This listing is based on the latest information available at press time. However, details are subject to change. It’s wise to check with the local tourist board before traveling.

VIENNA: Vienna Ice Dream, through March 5. Outdoor ice skating around Town Hall.

VIENNA: 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.

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

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

MONS: International love film festival, Feb. 18-25.

SOHIER: Special beer festival, Feb. 25-27.

BRUSSELS: Museum Night Fever, Feb. 26. Late-night openings of 20 museums.


PRAGUE: Bohemian carnival, Feb. 26-March 8.

LONDON: International mime festival, through Jan. 30.

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

LONDON: Chinese New Year celebrations, Feb. 6. Chinatown.

YORK: Viking festival, Feb. 19-27.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, March 10-13. Dog show in the NEC.

PARIS: Fashion week, through Jan. 27.

PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 15.

NICE: Carnival, Feb. 18-March 8.

MENTON: Lemon festival, Feb. 18-March 9.

DÜSSELDORF: Boat fair, Jan. 22-30.

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

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

LEIPZIG: Motorcycle show, Feb. 4-6. Exhibition grounds.

BERLIN: International film festival, Feb. 10-20. Potsdamer Platz.

MUNICH: IMOT, Feb. 18-20. Motorcycle show in MOC.

BERLIN: Carnival parade, Feb. 27.

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

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

DUBLIN: International film festival, Feb. 17-27.

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

VIAREGGIO: Carnival, Feb. 20-March 13. Parades on Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 8, 13.

VENICE: Carnival, Feb. 26-March 8.


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

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, through Jan. 30. Celtic music festival.

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

COUNTRYWIDE: Burns Night, Jan. 25.

MADRID: International fashion week, Feb. 3-5.

SEVILLE: City marathon, Feb. 13.

TENERIFE: Carnival, Feb. 15-March 13.

BARCELONA: City marathon, March 6.

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

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

KANDERSTEG: Sled-dog races, March 5 and 6.

ZURICH: Swiss-Moto, Feb. 17-20. Motorcycles and scooters, Fairgrounds.

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