13. Bruges, Belgium
Medieval Bruges is stunning all year round, but it truly comes alive in winter, with its center transformed into a Christmas parade, partially sliding on its large ice rink. One can enjoy the fantabulous snow and Ice Sculpture Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is “land of the hobbits” with 40 artists making amazing creations out of 300 tons of ice and some 400 tons of snowflakes. Enjoy it with a mug of hot cocoa in this chocolate lover’s paradise.