Liege, Belgium’s Christmas Village

| April 26, 2016 | Reply

When we headed to Liege for the Star Wars ICE! exhibit, their Christmas market (Christmas Village) was still running.  It wasn’t super robust and I wouldn’t make a special trip to Liege just for the market, but they had some fun stuff if you’re in the area over the holidays…

liege belgium christmas market

Like any Christmas market, the streets were lined with stalls selling decorations, toys, food, etc.

Coolest thing was probably the outdoor skating rink.

Coolest thing was probably the outdoor skating rink.

There were a couple rides.

There were a couple rides.

liege belgium christmas market

There was a sledding “hill” made out of astroturf.  As with most of Europe, the safety factor was low and it’s a miracle kids weren’t dying.  Although, I did see one run off screaming after another kid plowed into his head.  But he didn’t die.

There was foooooood.

There was foooooood.

There was a nice nativity

There was a really weird-looking nativity.

Some of the stands were selling unique-ish items.

Some of the stands were selling unique-ish items.

And, just an aside, the train station walkway is pretty cool!

And, just an aside, the train station walkway is pretty cool!

 

Category: Belgium, Christmas Markets, Europe, Family Travel, In Germany A Broad blog, Travel, Uncategorized

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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