Christmas in Bruges is like stepping into a postcard. Medieval buildings with a light dusting of snow, thousands of twinkling lights and Christmas markets make Bruges the perfect place for a festive break, especially if you love a bit of retail therapy. You’ll find all sorts of treats here, from independent shops and retailers to boutiques and fashion houses. Green Park Hotel offers you perfect festive accommodation in Bruges offering you great value, a comfortable sleep and a festive atmosphere you’ll remember for years to come.

Christmas Market Bruges

If you’ve never been to a Christmas Market in Bruges, you are in for a real treat. As a compact town, the city has two Christmas markets in different locations but within easy walking distance. Markt (market square) is home to the main Christmas market in Bruges and Simon Stevinplein Square hosts the other one with a backdrop of illuminated buildings and trees draped in fairy lights. At the Christmas Markets you’ll find plenty of independent shops, businesses and local sellers with lots of unique items like toys, candles, homeware, skincare, textiles and so much more with lots of gifts you’d never find on the high street. A visit to the Christmas Markets in Bruges is guaranteed to leave you feeling warm, festive and full of the magic of Christmas.

You’ll also find plenty of local food and drink vendors selling all sorts of delicious festive treats. Make sure to enjoy a Belgian hot chocolate with something special like Whiskey or Baileys to keep you warm from the inside out!

Bruges Christmas market 2021 dates:

From 26 November 2021 to 9 January 2022 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

24th December – closes at 05:00 PM

25th December – open only in the afternoon

Bruges Christmas Shop

Some people collect stamps, some collect keyrings, but many people collect Christmas ornaments from different places around the world and Bruges is an ideal place to pick up a bauble from the Bruges Christmas Shop. De Witte Pelikaan on the Vlamingstraat in the centre of Bruges is the perfect spot to shop for all things Christmas, all year round. The gorgeously festive shop has everything from glass, hand-blown ornaments to detailed carved winter scenes, there is something to suit every style and every tree. Ornaments come from all over Belgium, The Netherlands and across the world to make up one of the most exclusive Christmas selections in the world. It’s worth a visit on your Christmas trip to Bruges.

Buying Beer in Bruges

You already know how seriously we take our beer in Belgium and buying some bottles to take home will make it a very Merry Christmas for you no matter where you spend it. Visit De Halve Maan, the only active brewery in the city to sample lots of beers from there extensive menu, a cosy and lively atmosphere, and some delicious food to fuel your shopping trip in Bruges. A pack of beer would make a perfect present for the beer lover in your life or yourself if you want to bring home more than memories.

Art & Antiques in Bruges

Bruges has many art galleries and antique shops dotted around the city where you can pick up something beautiful. You’ll find some seriously impressive works from paintings by old masters to works of art by up-and-coming local artists. With a bit of luck, you can find a treasure of your own to bring home or gift to a loved one this Christmas with everything from unique vintage jewellery to antique furniture on offer. There are works of art in Bruges for young and old, those with an expert eye or those simply drawn to colour and good design. There is something here for every art-lover.

If you love shopping, impressive architecture and fantastic food and drink, Bruges is the best place for a Christmas getaway. Green Park Hotel is an ideal spot for those who love to be close to the action but enjoy a quiet night’s sleep. Visit our website for excusive special offers and discounts or contact our friendly team to book your stay. We look forward to being part of your favourite Christmas memories.

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