Van Friday 2 to Friday 30 December the Zottegem market square will once again be transformed into an atmospheric Christmas village. As with previous editions, part of the chalets will again be kept open by permanent exhibitors. The other chalets will be run by other interested traders or associations in the first, second and/or third weekend of December. In principle, the division is 2/3 permanent and 1/3 non-permanent exploitation, but this arrangement can be adjusted depending on the number of registrations.
For a permanent chalet it is rent for the entire period 420 euros (+ 210 euros deposit) incl. electricity and water. For a non-permanent chalet, the usage rate, also including electricity and water, is 240 euros (+ 120 euros deposit) for a sales stand with consumption on site and 120 euros (+ 60 euros guarantee) for a stand without consumption on site. Applications to participate to the Christmas market – both for permanent and non-permanent operation – can only be done by means of the online application form that Zottegem.be/aanvraagformulier-kerstmarkt can be found (i.e. not by e-mail). After the Christmas market regulations were put on the table in the city council on Monday, the registration period started on Tuesday and will run until Monday 14 November at 10 am. The complete Christmas market regulations can be consulted via Zottegem.be/kerstmarktreglement.