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; Vienesse 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: International Show Jumping, through Dec. 20. Olympia.

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.

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

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

Lucéram: Circuit des Crèches; hundreds of nativity scenes placed on a route throughout the town, through Jan. 9.

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

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

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

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

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.

DUSSELDORF: Boat fair, Jan. 22-30.

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

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

PISA: City marathon, Dec. 19.

VENICE: Witches regatta, Jan. 6.

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


DEVENTER: Dickens festival, Dec. 18-19.

AMSTERDAM: Christmas canal parade, Dec. 23. Decorated boats sail the canal.

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.

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

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