INNSBRUCK: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.

VIENNA: 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; Lawyers Ball, Feb. 13; Gala of the Viennese Industry, Feb. 19; Viennese Coffee House Owners’ ball, Feb. 25; Opera Ball, March 3; Bonbon Ball, March 4; Rudolfina Masked Ball, March 7; Elmayer School of Dancing Ball, March 8.

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

INNSBRUCK: Christmas market, Maria-Theresien-Strasse, through Jan. 6.

MONS: Christmas market, through Jan. 2.

BRUSSELS: Christmas market, through Jan. 2.

DURBUY: Christmas market, through Jan. 9.

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

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

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

BRUSSELS: Book fair, Feb. 17-21. Tour & Taxis.


PRAGUE: Christmas market, through Jan. 2.

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

ÅRHUS: Christmas market, Den Gamle By, through Jan. 2; admission 125 kroner.

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

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

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

LONDON: International boat show, Jan. 7-16. ExCel.

LONDON: Bike Show, Jan. 13-16. ExCel.

ELY: Beer festival, Jan. 14-15.

LONDON: The France Show, Jan. 14-16. French travel and culture show in Earls Court.

SPALDING: Motorcycle show, Jan. 15-16.

LONDON: International mime festival, Jan. 15-30.

LONDON: Adventure Travel Live show, Jan. 28-30. Royal Horticultural Halls.

EstoniaTALLINN: Christmas market, through Jan. 9.

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

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

AVIGNON: Christmas market, through Jan. 2.

COLMAR: Christmas market, through Jan. 2.

AMIENS: Christmas market, through Jan. 3.

PARIS: Dog show, Jan. 8-9. Parc Floral.

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

PARIS: Fashion week, Jan. 20-27.

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

LAHR: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.

NEU ULM: Medieval market, through Jan. 9.

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

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Hornschnitten races, Jan. 6. Traditional sleds.

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

DÜSSELDORF: Boat fair, Jan. 22-30.

BERLIN: Long night of the museums, Jan. 29.

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

DUBLIN: Temple Bar TradFest, Jan. 26-30. Traditional music and culture.

DUBLIN: Chinese New Year festival, Feb. 1-13.

BOLOGNA: Fiera di Santa Lucia, through Jan. 1.

BRESSANONE/BRIXEN: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.

BRUNICO/BRUNECK: Christmas market, Jan. 6.

MERANO: through Christmas market, Jan. 6.

ROME: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.

VIPITENO/STERZING: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.

VENICE: Witches regatta, Jan. 6.

ROME: Science festival, Jan. 20-23. Auditorium Parco della Musica.


MAASTRICHT: Christmas market, through Jan. 2.

NIJMEGEN: Christmas market, through Jan. 2.

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

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

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

AVIEMORE: Sled-dog racing, Jan. 22-23.

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

COUNTRYWIDE: Burns Night, Jan. 25.

GRANADA: Reconquest festival, Jan. 2. Events commemorating victory of Christians over Moors in 1492.

COUNTRYWIDE: Procession of the Three Kings, Jan. 5.

SAN SEBASTIAN: Tamborrada, Jan. 19-20. Drumming festival.

KIRUNA: Snow Festival, Jan. 29-30. Biggest in Europe.

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

INTERLAKEN: Harder Potschete, Jan. 2. Traditional event.

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

BASEL: Vogel Gryff, Jan. 13. Traditional event.

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

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Roman festival, Jan. 14-15.

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