Festivals and events
Event details are subject to change so please check with the tourist board before traveling.
SALZBURG: Krampus and Perchten runs, traditional run of wild spirits through the streets, Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3, 5-6, 8, 21.
VIENNA: Ice Dream, ice skating in front of City Hall, Jan. 19-Mar. 4.
BRUSSELS: Late openings at museums, through Dec. 15.
BRUSSELS: Sablon Nights, Nov. 24-26. Open house in Sablon Quarter.
BASTOGNE: Nut Market, fair and festival commemoration of the defense of the city in WWII, Dec. 10-11.
AUSTERLITZ: Commemoration of Napoleon’s battle, re-enactment and camps, Dec. 2-4.
PRAGUE: Milulis, Dec. 5. Devils, St. Nicholases and angels roam the city center.
LONDON: Top Gear Live, trade show with top performance cars and high-tech gadgets at ExCeL Exhibition Centre, through Nov. 27.
LONDON: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, seasonal ice skating, rides and attractions, through Jan. 3
LONDON: Oxford Street Christmas lights, through Jan. 5.
LONDON: St. Andrew’s Day in London, Nov. 30.
RIPON: Dickens Festival, Dec. 1-4.
HARROGATE: The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Dec. 2-4.
LONDON: Chocolate festival, in Southbank Centre, Dec. 9-11.
YORK: Festival of Angels, in the Quarter, Dec. 11.
PARIS: Christmas illuminations on the Champs Elysées, through Jan. 9.
LYON: Fête des lumières, illuminations in honor of Virgin Mary, Dec. 8-11.
HAMBURG: DOM festival, open-air fun fair, through Dec. 4.
MUNICH: Tollwood, through Dec. 31. Cultural festival in Olympiapark.
TÜBINGEN: International chocolate festival, Nov. 29-Dec. 4.
BERLIN: Berlin Tattoo Convention, in Arena Berlin, Dec. 2-4.
MUNICH: Krampus runs, traditional wild spirits run in city, Dec. 11, 18.
WEXFORD: Sci-fi and fantasy fiction festival, Nov. 25-27.
DUBLIN: Temple Bar chocolate festival, Dec. 3-5.
ROME: Jazz festival, through Nov. 30.
ROME: Romaeuropa, cultural arts performances, through Dec. 11.
FLORENCE: City marathon, Nov. 27.
MILAN: L’Artigiano in Fiera, large crafts fair in fairgrounds, Dec. Dec. 3-11.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: International motor show, Luxexpo, Dec. 9-11.
AMSTERDAM: IDFA, International documentary film festival, through Nov. 27.
AMSTERDAM: PAN, art, antiques and design fair at RAI Parkhal, through Nov. 27.
AMSTERDAM: Millionaire fair, Dec. 8-12. RAI International Exhibition and Congress Centre.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh’s Christmas, seasonal activities around Princes Street Gardens, through Jan. 4.
MADRID: Feriarte, art and antiques fair at IFEMA fairgrounds, through Nov. 27.
SEVILLE: International horse show, Exhibition and Congress, through Nov. 27.
MADRID: Golf fair, Nov. 25-27. IFEMA fairgrounds.
BERN: Onion market, Nov. 28.
FRIBOURG: Santa Claus parade and fair, Dec. 3.
KÜSSNACHT: Klausjagen, St. Nicholas procession, Dec. 5.
GENEVA: Escalade, 17th-century historical procession, Dec. 9-11.