Brussels – Plaisirs d’Hiver 2017: For five weeks near the end of the year, Brussels’ City Centre becomes a Christmas wonderland during the city’s annual Plaisirs d’Hiver. A large Christmas tree at the Grand Place is the centerpiece of the setting, which also includes an ice-skating rink, Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, light installations, and even an exhibition on the history of Pompeii through its demise in 79 AD. And of course, shopping for days.
The festivities begin 24 November with a parade at the Grand Place at 18:00, and continues until New Year’s 2017/2018. The website is in French and Dutch (the latter under the name Winter Pret), so Google Translate will be your best bet.