Brussels can be very cold in the winter, with temperatures averaging in the 30s. Thankfully, many of the city highlights are its museums and events, and the architecture can be equally if not more beautiful all lit up. In mid-February, visitors can enjoy the Bright Brussels Festivals all over the city, which includes interactive exhibitions, displays and costumes dedicated to electric light. There are also several Jazz festivals in the month of January and at the beginning of March there is the annual Anima film festival celebrating new animation pieces. Brussels has many world-class museums to spend chilly days in, including The Royal Museums of Fine Art Brussels, Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Art and History Museum. Or you can schedule a tour of the European Parliament. Of course, sweets like hot chocolate and famous Belgian waffles are available year-round but taste better on a cold day. The sometimes-narrow streets are best traversed with a compact sedan, although be sure to ask about winter tire availability.