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Looking Back at 2023: A Year of Spectacular Events

Looking Back at 2023: A Year of Spectacular Events

Looking Back at 2023: A Year of Spectacular Events
  • 21 Dec 2023
  • 3 minutes read

As various exciting events and exhibitions take shape for 2024, let's take a moment to reflect on the exceptional year that was 2023. It was a year in which we made over a million people laugh, marvel and dream at more than 50 breathtaking shows and exhibitions.

Throughout the past year, we welcomed audiences from Belgium, France, Luxembourg and even Poland to see the magic unfold. Let's revisit some of the most memorable moments from our journey.

A Phenomenal Start

We kicked off the year with a bang with the "Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party." This explosive show allowed audiences in Belgium to witness the iconic Hot Wheels Monster Trucks lighting up the darkness for the first time.

Spring Enchantment with "Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show"

In the spring, the successful and magical "Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show" captivated hearts. After multiple postponements due to the pandemic, the performances finally took place. The dancing, singing, and music of this stunning reinterpretation of the beloved masterpiece delivered both solemn and exuberant moments that were enthusiastically received.

Expo Extravaganza

Of course, we treated you to unforgettable exhibitions as well. The iconic sets from one of the most popular TV series ever, "Friends," brought joy to hundreds of thousands of fans at "The FRIENDS Experience" in both Paris and Brussels. The iconic photo of you and your friends on the famous couch surely found a special place!

During the summer months, fairy tale characters took over the beach of Middelkerke during the Sand Sculpture Festival. The sculptures were even more beautiful and numerous than in previous editions. And in Antwerp, the dinosaurs of "Jurassic Adventur" roared to the delight of both young and old, a must-visit for every child.

In the fall, "Tim Burton's Labyrinth" opened in Brussels, offering a unique opportunity to explore the inner world and creative process of the renowned director through hundreds of original works. Yes, even Willy Wonka from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" made an appearance. The statue patiently awaits your meeting to capture the moment.

The return of the iconic Big Top

As always, we had the pleasure of hosting Cirque du Soleil. Not only did their very first ice show, "Crystal," grace our country, but also the cabinet of curiosities that is "Kurios" captured everyone's hearts. More people than ever attended a Cirque du Soleil show this year. A new record!

Going out with a bang and more magic!

In the fall, we revved up the excitement with the very first European tour of "Dreamboys." The boys took you on nights filled with fun, fantasy, and sexy fun!

Traditionally, we closed the year with the magical autumn walk at "Lanterna Magica" in the domain of the Castle of La Hulpe. In an autumn symphony of light and music, many thousands discovered nature in an unparalleled way.

Thank you

We offer you a heartfelt thank you for being part of our community. Without you, we wouldn't be able to do what we excel at and thoroughly enjoy. We are eagerly looking forward to creating even more unforgettable shows and inspiring exhibitions for you in the future. The bustling insect world of Cirque du Soleil's show "Ovo" is already one of them. Numerous new exceptional exhibitions and sensational shows are sure to follow. Make sure to keep a close eye on our website this year for the latest updates.

Here's to a wonderful year for each and every one of you! 🎉🌟 

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