More than 130 wooden huts spread out from the “Sint-Baafsplein”, along the “Botermarkt” and” Klein Turkije” to the end of the Korenmarkt. The whole neighbourhood gets out its Christmas decorations, including “Donkersteeg”, “Groentenmarkt” and “Sint-Veerleplein”. All in front of The Lord of Ghent. Wander among firs and pines, amble past stalls selling snacks and drinks, fancy trinkets and authentic crafts. The scent of pine resin and mulled wine make the experience complete. Ghent under its green winter blanket, a Christmas city at its best.
From 8th December 2017 to 7th January 2018
The Gentse Winterfeesten is an authentic Christmas market right in the enchanting heart of Ghent.
The entire Winterfeesten area and all squares will ooze the atmosphere of the Nordics.
Just imagine the smell of pine, lots of green, cosiness, lights, northern lights, moose, chalets, homeliness, warmth..
Everyone feels welcome, and it’s just great to spend a fun and heartwarming time with friends and family.
You can just picture yourself walking through a Scandinavian Christmas village, right in the middle of a wintery pine forest.
When visiting the stunning inner city centre of Ghent, plenty of magical moments will cross your path.
The smell of a snowy pine forest, northern lights, the moon peeking through the stars… Winter ‘chill’ becomes winter ‘warmth’.