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Christmas Around The World...BELGIUM! ♥ Photo: Great Market ready for Christmas, Brussels Small family Christmas presents are also given at Christmas too, under the tree, or in stockings near the fire-place, to be found in the morning or opened on Christmas Eve.The traditional Christmas breakfast is the same as the normal Sunday breakfast eaten throughout the year.

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Christmas Around The World...BELGIUM! ♥ Photo: A Christmas tree is illuminated at the Grand Place in central BrusselsOn Christmas Eve ('Kerstavond' in Flemish and 'le réveillion de Noël' in Walloon), a special meal is eaten by most families. It starts with a drink (apéritif) and 'nibbles', followed by a 'starter' course such as sea-food, and then stuffed turkey. The dessert is 'Kerststronk' or 'la bûche de Noël' a chocolate Christmas Log made of sponge roll layered with cream.

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Belgium – Brussels Baubles: Winter wonders More than 2 km of the stretch from the word-famous Grand’Place to Ste-Catherine is dotted with hundreds of enchanting wooden chalets, attractions, activities and terraces offering mulled wine, gourmet food, smoking chocolate and much much more. Don’t forget the huge Ferris wheel, outdoor ice rink, merry-go-rounds and stunning colossal Christmas tree.