Christmas Market in Brussels

Welcome back!

I have decided to make my blog not only a fashion blog but a lifestyle blog as well! Good idea? Bad idea? I don’t know, I guess I should give it a try. But fashion will always come first of course 😊.

So, for my first ‘lifestyle blog’ post I decided to mix it with fashion. See this as a crossover to a lifestyle blog, but I’ll be staying in the middle 😉.

I went to the Christmas market in Brussels, even though I hate the cold, I bundled myself up and went outside, and I don’t regret it.

I’ll be telling you how my day went (and how I dressed 😉):

The Galerie de la Reine (Saint-Hubert)


You know, the ‘famous’ shopping arcade, seen in some movies (+ the arcade was visited by the Lumières brothers – the founders of cinematography – in 1896 after debuting their first films in the Grand Café in Paris, they screened ten short films here!).

If you ever visit Brussels, or you live in Belgium, you should at least once walk through this arcade because it offers luxury café’s and luxury shops (like ‘Longchamp’ and ‘Le Tanneur’), and mostly because of the Belgian chocolate made and sold here! Just kidding (but not less true 😊) … but also because of the architecture. It’s beautiful.

Ik gallerie

Just going to add what I was wearing, which you can’t all see, because it was really cold. I was wearing a bordeaux sweatshirt and black high waisted jeans covered by a long black coat. Black over-the-knee boots, a black handbag, a brown-greenish scarf and my favourite accessory; a black bowl hat. A lot of black, I know, I’m sorry. But I like this outfit, a casual shopping look I would say.


New Gloves


Like I said, I really hate the cold and my hands were freezing so I bought some cute, black (of course 😉) gloves with greyish fur.

Take in the View


Moving on, I went on a carousel to take in the view of Brussels and the Christmas market. The sky was grey and cloudy so taking pictures was hard. After ‘the ride’ I took my chance to sit next to Santa and told him what I want for Christmas (a puppy, hint hint).

I’ll Take You to the Candy Shop


On the market we found the goldmine; the candy shop. It was huge and decorated beautifully. It was hard to choose what I wanted, but it’s all in my tummy now 😊.

Night Out

We had to look for something to eat, and it took ages. Because all the restaurants were full, of course. But on the market, we found a stand with Belgian fries (not French 😡!).

(And like I said earlier, the Christmas tree is much prettier in the dark! 😉)

Then we went and found the famous ‘Manneken Pis’, believe it or not but I’m 19 years old, I have lived in Belgium for 17 years and I’ve never seen the peeing boy until this day, because I didn’t think it was worth it. But when I heard that he always ‘changes clothes’ I wanted to see him, because the legends say (haha) he’s a real fashionista. But I was disappointed ☹.

Hilton inside

After that we went to our hotel – The Hilton – to take a good night’s rest.


I hope you all have a lovely day!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Herman says:

    Hi there. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!

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  2. Irene says:

    I love Christmas markets! Thanks for making it feel like Christmas again through your pics. 😊

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    1. awkwardfreya says:

      Aww, you’re welcome 🙂

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  3. Whitney says:

    Hi! My family and I went to Belgium in November… saw a lot of the same things in your post! We thought the same thing about the Manneken Pis! The chocolate was AMAZING! Happy Travels 🙂

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