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Christmas Holidays in Ostend

Ostend knows what to do with cold and short winter days; the Christmas break here is a great magical celebration. We give you following tips on how to spend a great Christmas break in Ostend.

Spectacular light show 2019

Where:
Adolf Buylstraat
When:
29/11/19 to 05/01/20

A fairylike light tunnel covers the Adolf Buylstraat and four times a day this shopping street is the setting for a spectacular musical light show. Thousands of coloured led lights are a feast for your eyes and ears when you experience this light show in Ostend!

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Winter in the Park 2019

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
29/11/19 to 05/01/20

In the middle of a beautifully lit up Leopold Park, visitors can ice skate on the pond, which is surrounded by over 50 wooden stalls selling typical Christmas products. During the Christmas holidays, each day children can enjoy special acts and activities, which will make this an unforgettable experience.

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Hangtime

1,000 square metres of trampolines, a huge ball bath, and a challenging play area for the little ones, all connected by an inspiring coffee bar: that is the definition of Hangtime! ...

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Santa's House 2019

Where:
Wapenplein
When:
29/11/19 to 05/01/20

Have you always wanted to know what Santa’s House looks like? This autumn, he will be setting up his cabin on the Ostend Wapenplein. Santa’s House is the ideal spot to take your Christmas photo.

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Street art in Ostend

Discover “The Crystal Ship” in Ostend: renowned and world-famous artists made enormous paintings on walls as well as fantastic art installations in open spaces.

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Christmas tree maze Mariakerke

Where:
Strandplein Mariakerke
When:
21/12/19 to 05/01/20

During the holidays the beach at Mariakerke will be enlivened by a mysterious maze made up of 500 Christmas trees. This illuminated maze is a treat for all ages! Free admittance.

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New Years' fireworks 2019

Where:
Groot Strand
When:
Tue 31 Dec 2019

The fireworks display at the end of the year has become a tradition in Ostend. Thousands of people gather at the beach to celebrate the new year with spectacular fireworks!

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New Years' Dive 2020

When:
Sat 4 Jan 2020

Celebrate the new year with a typical Ostend tradition: The New Year's Dive. The New Year’s Dive is cold, bold and the best way to start the year! It is also the fastest way to get rid of you New Year's Eve hangover… So come and join the thousands of brave men and women on the beach of Ostend on January 4th!

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Fireworks in Mariakerke 2020

Where:
Strandplein Mariakerke
When:
Sat 4 Jan 2020

On Saturday 4 January, Mariakerke will bid a festive farewell to the holiday season. Enjoy the entertainment at Strandplein between 3 and 9 pm, with free snacks and drinks for all at 5 pm. At 7 pm, fireworks on the beach will provide for a joyous conclusion!

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Mu.ZEE – Art museum at the seaside

Mu.ZEE is the museum for Belgian art with absolute openness and accessibility. It tells stories with a unique Belgian art collection from 1830 to now and is in constant conversation with the international art scene through its state-of-the-art exhibition programme and collection policy. Artists and public will find each other in a museum where they can experiment, question and discover. ...

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The best waffles and pancakes according to our Facebook fans

A delicious hot waffle or pancake! Nothing tastes better after a winter walk along the beach. But where to find the best? We put this question to our followers on facebook and according to the poll you eat the best waffles or pancakes here:

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Fort Napoleon

What if the walls of Fort Napoleon could talk? Well they do! Discover the brand new story trail about the history of the fort. ...

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Book your stay now

Now is the time to book your stay in Ostend between 29/11 and 05/01, and discover your surprise winter present in your room upon arrival:

  • Wintergift
  • Free tickets and exceptional reductions
  • Delightful goodies and surprises
  • An Ostend activities guide
  • ...
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