The Christmas market in Bruges is divided in two. One takes place on Simon Stevinplein street, not far from the main square and the other is in the main square or Grote Markt. From one to the other it's a five or less minutes walk. They are both beautiful and full of people so if you desire is to escape for a little while and enjoy some quiet time, go to Burg Square, just off Grote Markt to the left. The square is pretty large with wonderful restaurants and chocolate and lace stores. Very few people are present since the main event is not happening here. A tall Christmas tree is in the square. It's a treat for the senses.