Christmas in Belgium: what you need to know.

Christmas is here and it is important to know what activities we can enjoy in Belgium and also what are the guidelines set by the public authorities to have the best possible end of the year. December is an ideal month to come here for a getaway with unique cityscapes, original art installations and magical light projections.

The Christmas markets.

This year 2021 some of the most emblematic markets have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as Ghent and Leuven. Other cities, such as Bruges, Brussels or Liège, have decided to go ahead with their festivities by putting in place a series of health measures:

  • You must have a Covid Safe Ticket to be able to enjoy, shop and consume in the markets.
  • Wearing a face mask is compulsory.
  • The Winter Glow in Bruges.

    The winter experience in Bruges is called Winter Glow and it will take place from 26 November to 9 January 2022.

    A winter festival packed with fascinating experiences, sparkle-filled special moments including a new Light trail, ice skating with unique decor on the Lake Minnewater, a cosy winter bar, three Christmas markets, shopping fun during the many shopping days and a lovely walking trail to wander through the historic centre with its beautiful atmospheric lighting and Christmas decorations. There are more than enough reasons to stay in Bruges overnight and experience wintry Bruges at its most beautiful.

    The Winter Wonders in Brussels.

    The winter experience in Brussels is called Winter Wonders and it will take place from 26 November to 2 January 2022.

    Magic Monkey is taking charge of the 360° sound and light show on Grand-Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s partnering the composer Charles de Moffarts for a joyous and festive celebration on the theme of travel and power of meeting new people, breaking down barriers and celebrating diversity.

    The Christmas Village in Liège.

    In the beautiful city of Liège we can enjoy the Christmas Village from 26 November to 9 January 2022.

    It is impossible to pass through Liège during the month of December without making a detour to its famous Christmas Village, often presented as the oldest and most ancient Christmas market in Belgium. Much more than a market, the Christmas Village is a real entity with its aldermen, its mayor, its citizens of honor … who animate for over a month its wooden streets. For the past 30 years, it has become the must-see event of the end-of-year celebrations.

    You may be interested: Experiences in Brussels

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