Details are subject to change; it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.

SALZBURG: Krampus and Perchten runs, traditional run of wild spirits through the streets, Dec. 3, 5-6, 8, 21.

VIENNA: New Year’s Trail in Old City, food and entertainment in the streets, Dec. 31.

VIENNA: Imperial Ball in Hofburg Palace, Dec. 31.

SALZBURG: Party zone in the city center, food and entertainment in the streets, Dec. 31.

BRUSSELS: Late openings at museums, through Dec. 15.

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, devils, St. Nicholas and angels roam the city center, Dec. 5.

RIPON: Dickens Festival, through Dec. 4.

LONDON: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, seasonal ice skating, rides and attractions, through Jan. 3

LONDON: Oxford Street Christmas lights, through Jan. 5.

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.

LONDON: International Horse Show, at Olympia and National Halls, Dec. 13-19.

LONDON: New Year’s Day parade, Jan. 1.

PARIS: Christmas illuminations on the Champs-Elysées, through Jan. 9.

LYON: Fête des lumières, illuminations in honor of Virgin Mary, Dec. 8-11.

PARIS: Fun fair at the Grand Palais, Dec. 16-Jan. 2.

TÜBINGEN: International chocolate festival, through Dec. 4.

HAMBURG: DOM festival, open-air fun fair, through Dec. 4.

MUNICH: Tollwood, cultural festival in Olympiapark, through Dec. 31.

BERLIN: Berlin Tattoo Convention, in Arena Berlin, Dec. 2-4.

MUNICH: Krampus runs, traditional wild spirits run in city, Dec. 11, 18.

BERLIN: New Year’s Eve outdoor party on the Strasse des 17 Juni near the Brandenburg Gate, with entertainment, Dec. 31.

DUBLIN: Temple Bar chocolate festival, Dec. 3-5.

ROME: Romaeuropa, cultural arts performances, through Dec. 11.

MILAN: L’Artigiano in Fiera, large crafts fair in fairgrounds, Dec. 3-11.

SORRENTO: City marathon, Dec. 18.

PISA: City marathon, Dec. 18.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: International motor show, Luxexpo, Dec. 9-11.

AMSTERDAM: Millionaire fair, RAI International Exhibition and Congress Centre, Dec. 8-11.

AMSTERDAM: New Year’s Eve outdoor party on the Museumplein, with entertainment, Dec. 31.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh’s Christmas, seasonal activities around Princes Street Gardens, through Jan. 4.

KIRKWALL: The Ba’, historical street football game, Dec. 25.

EDINBURGH: Hogmanay, New Year’s Eve outdoor party, Dec. 31.

STONEHAVEN: Fireball festival, Dec. 31.

VALENCIA: Auto Show in Feria Valencia, Dec. 3-8.

FRIBOURG: Santa Claus parade and fair, Dec. 3.

KÜSSNACHT: Klausjagen, St. Nicholas procession, Dec. 5.

GENEVA: Escalade, 17th-century historical procession, Dec. 9-11.

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