Winter in Europe: Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges

Ice Sculpture Festival in BrugesAs if Bruges could get any more fairytale like, the medieval city just outside of Brussels puts on a splendid show for the holiday season. Its cobblestone streets are decked with lights, the famous chocolate shops churn out delicious treats, the Christmas market sparkles with wares, and the annual Snow & Ice Sculpture festival delights visitors with fantastic works by international artists. 300 tonnes of ice and 400 tonnes of snow are shipped in for the event. This year’s theme is “the magical world of Disneyland Paris.” After ogling the sculptures, it's possible to warm up with a drink at the ice bar.

The festival is open every day from November 25, 2011 until January 15, 2012, including Christmas and New Year’s day. Tickets cost 13 euros for adults, and 9 euros for children. Needless to say, it’s recommended to wear warm clothing for your visit. The thermal tent where the sculptures are showcased is kept at a constant 21 degrees fahrenheit (brrrr!)

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