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

VIENNA: Ice Dream, ice skating in front of City Hall, through March 6.

VIENNA: Pharmacists Ball, Jan. 21; University of Technology Ball, Jan. 26; Medical Doctors Ball, Jan. 28; Hunters Ball, Jan. 30; University of Agricultural Sciences Ball, Feb. 3; Ball of the Viennese Coffee House Owners, Feb. 10; Johann Strauss Ball, Feb. 11; Opera Ball, Feb. 16; Bonbon Ball, Feb. 17; Gala of the Viennese Industry, Feb. 17; Rudolfina Masked Ball, Feb. 20; Elmayer School of Dancing Ball, Feb. 21.

INNSBRUCK: International Fair for Contemporary Art fair, Feb. 24-26.

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, antiques and fine arts show in tour & taxis, Jan. 21-29.

BRUSSELS: Affordable Art Fair, prices between 100 euros and 5,000 euros in tour & taxis, Feb. 9-12.

MALMEDY: Carnival, Feb. 19-21.

BINCHE: Carnival, Feb. 19-21.

SOHIER: Special Beer festival, Feb. 24-26.

MONS: International Love Film Festival, Feb. 24-March 2.

NAMUR: Great Bouge (bonfire), Feb. 26.


PRAGUE: Bohemian carnival, through Feb. 21.

CAMBRIDGE: Winter Ale Festival, through Jan. 21.

LONDON: International Mime Festival, through Jan. 29.

LONDON: Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Chinatown with main celebration Jan. 29, Jan. 23-29.

LONDON: Burns Night, Scottish poet celebrated in venues, Jan. 25.

LONDON: Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, in Earls Court, Feb. 2-5.

LONDON: MCN Motorcycle Show, at ExCel, Feb. 2-5.

YORK: Jorvik Viking Festival, Feb. 11-19.

ELY: Elysian Beer Festival, Feb. 17-18.

METZ: Flea market in Metz Expo, Feb. 11, 25; April 14, 28; May 12; June 2, 16; July 21; Aug. 18; Sept. 1; Oct. 20; Nov. 17.

PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 14.

LIMOUX: Carnival, processions on weekends, through March 25.

PARIS: Chinese New Year’s Day Parade, in Chinatown, Jan. 23.

METZ: The Lorraine Chocolate Show, Metz fairgrounds, Feb. 2-5.

NICE: Carnival, Feb. 17-March 4.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 17-March 7.

PARIS: Carnival, Feb. 19.

MULHOUSE: Carnival, Feb. 24-26.

MUNICH: Yoga Expo, in Munich Order Centre, Jan. 20-22.

BERLIN: Long Night of the Museums, late-night openings and events, Jan. 28.

TODTMOOS: Sled-dog races, Jan. 28-29.

BERNAU: Sled-dog races, Feb. 4-5.

BERLIN: Berninale International Film Festival, Feb. 9-19.

BERLIN: Carnival parade, Feb. 12.

MUNICH: IMOT, International Motorcycle Show, Feb. 17-19.

FRANKFURT: Carnival parade, Feb. 19.

MAINZ, COLOGNE, DÜSSELDORF: Carnival parades, Feb. 20.

MOHÁCS: Busójárás, carnival celebrations, Feb. 16-21.

DUBLIN: TradFest, traditional music festival in Temple Bar, Jan. 25-29.

ROME: Science fair, in Auditorium Parco della Musica, through Jan. 22.

MILAN: Designer shops sales, through Feb. 6.

VIAREGGIO: Carnival, parades on Sundays and March 3, Feb. 4-March 3.

FLORENCE: Artisan Chocolate Fair, Piazza della Repubblica, Feb. 10-19.

VENICE: Carnival, Feb. 11-21.

AMSTERDAM: Chinese New Year celebrations, Jan. 23.

ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival, Jan. 25-Feb. 5.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, International Art Fair, Feb. 9-12.

MAASTRICHT: Carnival, Feb. 19-21.

MIDDENMEER: Holland Flower Festival, billed as the largest indoor flower fair in the Netherlands, Feb. 22-26.

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, traditional music festival, through Feb. 5.

COUNTRYWIDE: Burns Night, in honor of poet Robert Burns, Jan. 25.

ALLOWAY: 1759 Festival, celebrating poet Robert Burns, Jan. 25-29.

LERWICK: Up Helly Aa, touted as Europe’s largest fire festival, Jan. 31.

SAN SEBASTIÁN: Tamborrada drum festival, through Jan. 20.

TENERIFE: Carnival, Jan. 25-Feb. 26.

MADRID: International Contemporary Art Fair, in Parque Ferial Juan Carlos 1, Feb. 15-19.

BARCELONA: Carnival, parade on Feb. 18, Feb. 16-22.

CADIZ: Carnival, Feb. 16-26.

MADRID: Carnival, Feb. 17-24.

SEVILLE: City marathon, Feb. 19.

BASEL: Vogel Gryff, traditional event, Jan. 20.

ST. MORITZ: Gourmet Festival, Jan. 30-Feb. 3.

LES MOSSES: Transalp Vaudoise, purebred sled-dog races, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

LUCERNE: Carnival, Feb. 16-21.

BERN: Carnival, Feb. 23-25.

ZURICH: Carnival, Feb. 24-26.

BASEL: Carnival, Feb. 27-30.

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