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    First Christmas market on the Place de Musées in Brussels

    For the end of the Museums night, the Bip, authority for the Brussels-Capitale region, launched its first Christmas market at 4pm, on the Place des Musées. This will continue until Sunday, from 10am to 8pm. The opening included fire-eaters and a brass band.

    The village is made up of around 15 chalets, and includes an ice sculptor, among other things. The chalets are attributed after an evaluation of the artisanal or artistic aspect of the products. There are vintage silk-screen makers, a designer who makes geometric lights inspired by origami, a wooden jewelry maker, and lights made from recycled material. There are also the traditional tartiflette or mulled wine and hot chocolate stands.

    Terry Vermandel, Event manager at Bip, explained the goal was to improve the market in the Exchange District for the end of Museums night: “We wanted to animate the top end of the town which is a little gloomy, even though there are loads of tourists that go through it to see the Museums”.

    This event has been organized by the new Public Events department of the regional authority, set up a year ago.

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)