The ice rink has become an annual tradition on the Grote Markt during the winter period. With a covered area of 675 m², the ice rink even has a safe, protected area for young children. In 'Café Glacé', you can also enjoy a drink while you watch the skaters enjoy themselves. Every year from early December to early January.
The Sint-Niklaas Rotary Club organises a real annual Santa Walk for the benefit of various charities. Participants do a walking tour of about 4 kilometres in a Santa Claus suit. Every year in December.
On the Sunday before Christmas, you can do your year-end shopping in the city centre. According to the annual tradition, live music is provided: jazz band, classical piano or children's choir. These are just a few examples of what you can expect.