Sandwiched in between Germany and France, little Belgium celebrates big with not one, but two major holiday traditions.
In Dutch-speaking Flanders, there is St. Nicholas who is the bearer of holiday toys and candy, while In French-speaking Wallonia there is Pere Noel, who also rewards little boys and girls for being especially good during the year.
Everywhere are the traditional Christmas markets - featuring the aroma of
Belgian waffles and other fresh-baked holiday breads and cookies
filling the air - along with holiday lights shows, music and street
Around the Web, check out more facts, photos and information including major
attractions, foods and recipes, traditional customs, and what
else heats up as the weather turns colder this holiday season
in Belgium ...
More information about Christmas in Belgium around the Web:
Christmas in Brussels - Check out this year's schedule of events with information on the sound & light show at the Grand Palace, the Christmas market, the Christmas ferris wheel, ice skating and related holiday attractions.
Christmas in Bruges - The Christmas market, the chocolate shops, the churches, and more top attractions to take in during the holidays.
Christmas Beer Festival - Get a taste of Christmas in the Essen region at the great annual tradition with this year's schedule, photos, and related tourism information.
St. Nicholas - Belgium - Here's a beautifully illustrated history with related customs and traditions in both French-speaking Wallonia and Dutch-speaking Flanders.