There’s never a better time to visit Brussels than November through to January. The cosmopolitan Belgian capital becomes a winter wonderland with Christmas markets at the Grand Place and Place St Catherine’s bursting with winter activities for adults and children.
Open air ice-rinks, Ferris wheels and roundabouts add to the family friendly atmosphere of this yuletide market, complete with brass bands and lots of sweet treats. Adults shouldn’t miss browsing the antique gift shops around Sablon Square or going shopping for those famous Belgian chocolates.
The Christmas markets run from November 30 to January 6. Three nights B&B at the three-star Queen Anne Hotel travelling on Eurostar from London St Pancras on November 20 from £236 per person. See www.crestaholidays.co.uk or call 0844 879 8014.