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Winter Wonders, Brussel's Christmas market

Winter Wonders - Poster 2011 - ©

Hailed as‘Europe’s most original Christmas market’ by British tour operators, the Brussel's Christmas Market, "Winter Wonders", stretches over two kilometres until 1st of januari. It includes stalls, chalets, attractions, activities and terraces. People come to enjoy the food and drink, stock up on delicacies for the holiday period or gifts for loved ones. Visitors can discover the charms of Brussels in winter-time, not to mention the friendliness of its citizens and the numerous seasonal traditions of many other countries and cultures.

A sculpture in light is installed in the centre of the Grand-Place, with each week-end, shows starting at 20.00, 21.00 and 22.00.

On the Marché aux Poissons, the Skating rink offers more than 1,000 square metres of ice and can accommodate up to 300 people at a time. The Big Wheel allows visitors to ascend for a panoramic view of all the illuminations. And the toboggan run gets longer by the year, to prolong people’s sliding pleasure.

On the Place Ste-Catherine, baroque roundabouts featuring fantasy characters spin round all day, moving their passengers through space and time.  The Ice Monster, a dinosaur made of ice, some 40 m in length, devours young and old alike.

The ski slope CitySki is situated from 10 to 25 December on the Rue Mont des Arts: 150 metres long, 7 metres wide ans a 5 metre high launching ramp enables the boldest skiers to pick up speed right from the outset.