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.
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.