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Winter Glow 2024

Winter Glow will be taking place throughout the city from 22 November 2024 until 05 January 2025.

A wonderful winter experience – that’s what Winter Glow is all about. A winter festival packed with fascinating experiences, sparkle-filled special moments including a new Light experience trail, ice skating with unique decor on the Minnewater (Lake of love), a cosy winter bar, two Christmas markets, shopping fun during the many shopping days and a lovely walking trail to wander through the historic centre with its beautiful atmospheric lighting and Christmas decorations. Winter Glow will wrap you in its embrace and warm you up. In other words, there are more than enough reasons to stay in Bruges overnight and experience wintry Bruges at its most beautiful.

Story of the Swan

Light experience trail

Follow the new Light experience trail and experience Bruges as you have never seen it before.
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Kerstmarkt Markt - Wintergloed 2022

Christmas Markets

A convivial atmosphere at the quaint Christmas Market in the centre of Bruges.
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Minnewater - Wintergloed

Artificial ice rink

Pirouettes and ice-skating on the Lake of love.
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Winterbar Vorst - Wintergloed 2022

Vorst Winter Bar

Stylish fun under a starry night sky of lights with a view of the artificial skating rink.
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Sfeervolle kerstversiering - Wintergloed

Atmospheric Christmas decorations

Bruges in the full Christmas spirit.
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Festive shopping

24 days of car-free shopping days with free public transport
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Winter atmosphere events

Bruges loves winter – that’s why there are lots of great winter events planned again this year. Find out the best places to warm up this winter here.
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Warmste week

De Warmste Week (the Warmest Week)

This year, Bruges will be extra atmospheric and heartwarming during the week before Christmas as that is when Bruges becomes the warmest city in the country.
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Wintergloed plan 2023

Winter Glow plan

Download the Winter Glow city map and get ready to explore!


Bereikbaarheid Brugge

Winter Glow accessibility

How to get to Winter Glow? Getting to Winter Glow is easy by train, bus or car.
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Toegankelijk Wintergloed

Accessibility to Winter Glow

Read more about the accessibility of Winter Glow for people with a disability.
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Visitor Predictor Winter Glow

Visitor Predictor Winter Glow

Check the calendar and find out when you can experience Winter Glow at its best.
Check the calendar (PDF)


8 x winter in Brugge

8 x winter in Bruges

When you visit Bruges during the cold season, you will leave the city with a warm heart.

Discover our 8 winter tips
Overnachten in Brugge

Staying overnight in Bruges

Stay overnight in Bruges and enjoy fully all the winter events.

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