If you’re looking for a vibrant Christmas Markets break in Europe, make Brussels top of your list.
Set amidst the beautiful architecture of Grand Place and Place Saint Catherine, Brussels Christmas Market is one of the liveliest and most atmospheric in Europe that won’t fail to immerse you in the festive mood.
Wander over 240 ‘snow topped’ chalet stalls, and discover a huge range of seasonal goodies such as ornaments, decorations, arts and crafts made by local artisans. Pick up gifts for family and friends back home, or treat yourself to an early Christmas present or souvenir.
You can’t go to Brussels on a coach break without sampling its famous cuisine. Indulge in fresh gingerbread, warm waffles, the best fries imaginable, not forgetting Belgian chocolate!
Brussels ‘Winter Wonders’ has a real festival vibe. Aside from the market, there’s a host of activities and attractions going on to keep all ages entertained.
For children and the young at heart, wrap up warm and don your skates for some winter sport fun at the 60 metre rink, scale the illuminated Ferris Wheel for a birdseye view of the market, ride the ornate carousel and marvel at spectacular ice sculptures.
Grand Place, the city's centrepiece, is a hub of activity too, including a giant Christmas tree and real-life nativity scene.
The streets are also bursting with free performances, including a glittering illuminated procession featuring colourful characters and live music.
Make sure you stay behind in the early evening to see the impressive architecture decorated with an extraordinary light and laser display that will dazzle you.