No Christmas tree on Brussels historic market square this year

This year unlike previous years there will not be a genuine Christmas tree on Brussels historic market square.

For many years a traditional fir tree has embellished the market square, but this year the tree's sponsor, electricity generator Electrabel, has opted for something new.

Sara De Bruyn: "There will be a 25 metre high structure consisting of a set of screens. During the daytime you can climb to the top of the tree where you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. As soon as it becomes dark the tree turns into a spectacle of light and sound. Every ten minutes an amazing show will unfold."