At the beginning of December, it feels as though Ghent is getting all dressed up and making a beeline for Christmas and New Year. The historic centre gradually metamorphoses into a winter landscape.

In 2020 the Christmas period will not be like in any other year, and that goes for Christmas in Ghent too. We will unfortunately not be able to organise a Christmas market, but we can still create a cheerful, magical atmosphere.  And it goes without saying that you’re very welcome to visit our city to enjoy it.

Wander through the magically lit streets and alleys, go for a long winter walk and try a Ghent winter specialty.  This way you can still enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

How to reach Ghent?

Ghent lies at the intersection of the E17 and the E40 motorways and is therefore easily accessible by car or coach. With two railway stations in the city, arrival by train is certainly an easy option. Ghent is therefore an ideal operating base for anyone who is eager to discover other Flemish Art Cities or enjoy the beautiful province of East Flanders.