your letters straight up to his workshop at the North Pole. Be sure to get your letters in before December 14th so he has enough time to write back to you before he has to start packing up for the Big Night! No postage necessary, as this mail travels by the power of Christmas magic.
HOLIDAY SPIRIT LIGHTS CONTEST:
Nov 23, 2022- Jan 2, 2023
Show your holiday spirit! Light up the outside of your house the best way you know how & enter our annual holiday spirit lights contest!
You can either post ONE (1) photo along with your address as a comment in the "Holiday Spirit 2022 Contest" Thread on Facebook, OR email one photo of your lights with your address to: email@example.com.
We will post photos of participating houses (1 photo per house) on Facebook starting on November 23 along with a map of said houses in a thread called “Holiday Spirit 2022 Contest.”
Participating houses will also receive a yard sign so people know how to vote for your house. Click “Like or “Love” on your favorite photo(s).
You can enter any time before the end of the contest.
The houses with the most likes at 5:00 pm January 2, 2023 will be our winners.
1st Prize: $100 in Chamber Gift Certificates
2nd Prize: $75 in Chamber Gift Certificates
3rd Prize: $50 in Chamber Gift Certificates
BELGIUM'S EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS PARADE & FESTIVITIES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH 4:30-7:00 PM
Spread the joy of the holiday season at Belgium's night-time European Christmas parade.
The parade steps off at 4:30 pm, just as the December sun bids farewell, so help us light up the night with holiday fun.
The parade route is still being finalized but will definitely be under a mile.
Register today. There is no fee to participate in this parade. Candy throwing is OK!
Activities to follow at Belgium's Village Square (104 PETER THEIN AVENUE), including:
- Chili Cookoff between Big Ed's Smoke Pit, Buechler Farms, Kyotes Bar & Grill, Luxembourg Cafe and Ugly Mugs
- FREE entry to the Luxembourg American Cultural Society where kids can participate in free crafts and meet St. Nicholas!
- FREE hot chocolate
- FREE wagon rides provided by Buechler Farms
- Pickle-finding contest to win a youth Centennial shirt
- Cupcakes available for purchase by Cupcake-a-Rhee.