This winter, Ghent will once again show its most beautiful side thanks to the sparkle of the magical Christmas lighting and splendidly decorated shop windows. Put on your winter coat and enjoy a walk in a magical winter atmosphere.

Winter walks

Because we want to bring a bit of magic to Ghent in the Christmas and winter period, it‘s this year more than ever our ambition to create an atmosphere of warmth and cheerfulness in the city. Take a walk in our beautifully lit city and stop along the way for a take-away hot chocolate or a Christmas coffee with a piece of pie or a delicious waffle to warm your insides. 

Even if you have no specific destination, a walk through the many old streets will enhance the Christmas feeling. Be sure to pass by the Castle of the Counts: in winter it’s even more enchanting. Or take a stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, where the beautiful façades and atmospheric lighting are reflected in the river Lys.

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