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Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

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Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

Hello, myself and my partner are off to Bruges from Xmas eve for 5 days. I have been looking to booking a restaurant for Xmas day and there are options. Just woundered if anyone had spent the holiday over there and is there any tips? Dos and dont’s for the Xmas period? Things like is the market open during this time?

Thank you in advance to anyone who replies

Emma

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Bruges, Belgium
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1. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

Yes also in the Xmas week there will be the usual market on Wednesday on the Burg square and on Saturday on the Zand square. There will be a Xmas market on the main square (markt) with an ice skating rink and a second part of the Xmas market on the Simon Stevin square, they are open every day. On Xmas day 25 December most shops and museums and some sights will be closed, but the ice-sculpture festival on the Stationsplein and the museum Historium will be open and the beguinage is always open during the day. So the city will be a bit more quiet on December 25, but that can make ik even more romantic to walk the streets on that day. Shops and museums will be open on Sunday December 23 (for Xmas shopping), and shops will also be open on Monday December 24. Some museums have their closing day on Monday but will exceptionally open on Monday December 24 but will close sooner at 4 PM that day.

Huddersfield...
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2. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

Thank you that’s very helpful 👍🏻

houston, texas
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3. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

My family and I are planning on going to Bruge December 21-26. I was wondering if there was a list of closures somewhere that I could refer to when I make up our itinerary. Also, if there is a recommended restaurant for Christmas meal that we need to book since I know we will need reservations anywhere at this time of year.

Kind regards,

Margaret Daniel

Bruges, Belgium
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4. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

This is a link to a list of when museums and sights are open or closed between Christmas and New Year, December 24 to January 2 : https://www.visitbruges.be/feestdagen-2018-2…

Bruges, Belgium
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5. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

I also put the list with restaurants which are open for Xmas and New Year from the tourist office. I received it as a PDF file so I inserted it into my blog about events in Brugge 2018-2019 so you can consult the list: https:/…

I also wrote a blog on some of the favorite restaurants locals like ourselves like to visit if you need more inspiration: https:/…

Hope this helps!

houston, texas
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6. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

Thank you so much for your kind assistance l we look forward to our Bruges vacation. Our son who is a fan of the movie In Bruges, can’t wait to walk through the streets and see the scenery he has only looked at on screen.

Cheers,

Margaret

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7. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

We are also likely to pass by the Ice Sculpture Festival (see links) mentioned above. This looks like a good choice on Xmas day, considering the limited number of open attractions around Bruges on the day.

http://www.icesculpture.be/

https:/…ice-sculpture-festival-bruges

Edited: 29 November 2018, 12:18
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8. Re: Christmas Eve and day in Bruges?!

I have bookmarked your links Nell as I am also in Bruges between 23-27th December as a lone traveller.

Thank you.

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