22 Dec 2015


Each little town around Waterloo has its own Christmas market. I missed the one in Waterloo, because I was on holidays and this weekend there was another one in the next little town, Braine l'Alleud.

In front of the City Hall stood a big Christmas tree, just besides a blooming flower bed. This is very unusual for Belgium ! Normally it should be snow or at least it should be very cold !

Little stalls were all over the place

and in a huge tent other stalls selling arts and crafts,

In front of the post office is also a huge tree and an old carousel

Of course the roasted chestnuts stand is not missing.

I haven't been to the Brussels Christmas market yet, because it is so crowded that you can hardly walk despite the terrorist alert level n° 3 on 4. On TV I have seen soldiers with in one hand their machine gun and in the other Christmas shopping bags ! That's Belgium ! The market is very big with more than 230 stalls.

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Rajesh said...

That is a really nice place to shopping.

Loree said...

I just love the Christmas markets. You can buy so many original gifts from the stalls. I still treasure all the ones we had got from the Christmas markets in Vienna.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos of the Christmas Markets ~

Wishing you the magic and love of this season today and everyday,
artmusedog and carol

colleen said...

Sweet. I love visiting towns and cities during Christmas. We just spent a weekend in Washington D.C. and saw A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theater where President Lincoln was shot.