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During the period of Christmas the city of Brussels organizes the event “Plaisirs d’Hiver” that in addition to the famous Christmas market attracts tourists for the many related events that are organized, you will find between these events musical events and concerts, street performers, a long track rink, processions and parades. The Christmas market in Brussels is the most important event in the city during the Christmas period.
Capital of the Kingdom of Belgium, Brussels is a cosmopolitan city, home of NATO and the EU. The city lies on the shores of the Senne river which is now buried, and has two distinct parts: the lower city of Flemish aspect – that forms the historical and commercial center – and the upper city or Coudenberg of French imprint. The city is full of antique shops and museums and is famous for lovers of stamps, the philatelic shops of Rue de Midi make it the European Capital of stamps. Among the beauties of this city you must visit the beautiful Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
BRUSSELS CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market:
Usually end of November – December
1) Christmas Market (Marché de Noël – Plaisirs d’Hiver). The Christmas market in Brussels is made up of over 250 stands around the beautiful Grand-Place of Brussels, the Bourse, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the fish market. In the stands you will find many gift ideas and proposals from the rich local cuisine.
The wonderful Grand-Place in Brussels is a spectacle of Christmas lights, the square is lit up like a giant Christmas tree, and is home to a giant Christmas tree with light animations that make the whole Grand-Place particularly beautiful. Usually there is also a giant wheel, 55 meters high, from which you can admire the spectacle of Christmas lights which during the Christmas season characterize the city.
Opening Hours: from Monday to Sunday from 12am to 10pm. On December 24 and December 31 from 12am to 6pm. On 25 December from 12am to 10pm.