Christmas is a special time of year in Belgium and the Belgian Christmas markets are a key ingredient in the festive magic. Christmas Markets in Belgium are very popular for their cheerful lights, waffles, fries, beer & chocolate. The markets of Belgium offer wonderful crafts and gifts and are a perfect place to enjoy a very Belgian Christmas experience. Brussels is served by Eurostar with London, Paris which makes for a quick and painless journey and provides a great opportunity for a winter weekend break.
Brussels Christmas Markets
The Christmas Market in Brussels is the Europe’s most original. Xmas market spreads out into many streets and squares of the city centre, in particular Saint Catherine Square near the Stock Exchange, and on Marche aux Poissons Square. It's not just the market stalls, there is also always a Christmas display in the Grand Place, which usually includes a stable & nativity scene, with real sheep. The enchanting atmosphere of the traditional Christmas market Brussels scattered throughout Brussels with 60-metre skating rink, street entertainment, rides, live music, a big magic merry-go-round and a 35m toboggan slope. There is also a separate ice rink and an activity tent for children. Here you will find plenty of souvenirs and foods across Europe: delicious chocolate and the best pralines from Belgium and of course the hot waffles with cream and berries prepared right before your eyes, or only traditional English Christmas pudding, Scandinavian glogg, German gluhwein etc.
Bruges Christmas Markets
Another attractive Christmas destination is romantic Bruges Belgium Christmas events, worth exploring for its cobblestone streets, canals, fine medieval architecture and horses and carts plodding by. Bruges is a fairytale city that transformed into a giant open-air Christmas market. Wooden chalets glimmer with a multitude of fairy lights twinkling in the night sky and the smell of confectionery and other Belgian delights is prominent in the air around the marketplaces. Christmas markets at Brussels much bigger(about 180 stalls)on a track of 2 km than at Bruges.
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