Friday, December 12, 2008
Brussels Christmas Market 2008
The Brussels Christmas Market from 28 November 2008 to 28 December 2008. From Monday to Thursday 12.00 to 21.00, Friday to Sunday 11.00 to 22.00. 24 December from 12.00 to 18.00, 25 December 14.00 to 22.00.
Hailed as ‘Europe’s most original Christmas market’ by British tour operators, the Christmas Market is made up of 240 wooden chalets, dotted around the Bourse (Stock Exchange), Place Sainte Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons (fish market). Whichever chalets you visit, you can be sure to find plenty of Christmas gifts and various seasonal gastronomic delights.
There is a 60m2 skating rink. Adults: 6 €/hour; under 12s: 4 €/hour and 1 € for every 15 minutes extra. Skates hire included. Gloves obligatory. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by adults (free entry for accompanying adults who do not wish to skate).
Discover Winter Wonders from on high, seated in heated gondolas on the Big Wheel in the Marché aux Poissons. Big Wheel: Adults 5€, under-12s 3€. VIP Gondola: four adults/champagne 75€. Info & booking +32 496 49 51 71
The Andréa and Magique roundabouts around its base will delight young and old alike. The rides and their fantasy characters are made by artists from the Royal de Luxe street theatre company. 2€ (weekdays outside of school holidays from 14.00)
A friendly ice dinosaur monster 40 metres long will ‘gobble up’ kids and adults on the site of the Black Tower. Ice Monster: 4€, children under 1m10 free.
On Sunday 30 November, 21 & 28 December, have your photo taken in front of the Ferrero Rocher ice sculpture, on the Marché aux Poissons. You can then download your portrait from the website.
Travel to Winter Wonders on public transport
There are special offers by train, metro and car parking rates.
Full details on http://www.plaisirsdhiver.be/