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The best travel destinations for Christmas and New Years’s Eve

Are you already bored spending the Christmas time at home and are willing to visit some foreign place where this crucial holiday is celebrated in a really exciting manner? May it be that you are searching for an attractive place to meet the new year? In both cases, you should consider Brussels as your travel destination especially during the period starting from the 26th of November until the second of January. This is the time when the capital of Belgium is organising a massive holiday event known as Winter Wonder and Christmas Market.

Visit the Christmas market

If you are living in one of the cities of western and central Europe, in all likelihood, your city also organises Christmas markets which are very popular in this part of the world. Yet, there are not so many places which can boast with thus large Christmas markets as the one held in the capital of Belgium. For example, this year, you will be able to visit over two hundred chalets.

What can you find here? Absolutely anything! Shop for Christmas presents for your family and friends, get souvenirs from Brussels, purchase amazing Christmas decorations and certainly enjoy special Christmas treats.

What else can you do during Winter Wonder and Christmas Market time?

The city is preparing an immense amount of attractions. This year, a large area of the city centre will be covered with fairground attractions including beautiful merry-go-rounds will will make any child happy as well as a magnificent Ferris wheel.

At Place de Brouckère, you will be able to skate on an ice rink. Yet, you should be aware of the fact this rink is available for the people above 15 years of age under the condition of having a Covid Safe Ticket.

The Grand-Place will be decorated with a terrific Christmas tree and will held impressive sound and light shows. In addition to it, here, you will be able to participate in numerous cultural activities and watch video mappings and screenings.

Another fantastic set of performances and Christmas activities are a part of Winter Pop which is held at Laeken, Neder-Over-Heembeek, The Square Ambiorix and the Marolles.

Do not forget to visit all of the places of Winter Wonders!

Winter Wonders which is a part of the Europalia Festival is dedicated to the European Year of Rail. This one of the major attractions of the Christmas celebration in Brussels. It usually has a variety of fantastic attractions for people of all ages. Some of the events are held the same each year, but every year also has a new programme as well.

In 2021, a lot of new attractions will be waiting for you. For example, you will be able to visit a peculiar Creators Factory which is a sustainable market held at Boulevard Anspach. As you can understand from the name of this event, it will show you very curious and exciting goods created by other people. At Boulevard Anspach, you will be able to check Fresco Discursive Mechanisms.

This year, Place de la Monnaie will be hosting Après-ski village, while Place du Musée will be showing Behind the Walls. It is an impressive video mapping show.

Remember to explore the Galaxy Express audiovisual installation which will be set in Carrefour de l’Europe. Finally, for more digital experience, you should go to Central Station and explore Copernicus.

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