The Christmas Market in Liège is the biggest in Belgium. With around 200 stands, the Liège Christmas Village attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year.
The Christmas Market is referred to as the Christmas village because it is thematically structured. It extends over the Place Saint-Lambert and the Place du Marché.
This year, the area on Place Saint-Lambert stands under the sign winter sports – with a toboggan run (which is very popular) and a ski hut offering Swiss specialties for smaller groups and by reservation.
In the center of the Christmas village is a Ferris wheel, which also offers a spectacular play of lights.
On the opposite side is the City Hall of Liège. In 2018, Liège was named ‘European Christmas Capital 2018’.
The ‘Liège, City of Christmas’ campaign stands for cooperation with local shops and other Christmas activities.
We circumnavigated the building and found Commissioner Maigret lingering lonely on a bench at the back.
Many stalls offer lighting and Christmas decorations, but Belgium is well known for its culinary delights, which are available in a wide selection here. However, the focus here should be on social gatherings.
Numerous restaurants and cafes invite you to eat and drink. Belgium is known for its meatballs, fries, waffles, and, of course, the famous Belgian chocolate.
Belgian beers are also famous beyond the country’s borders, but we have no trouble finding excellent French wine.
We get a little into conversation with the operator of a wine stand. To our joy, he is married to an Uzbek woman, and we can chat a little bit with her about her homeland.
In the Christmas Village, there is also a supporting program with concerts and acrobatic performances.
The sea of lights that floats over the entire Christmas village creates unforgettable memories.
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