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

SALZBURG: Krampus and Perchten runs, Dec. 3-5, 8. Traditional run of holiday spirits.

VIENNA: Ball Season: Hofburg Kaiser ball, Dec. 31; philharmonic ball, Jan. 20; pharmacists ball, Jan. 22; engineers ball, Jan. 23; medical doctors ball, Jan. 29; hunters ball, Jan. 31; Johann Strauss ball, Feb. 12.

VIENNA: Vienna Ice Dream, Jan. 20-March 5. Outdoor ice skating at Town Hall.

BRUSSELS: Late openings at city museums, through Dec. 16.

BRUGGE: Snow and ice sculpture festival through Jan. 16.

BASTOGNE: Nuts fair, Dec. 10-12. Traditional festival, and one celebrating the freeing of the city in World War II.

NAMUR: International wine and gastronomy fair, Dec. 10-12.

ESSEN: Christmas beer festival, Dec. 18-19.

BRUSSELS: Dog show, Dec. 18-19. Laeken.

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, Jan. 21-30. Antiques and fine arts fair, Tour & Taxis.


SLAVKOV U BRNA: Commemoration of the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz, Dec. 3-5.

COPENHAGEN: Christmas season at Tivoli Gardens, through Dec. 30.

LONDON: Winter Wonderland, through Jan. 6. Hyde Park. Ice skating, rides, Christmas market.

LONDON: Christmas lights on Regent and Oxford Streets, through Jan. 3.

LONDON: Taste of Christmas, Dec. 3-5. Food festival at ExCel.

LONDON: Great Christmas pudding race, Dec. 4. Covent Garden.

LONDON: Santa run, Dec. 5. Greenwich Park.

LONDON: Christmas chocolate festival, Dec. 10-12. Southbank Centre.

LONDON: International Show Jumping, Dec. 14-20. Olympia.

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

PARIS: Christmas department store windows, through Dec. 31. Boulevard Hausmann.

PARIS: Christmas lights along the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, through Dec. 31.

METZ: Flea market, Dec. 4, 18. Metz Expo.

LYON: Festival of lights, Dec. 8-11.

PARIS: Winter sales, Jan. 12-Feb. 15.

HAMBURG: DOM, through Dec. 5. Carnival and rides at the fairgrounds.

MUNICH: Tollwood festival, through Dec. 31. Cultural festival on the Theresienwiese.

BERLIN: Tattoo convention, Dec. 3-5. Templehof airport.

BERLIN: New Year’s Eve outdoor party, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Brandenburg Gate.

BERNAU: Sled-dog races, Jan. 22-23.

TODTMOOS: Sled-dog races, Jan. 29-30.

DUBLIN: National crafts and art fair, through Dec.5. Royal Dublin Society center.

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

SUVERETO: Historical and cultural festival, through Dec. 12.

BOLOGNA: Motor show, Dec. 4-12. Fairgrounds.

MILAN: Arts and crafts show, Dec. 4-12. Fairgrounds.

PISA: City marathon, Dec. 19.

VENICE: Witches regatta, Jan. 6.


AMSTERDAM: Millionaire fair, Dec. 9-13. RAI.

THE HAGUE: Paradice, Jan. 19-Feb. 27. Biggest ice rink center in the world.

ROTTERDAM: International film festival, Jan. 26-Feb. 6.

OSLO: Days of Peace, Dec. 10-12. Oslo Peace Prize awarded and other public events.

EDINBURGH: Hogamany, Dec. 30-Jan. 2. New Year’s celebrations.

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, Jan. 13-30. Celtic music festival.

LERWICK: Up-Helly-Aa, Jan. 25. Festival of fire with torchlight parade.

COUNTRYWIDE: Burns Night, Jan. 25.

KIRUNA: Snow Festival, Jan. 29-30.

JOKKMOKK: Winter market, Feb. 3-5. Traditional Lapp market.

ZURICH: Whiskyship festival, Dec. 2-5. Bürkliplatz dock.

GENEVA: Escalade, Dec. 10-12. Historical festival.

ZURICH: Lichterschwimmen, Dec. 16. Candleboats released from Stadthausquai on the river.

BELALP: Witches ski race, Jan. 9-15.

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