Winter in the Park Ostend is a real-life Winter Wonderland that is a must-visit on your trip to Ostend from December to January. Leopold Park is transformed into something truly magical for both the young and old, the picturesque square is beautifully decorated with captivating lights and a gigantic Christmas tree. You will also discover over 50 wooden chalets selling Christmas gifts and food delights, as well as a real-life floating ice rink! Children will be able to enjoy special entertainment acts and activities each day, which will make this an unforgettable experience. There is so much to discover and enjoy at this event, here are some of our top reasons why you should attend.
Extraordinary Ice Rink
During the holiday season, Leopold Park is lit up by more than 170,000 lights. You will find more than 200 Christmas trees and 50 Christmas chalets in the park. The most popular attraction at Winter in the Park, visitors can get a truly memorable Christmas experience by skating upon the beautifully lit-up Leopold Pond. For those who may have a slight fear of this, don’t worry, the ice rinks float on the water which gives you the illusion you are floating on the pond. Tickets are €7.00 and your skates are also included in the price.
Looking to buy a loved one something truly unique this Christmas? Ostend truly comes to life during the festive season, you will be able to buy Christmas presents and treat yourself to some tasty local specialities and festive souvenirs. Winter in the Park, host an enormous Christmas market with wooden chalets selling
a variety of everything for all. Here you will find unique handmade clothing, exclusive accessories, and fun gadgets. You will spend all day here looking at the local talent. Of course, don’t forget to buy yourself something, after all, you deserve it.
After all that exploring and skating, you will certainly be thirsty. Warm yourself and your hands up over at the food and beverages stalls, here you can enjoy a piping hot glass of gluhwein (mulled wine) for the younger taste buds, a delicious hot chocolate filled with marshmallows. There a plenty of places for you to grab a snack and a drink, you can taste cuisine from all over the world, from Tibetan specialities, French delicacies and much more.
Leopold Ostend Accommodation
Christmas is a busy time of the year with people from all over the country coming to Ostend to enjoy our festive spirit and winter activities. Families, couples, groups and solo travellers all look for excellent value, comfortable accommodation in the city so they can relax after a long day of exploring. Leopold Hotel Ostend is a 3* boutique hotel in the city centre of Ostend close to the beach and the Casino Kursaal. The timeless elegance of this unique historic building has been admired by generations of guests and is a perfect spot for a festive getaway.
Book your stay in Leopold Hotel Ostend on our official website for exclusive access to our best available rates and special offers. We’re looking forward to playing a small part in your favourite Christmas memories.
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