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Situated in the beautiful town centre, the Bruges Christmas Market encircles the magical open-air ice rink. The traditional Christmas Market stalls sell every kind of festive gifts and crafts. The Christmas Markets coincide with the city's annual Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival; adding even more festive cheer to the atmosphere.
Brussels holds its annual 'Winter Wonders' Christmas Market in the heart of the city stretching over two kilometres and home to 240 stalls, an ice rink, fairground rides and a bauble-studded Christmas tree. Offering Christmas treats to buy for loved ones, you can also try mouth-watering delicacies such as local chocolates, pots of mussels, cones of French fries and Belgian waffles.
Antwerp offers a tremendous setting for their Christmas Market in The Grote Markt, under Europe's tallest Gothic cathedral. Visitors can stock up on traditional decorations, sip mulled wine under the Christmas tree and purchase an array of seasonal produce whilst listening to the evening carol concerts.
The Christmas market in Ghent is the biggest one in Flanders. Visitors are locals, day-visitors, special tours that visit Ghent in groups and business people. Combine Ghent's delightful shops and boutiques with over 50 atmospheric stalls selling pancakes, Gin, Gluhwein, candles, jewellery and gifts. The market is staged in Saint-Bavo Square in Ghent's historic centre located between the Sint-Baafs Cathedral and the Belfort (Belfry).
Lille's two large city centre squares burst into life during the Christmas Market period. At the heart of the Market stand a ferris wheel towering above the city whilst Underneath is the Christmas Village offering your typical array of food, drink, and Christmas-inspired souvenirs.
Strasbourg offers one of the oldest and best Christmas Markets in France! Here you can enjoy carolling choirs, Nativity plays, an ice rink and delicious mulled wine along with Edible specialties include pretzels, roasted chestnuts, bredele cookies. Christkindelsmärik wooden stalls stacked with delicate ornaments and Nativity figurines surround Notre-Dame Cathedral and line Place Broglie.