The Brussels winter fair “Winter Wonders” has set a new visitor record, attracting almost 2.5 million visitors, reports website. The festival took place between 25 November and 1 January, with approximately 67,000 visitors per day. The number is 1 million up on the last two years.

Belgians were the majority among the visitors – 65 percent, half of which are local people from Brussels. Foreign tourists represented around 35 percent of all visitors, with the French outnumbering the Spaniards and the Dutch. Tourists at Winter Wonders came from all corners of the world, from 98 different countries.

New Year’s Eve was also a successful event, with 80,000 people celebrating the start of 2017 at the streets of central Brussels. The main celebrations with the fireworks and music party was organized at Place de Brouckère.