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Austria

www.austria.info

SHLADMING: O’Neill Pleasure Jam, snowboarding competition and gathering, Nov. 9-11.

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VIENNA: Voice Mania, international a cappella festival, Nov. 9-Dec. 9.

VIENNA: Fair for art, antiques and design, Hofburg, Nov. 10-18.

GRAZ: International Adventure and Mountain Film Festival, Nov. 13-17.

VIENNA: Art Week, focuses on contemporary art, Nov. 19-25.

OBERTAUERN: International Ski Countdown, celebrates opening of ski season with fireworks, disco and open-air festival, Nov. 22.

SALZBURG: Krampus and Perchten runs, running event with costumed “wild spirits,” within city and region, Dec. 1-6.

Belgium

www.visitbelgium.com and www.opt.be

LIEGE: Fall fun fair, through Nov. 11.

CHARLEROI: International Salon of Home Economics, show of food, wine, home comforts and well-being, Palais des Expositions, tickets required, through Nov. 11.

BRUSSELS: Cantillon public brewing session, see lambic beer produced by old-fashioned methods, Nov. 10.

GHENT: I Love Techno, musical festival and trade fair, Flanders Expo, tickets required, Nov. 10.

NAMUR: Antica, antiques fair, Namur Expo, tickets required, Nov. 10-18.

BRUSSELS: Chocolate Week, tours of workshops and tasting sessions, Nov. 19-25.

BRUSSELS: International Brussels Tattoo Convention, Tour and Taxis, tickets required, Nov. 23-25.

Czech Republic

www.czechtourism.com

PRAGUE: Antiques Fair, Exhibition hall at Novomestska radnice, through Nov. 11.

PRAGUE: Contempuls 5, Prague Contemporary Music Festival, through Nov. 23.

PRAGUE: Encounter of Folklore Orchestras, informal festival encouraging interaction, Nov. 9-11.

PAVLOV: Open wine cellars, Nov. 24.

Denmark

www.visitdenmark.com

COPENHAGEN: Flea market, Bella Center, Nov. 10-11.

AALBORG: International Guitar Festival, Nov. 10-18.

England

www.visitbritain.com

LONDON: Christmas Lights on Oxford Street, through Jan. 6.

LONDON: Lord Mayor’s Show, parade to inaugurate city’s lord mayor, Nov. 10.

LONDON: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, with rides, attraction, skating rink and circuses, Nov. 23-Jan. 6.

France

www.franceguide.com and www.rendezvousenfrance.com

AMIENS: International Film Festival, Nov. 16-24.

METZ: Flea market, Expo Center, Nov. 17.

PARIS: Cinéjazz, examines history of jazz and cinema, Nov. 20-30.

METZ: Salon of Antiques and Decorative Arts, Nov. 23-26.

STRASBOURG: St-art, European Contemporary Art Fair, Parc des Expositions, Nov. 23-26.

 

Germany

www.-tourism.de

HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, through Nov. 10.

DRESDEN: Jazztage, jazz festival, through Nov. 11.

MANNHEIM/HEIDELBERG: International Film Festival, through Nov. 18.

BERLIN: European Month of Photography in Berlin, photo exhibits throughout city, through Nov. 25.

HOCHHEIM: Hochheimer Markt, autumn market and fair, Nov. 9-13.

HAMBURG: Hamburg Dom, annual winter fun fair, Nov. 9-Dec. 9.

COLOGNE: Opening of the carnival season, revelers gather at the Heumarkt from 9 a.m., Nov. 11.

BERLIN: International Short Film Festival, Nov. 13-18.

STUTTGART: German Masters, horse riding show, Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, tickets required, Nov. 14-18.

MUNICH: Jewish Culture Days, Nov. 17-27.

BERLIN: Worldtronics, festival of electronic music, Nov. 28-Dec. 1.

MUNICH: Tollwood Winter Festival, Nov. 27-Dec. 31.

