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“Brussels By Lights” brightens the city during End of Year

Recently,  the City of Brussels activated its festive Christmas lighting, adding warmth, appeal, and a sense of wonder to the city and its streets for the holiday season. This event marks the commencement of the 11th edition of ‘Brussels By Lights’.

Continuing a yearly tradition, Fabian Maingain, the city councillor for Economic Affairs, initiated the lighting ceremony recently. This year’s illumination extended beyond the city centre to include areas like Laeken, Haren, and Neder-Over-Heembeek.

The illuminations, comprising 21 km of light figures and 10.5 km of light strings, will remain lit until December 31, consuming a total of 84 kilowatts. The lights will be turned on daily around 13:00 and turned off at 01:00.

Additionally, a new interactive geocaching trail has been introduced in Brussels. This allows both residents and visitors to explore the central shopping streets through two 90-minute trails. The starting point is at Boulevard Anspach 65, formerly Delhaize-Anspach, where participants will find Eikosis, a giant cat sculpture located at the crossroads of the pedestrian zone and Rue du Marché aux Poulets.

The installation of all these lights took six weeks, and it is anticipated that dismantling them will require an equal amount of time.

(source: The Brussels Times)

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