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Christmas in Brussels

Christmas in Brussels

Spend Christmas in Brussels - plunge into a real fairy tale, see how the preparations for the holiday are going, and visit the Christmas markets.

Features of the celebration of Christmas in Brussels

The Belgians, decorating their homes for the holiday with a variety of lanterns and evergreens, put the figurines of the Magi, the baby, the Virgin Mary and Joseph in the place of honor. If we talk about the Christmas table, then there are always pork dishes and cookies - a Christmas wreath (shortbread cookies in the form of a ring with almond filling, decorated with candied fruit).

Travelers who are thinking about where to spend a festive evening should pay attention to the restaurant “DrugOpera” (reasonable prices; 3-4 course changes, including grilled giant shrimp with coconut milk and duck liver) or “BelgaQueen” (exquisite treats at appropriate prices await guests).

Entertainment and celebrations in Brussels

Do not ignore visiting churches (Cathedral of St. Michael, Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon) - in churches decorated with scenes from the Gospel, you can visit the festive Masses.

During the Christmas holidays, it is worth visiting the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the City Museum (here you can follow the history of the city's construction, admire the medieval statues and tapestries of the 18th century, as well as visit the exhibition of the CasOorthuys photographer, who once filmed post-war Brussels) and the Surrealist Rene Magritte Museum, Museum chocolate and the Musical Instrument Museum.

On the Agora square, you should definitely find the Wish Tree - send your wish to “heaven” you can by pressing the special button located on the tree trunk.

Be sure to listen to Bach's Christmas Oratorio at the Palais Des Beaux-Arts.

Christmas markets and sales in Brussels

During the month the Brussels Christmas market “Winter wonders” on the Grand Place, pleases its visitors with breathtaking light shows, a variety of entertainment (sledding and ice skating, a fair for young masters), theatrical performances (this beauty can be admired from the Ferris Wheel installed on St. Catherine's Square).

In the 240 chalets in this market, you can find decorations, Christmas decorations (including painted Christmas balls), small wooden houses and other gifts and Christmas paraphernalia, as well as local delicacies in the form of pots of mussels and snails, Belgian roast , delicious chocolate and excellent beer (you can relax and warm up in the area with the cafe).

When it comes to Christmas sales, there are 30-50% discounts in many Belgian stores..


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