The Christmas market in Brussels – known as Plaisirs d’Hiver (French) and Winter Pret (Flemish) – extends from the world-famous Grand Place to Place St. Catherine. Made up of 240 chalets, the market sells an array of crafts, decorations and gourmet treats, including the famous Belgian waffles, chocolate and frites! There is also a large selection of gourmet delights to take home as gifts, such as artisanal sausages, cheeses, preserves and foie gras.
Along with stalls filled with gifts to put under your tree, there is a toboggan slope, a ferris wheel illuminated with 18,000 lights and, a 200 foot-long skating rink in the center of the fish market.
Don’t forget to seek out the Manneken-Pis while in Brussels. The city’s mascot always dresses for the occasion and during Christmas time he’s sure to be rocking the Santa gear.
The Brussels Christmas Market goes until January. Visit the Brussels website for more information.