Hungary

www.visit-hungary.com

BUDAPEST: Art Market Budapest-International Contemporary Art Fair, Millenaris Cultural Center, through Nov. 11.

BUDAPEST: Flavors and Wine Festival, Hungexpo, tickets required, Nov. 23-25.

BUDAPEST: Hungarian Harvest and Cheese Festival, Nov. 24-25.

Ireland

www.discoverireland.com

SNEEM: International Storytelling and Folklore Festival, Nov. 9-11.

WATERFORD: Waterford Film Festival, promotes independent short films, Nov. 9-11.

DUBLIN: Art Source, Ireland’s biggest art fair, Royal Dublin Society, tickets required, Nov. 9-11.

Italy

www.italia.it

ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, through Nov. 18.

VERONA: International Horse Show, fairgrounds, tickets required, Nov. 8-11.

MILAN: Hobby Show, Milan Fairgrounds, tickets required, Nov. 9-11.

TURIN: Artissima, contemporary arts fair, Lingotto Fiere, tickets required, Nov. 9-11.

MERANO: Wine Festival, showcases Italy’s best wines, Kurhaus, tickets required, Nov. 10-12.

SAN MINIATO: Truffle Fair, Nov. 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25.

VENICE: Festa della Salute, celebrates the Virgin Mary’s intercession to stop the plague in 1630-1631, Nov. 21.

Luxembourg

www.ont.lu

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Live at Vauban, 12 concerts by international artists in three days, Nov. 16-18.

 

Netherlands

www.Holland.com/uk

AMSTERDAM: Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival, through Nov. 11.

THE HAGUE: Crossing Border, festival of literature, music, film and visual arts, Nov. 14-17.

AMSTERDAM: IDFA, documentary film festival, Nov. 14-25.

MAASTRICHT: Jumping Indoor, equestrian show, Nov. 15-18.

AMSTERDAM: Arrival of St. Nicholas by ship, near central train station, Nov. 18.

AMSTERDAM: PAN Amsterdam, art, antiques and design fair, RAI Parkhal, Nov. 18-25.

Scotland

www.visitscotland.com

GLASGOW: Sonic-a 2012, international festival of sound and art, through Nov. 18.

DUNDEE: Jazz Festival, Nov. 15-25.

EDINBURGH: Fiddle 2012, Scots Fiddle Festival, Nov. 16-18.

GLASGOW: Whisky Festival, The Arches, Nov. 17.

FIFE: St. Andrews Festival, music and other events, Nov. 23-Dec. 2.

Spain

www.spain.info

MADRID: Madrid en Danza, international dance festival, through Dec. 4.

GRANADA: International Jazz Festival, Nov. 8-18.

GIJON: International Film Festival, Nov. 16-24.

SEVILLE: International Horse Fair, Nov. 20-25.

Sweden

www.visitsweden.com

STOCKHOLM: International Film Festival, through Nov. 18.

GOTHENBURG: Liseberg Christmas market, Sweden’s largest, Nov. 15-Dec. 23.

STOCKHOLM: Photo Fair, Nordic region’s largest photography market, Nov. 23-25.

STOCKHOLM: International Horse Show, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

Switzerland

www.switzerlandtourism.ch

WINTERTHUR: International Short Film Festival, through Nov. 11.

ZURICH: International Contemporary Art Fair, ABB Hall, through Nov. 11.

BASEL: Autumn fair and market, through Nov. 11.

ZÜRICH: Expovina, wine exhibition held on board 12 ships, Bürkliplatz, through Nov. 15.

GENEVA: Les Autumnales, autumn lifestyle fair, Palexpo, tickets required, Nov. 9-18.

LUCERN: Blues Festival, Nov. 10-18.

BERN: Zibelemärit, onion market and folk festival, Nov. 26.

BADEN: Liechterwecke, Artistic light installations on display, Nov. 28.

Dates based on Nov. 8, 2012.

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