3 Brussels, Belgium

Brussels is a beautiful city as it is, but there is just something about the way the lights of the Christmas market glimmer off the imposing, Gothic buildings in Grand Place. A giant Christmas tree and all the chocolate and mulled wine you can handle makes Brussels an amazing place to visit at Christmas.

Also, make sure you do not miss the Christmas Parade on December 11, which is a whole new kind of festivity that will make you think you’re hanging out with the elves in the North Pole.