Events in Bruges
Christmas Market and ice-rink
For more than a month, you can immerse yourself in the true Christmas atmosphere on the Market Square and at the Simon Stevinplein; on the Market Square you can even pull on your ice skates.
- Address: Markt & Simon Stevinplein
- More Info: 22 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
- Opening hours: daily
The annual rendezvous for dance lovers from all over the world. Over a number of days, this festival brings together established names and young talent at a range of unique locations in the city. The Brussels performing arts collective Needcompany and Jan Lauwers are the central guest and curator of the 2019 edition.
- Address: Concert Hall, Royal City Theatre, Biekorf and Magdalena Concert Hall (MaZ)
- More Info: 5 – 15 December 2019
Procession of the Holy Blood
This impressive religious event celebrates the most sacred relic in Bruges. It has been taking place since 1150, when the Count of Flanders appeared with a stained cloth, allegedly used to wipe Christ's wounds. Once a year, the holy relic is paraded around the town with great ceremony in a very impressive procession re-enacting religious and historical moments. The return of the Count of Flanders is performed to commemorate the importance of the Holy Blood in Bruges' heritage. The procession is on the Unesco World Heritage list.
Each year this highly respected festival of Ancient Music – MA stands for Musica Antiqua – continues to attract the world’s top performers to Bruges and Bruges’ wood- and wetlands.
- Address: Bruges & Bruges’ wet- and woodlands
- More Info: 31th July 2020 t/m 9th augustus 2020
Each year, more than 100,000 people visit the Kookeet culinary festival, which this year celebrates its ninth edition. The recipe for success? For three days, top
Bruges chefs and one guest chef serve up gastronomic gems at democratic prices. The visitors can put together their own menus at their own pace. The participating Bruges chefs are all top names in their field and have one or more Michelin stars, a mention in Bib Gourmand or a high score in Gault&Millau.
- Address: 't Zand square
- More Info: 26 to 28 September 2020
- Opening hours: 11.00 a.m.-9.00 p.m.