My wife and I are planning a trip with a few days during or around Christmas in Belgium, if not this year then next year.
Is Bruges, Brussels or any other part of Belgium notable for any Christmas/winter holiday events or celebrations?
If Bruges is in fact enjoyable as merely a three-day visit, is traveling from Bruges to Brussels (or vice versa) to experience both places in a single trip for a few days each suggested or should Brussels as a larger city be given more time as it's own trip?
Chances are we would start our trip by visiting friends in London for a few days; is it generally recommended to just fly from London to Belgium or would you suggest taking the train/chunnel and making an experience out of it (it would be our first time using the chunnel).
Travelers: 2 adults
Likes: historical sites, cozy atmosphere, pubs, museums, festivals, zoos and aquariums