From: Thursday, November 29 2007, 7:00 am
to: Saturday, December 1 2007, 6:30 pm
The Sablon Nights offer an opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful districts in Brussels in a horse-drawn carriage. Your driver (in period costume) will take you past the best spots and most spectacular illuminations in the city's antiques quarter during this delightful event.
The festival, organised by the Sablon, Quartier des Arts et du Commerce Association, draws some 20,000 revellers over the three evenings. Once you set foot on firm ground, you can flit from antique dealer to art gallery, chocolate laboratory to jewellers, sampling wines and champagnes offered on the house.
Visitors are advised to leave their cars at the car parks nearby (Sablon Poelaert by the Palais de Justice and Albertine, just 50 metres away). Horse-drawn-carriages pick you up and take you into the heart of the festival in style - and completely free of charge.