Brussels at Christmas is a delight. Having only ever been to Brussels before for work and spending my time wandering around in the rain between meetings in nondescript office buildings, this trip made a nice change. It may have been freezing cold, but seeing the buildings in Grand Place lit up to music was definitely worth it,
This square is thought to be one of the most beautiful in Europe – and when lit like this was a huge Christmas tree it’s not difficult to see why,
The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert was lit up beautifully – and as usual full of tempting chocolate delights (as well as marshmallows).
A box full of macroons.
The tree in Grand Place represents Rīga as both the European Capital of Culture and the capital of the presiding state of the Council of the European Union.
Belgium is famous for it’s waffles. I many waffles on this trip. This was the Brussels waffle, you can also get the smaller liege waffle (which I also tested for comparison purposes).
Like most Christmas markets, it was rather busy.
There was even a Christmas pig.
Fuel for the weekend! Only a couple of hours from London by Eurostar, Brussels is a great place for a quick city visit at Christmas.