Christmas in Brussels
Spend Christmas in Brussels - a dip in the real fairy tale, to see how the preparation for the holiday, and visit the Christmas markets.
Features of the celebration of Christmas in Brussels
The Belgians, decorating the home for the holidaya variety of lanterns and evergreens, put up for a place of honor figures of the Magi, Baby, Virgin Mary and Joseph. If we talk about the Christmas table, then it is always present dishes from pork and cookies - a Christmas wreath (shortbread in the shape of a ring with almond stuffing, decorated with candied fruit).
Travelers are thinking about wherespend a festive evening, you should pay attention to the restaurant "DrugOpera" (reasonable prices; 3-4 change of dishes, some of which may apply giant prawns grilled with coconut milk and duck liver) or "BelgaQueen" (guests can enjoy delicious treats at reasonable prices) .
Entertainment and celebrations in Brussels
Do not miss your attention visiting churches (St. Michael's Cathedral, Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon) - in churches, decorated with scenes from the Gospels, you can visit the festive Masses.
On Christmas holidays should visitRoyal Museum of Fine Arts, the City Museum (here you can follow the history of the construction of the city, admire the medieval sculptures and tapestries of the 18th century, as well as to visit the exhibition of the photographer CasOorthuys, once filming postwar Brussels) and the Museum of the surrealist René Magritte, the Museum of Chocolate and the Museum of Musical Instruments.
At Agora area be sure to find the Wish Tree - send their desire to "heaven" by pressing a special button on the tree trunk.
Be sure to listen to Bach's Christmas Oratorio in the concert hall Palais Des Beaux-Arts.
Christmas markets and sales in Brussels
Within a month, the Brussels Christmasmarket "winter wonderland" at the Grand Place pleases its visitors with spectacular light shows, various entertainments (sledging and skating, fair young artists), theatrical performances (at this beauty can be admired from the Ferris wheel, installed on St. Catherine's Square).
The 240 chalets, stretched in this market, you canfind decorations, Christmas decorations (including painted Christmas balls), small wooden houses and other gifts and Christmas attributes, as well as regional specialties in the form of pots of mussels and snails, roast in Belgian, delicious chocolate and beer (to relax and bask It can be in an area with cafe).
As for the Christmas sales, in many Belgian stores you can find products with 30-50% discount.