Christmas in Brussels: Beer candles and wacky Christmas trees

I’ve spent the day wandering around in Brussels. It’s been really enjoyable and interesting and I’ve picked up on some alternative Belgian takes on Christmas gifts and trees.

Brussels beer candles

When I saw the market in Grassmarkt, I thought I spotted a beer stall but on closer inspection it was actually selling candles in beer glasses that even looked as though they had a frothy head.  It reminded me of my granny’s trick double layered whisky glass.

Just up the road from the Grassmarkt was a collection of somewhat wacky Christmas trees. One had a guy with a chain saw perched on a branch, certainly different from the traditional fairy and tinsel. Another was like a street plan with wooden blocks denoting houses.

Well it was all very entertaining seeing some unusual perspectives on Christmas in Brussels.

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