I know you guys are waiting to read my Christmas blog post series. I am so sorry due to technical difficulties my scheduled posts haven’t published. Now I have fixed the problem so that you can miss any of them.
Today I am introducing a family of four who travels and inspire other families to do the same. Read their stories on travelynnfamily for how they transform couple travel to family travel. Say hi to Jenny, Jason, Arthur, and Ezra. Read details on how to enjoy Christmas in Ghent by Jenny from TravelynnFamily.
Enjoy Christmas in Ghent by Jenny from Travelynn family
Ghent is Belgium’s compact medieval city. This city, with its cobbled streets and fairy-tale charm, is often overlooked by travelers who make a beeline for Bruges. But increasingly, more travelers are discovering its quaint canal-side architecture, edgy art scene, and quirky bars.
It’s a magical place to visit at Christmas. As the city is transformed for the annual Gentse Winterfeesten. It is a Winter Festival embracing all things Christmassy and cold. The sparkling light displays, traditional festive markets selling both local and international foods as well as craft treats, an ice-rink under the City Pavilion, an ice grotto to meet Santa, thrilling fairground rides and a giant Ferris wheel affording panoramic views of the city and beyond.
Don’t forget to Take a visit to Gravesteen during the festival. You will see rooms of the medieval castle, which showcases weaponry and torture devices, transformed into a Winter Wonderland with balloons on the ceiling, piles of presents and snow scenes. We particularly loved the medieval dungeon transformed into a tranquil Christmas setting complete with carols and Christmas Tree.
As you walk around the city center, pick up a hot chocolate or waffle from a street stall to warm you up. You will smell the waffles before you see them!
The festival runs from November to January and we actually visited Ghent with our kids just after Christmas, and the festivities were still in full swing.