Ghent at Christmas


Each Christmas in Ghent, the locals and tourists all flock to Gravensteen castle, which transforms into a winter palace of market stalls, lights and music. Ice skate and ride the Ferris wheel in the city pavilion then head out to enjoy the festive atmosphere at the many fantastic local bars. The oldest quarter of Ghent, a visit to The Patershol's mini market offers a less frenetic, more intimate setting, while all the family can enjoy night of The Nutcracker at the Opera Vlaanderen, performed by Royal Ballet Flanders.

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Places To Visit

Christmas Market

Patershol Festivities

Gravensteen Castle

Opera Vlaanderen


Gravensteen Hotel

Romantic, 19th century building in the heart of Ghent

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