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Ghent Festival of Flanders

Ghent Festival of Flanders

Ghent Festival of Flanders is an international music festival where diversity, creativity and top quality are essential. Discover classical and world music in a surprising artistic way, at different exclusive locations in and around the city of Ghent. Every year you can find at least 180 concerts listed on the program, where more than 1500 national and international artists are participating. Original concepts like OdeGand and Parklife make sure that the festival attracts above 60 000 visitors yearly and leave an unforgettable experience for young and old. Go to the website to view the full programme
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Winter Festivities

Winter Festivities

At the beginning of December, it feels as though Ghent is getting all dressed up and making a beeline for Christmas and New Year. The historic centre gradually metamorphoses into a winter landscape, from Sint-Baafsplein to the St.-Veerleplein. Wander past the stalls of the Christmas Market selling snacks and drinks, fancy trinkets and authentic crafts. The scent of pine resin and mulled wine make the experience complete. Emile Braunplein looks like a tableau from a Brueghel painting: warmly wrapped-up skaters whirl around in a mediaeval setting.
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The Light Festival

The Light Festival

Every three years, Ghent is set ablaze with lights during the free Ghent Light Festival. This festival lights up the city with works by international light artists. The city’s nights will become the backdrop for a surprising spectacle, ingenious installations, spectacular performances and beautiful events, all based on light. Get ready to discover Ghent’s historic sites and monuments from a different angle. The Light Festival puts the internationally acclaimed Ghent lighting plan in the spotlight and gives you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Ghent’s unique hidden charm after sunset.
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