The authentic Sint-Anna quarter is the setting for an atmospheric Christmas market with artisanal products. You can find nice little trinkets and (Christmas) gifts or enjoy a snack or a drink.
The Balstraat Christmas market is a success every year and is appreciated for its varied artisan offerings. The Volkskundemuseum is free for the occasion; an ideal family outing. After visiting the rich collection, children can have creative fun at the craft tables. There is a cosy winter bar in the museum's inner garden. The museum hosts demonstrations by craftsmen and the sweet maker and speculoos baker can be seen at work.
The Kantcentrum across the street will also hold demonstrations and workshops. In the course of the afternoon, you can sing along at the top of your voice - singing out of tune is also allowed! - with the well-established choir of "No Notes". In the Jerusalem Chapel, storytellers will present authentic Christmas stories. The Sint-Janshuismolen will also be open for free for the occasion, grinding grain that day.
New this year, we are opening up the Gezellehuis garden to all Bruges youth, with a focus on new Bruges residents. Several DJs, from different backgrounds will spin records. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a drink or a delicious snack from the food trucks with specialities from all over the world.
Midwinter Festival is a collaboration with Handmade in Bruges, Adornesdomein, Kantcentrum Brugge, vzw Do/Culture Crossing, Volkskunde West-Vlaanderen, among others.