ENJOY THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS IN BRUSSELS
Are you looking for a city break to get into the Christmas spirit? Brussels is the perfect destination to enjoy the magic of the season. From the city's Christmas market to ice skating and Christmas lights and music, Brussels offers activities for all the family to enjoy.
Capture Christmas memories by taking your picture next to the giant Christmas tree in the Grand Place. The beautifully lit tree stands 18 metres high and is an unforgettable sight.
Take to the ice and skate on the ice rink in Place de la Monnaie - Christmas carols playing in the background add seasonal charm to the wintry scene.
Stroll through a magical Christmas market in Brussels with dozens of booths, food stalls, Ferris wheels and carousels. There's one in Place St Catherine, and you can discover others at Marché aux Poissons and Grand Place. Keep warm with a mulled wine or hot chocolate while selecting gifts for your loved ones!
Enjoy an excursion to Bruges, a historic city renowned for its Christmas illuminations. Bruges is just an hour's drive from Brussels, so it's easy to visit in a day. A boat trip is one of the most enjoyable ways to see the city's medieval houses, bridges and canals.
Listen to Christmas carols. Attend the magical Brussels Carol Concert at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels or the festival of Christmas carols at the Church of the Holy Trinity.
As well as exploring the Christmas markets in Brussels, don't forget to do some Christmas shopping in the Saint-Hubert Galleries. You will be enchanted by the elaborate 19th-century architecture of these arcades, where you will find luxury shops, cafes and the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts.
Don't miss the stunning Sound and Light show that illuminates the whole of the Grand Place, one of the most beautiful city squares in the world. It focuses on a different theme every year and takes place every 30 minutes, so you can catch it while exploring the city.
Plan your magical Christmas in Brussels
The Hotel Brussels is the perfect place to stay for your Christmas city break in Brussels. Thanks to its central location on the Boulevard de Waterloo, all the main attractions are just a few minutes away - and after a busy day enjoying Christmas activities, you can relax in the hotel's spa and restaurant.