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Don’t let winter in Europe keep you inside! Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of Jan. 8, 2016. It’s wise to confirm details with organizers or local tourism boards before traveling.

Austria BAD GASTEIN: Snowboard World Cup, Jan. 9-10.

FILZMOOS: International Balloon Festival, Jan. 9-16; night of illuminated balloons Jan. 10.

ISCHGL: Shapes in White, snow sculpture festival, Jan. 11-15.

VIENNA: Vienna Auto Show, Messe, Jan. 14-17.

KITZBUEHEL: Snow Polo World Cup, Reith, Jan. 14-17.

SAALBACH: Mountain Attack, six peak, 40 km ski marathon race, Jan. 15.

VIENNA: Ball season, upcoming balls include Flower Ball Jan. 15; Vienna Philharmonic Ball Jan. 21; Hunters’ Ball Jan. 25; Doctors’ Ball Jan. 30; Viennese Ball of the Sciences Jan. 30; Opera Ball Feb. 4; Bonbon Ball Feb. 5; Coffee-house Owners’ Ball Feb. 5; Lawyers’ Ball Feb. 6; Johann Strauss Ball Feb. 13.

KITZBUEHEL: Hahnenkamm Races, Jan. 19-24.

OGGAU: 24 Hour Burgenland Extreme Tour, 120 km walking marathon, Jan. 22.

SALZBURG: Mozart Week, Jan. 22-31.

GASTEIN: Art on Snow, ice sculpture exhibition, Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

INNSBRUCK: Air+Style, snowboarding competition and music festival, Olympiaworld, Feb. 6.

Belgium BRUSSELS: River Jazz Festival, Marni, Le Senghor and Jazz Station, through Jan. 23.

LIEGE: Ice Sculpture Festival, theme for 2015 is “Star Wars,” through Jan. 31.

BRUSSELS: auto/moto salon, automobile expo, Brussels Expo, Jan. 14-24.

BRUSSELS: Djangofollies, music festival celebrates music of Django Reinhardt, Jan. 15-31.

LIEGE: Transardentes, electronic music festival, Les Halles des Foires, Jan. 23.

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, Brussels Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Tour & Taxis, Jan. 23-31.

ANTWERP: Pastry week, special deals at bakeries and patisseries, Jan. 29-Feb. 7.

BRUSSELS: Salon des Vacances, public travel and tourism fair, Feb. 4-8.

BRUSSELS: Salon du Chocolat, chocolate show, Brussels Expo, Feb. 5-7.

Croatia DUBROVNIK: Fest of St. Blaise, celebrations honor city’s patron saint, Feb. 3.

Czech Republic BEDRICHOV: Jizerska 50, long distance ski race, Jan. 9-10.

PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, Jan. 15-29.

HRADEC KRALOVE: Winter Run, 4 and 8 km routes, Jan. 16; other cities holding races include Ostrava Jan. 23; Ceske Budejovice Feb. 6; Prague Feb. 20; Olomouc Feb. 27.

PRAGUE: Prague Short Film Festival, Svetozor, Jan. 20-24.

PRAGUE: Opera Ball, State Opera, Feb. 6.

Denmark AALBORG: Northern Winter Beat, Skraen, Jan. 28-30.

SKAGEN: Winter Swimming Festival, Jan. 28-31.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Bella Center, Feb. 3-5.

COPENHAGEN: Winter Jazz, also takes place countrywide, Feb. 5-28.

England LONDON: London Boat Show, Excel, through Jan. 17.

LONDON: London Short Film Festival, ICA Cinema and other venues, through Jan. 17.

LONDON: International Mime Festival, various venues, Jan. 9-Feb. 6.

LONDON: NBA Global Games, Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors, O2 Arena, Jan. 14.

LONDON: Lumiere London, light installations and 3D projections, Trafalgar Square, Jan. 14-17.

WHITTLESEA: Straw Bear Festival, Jan. 15-17.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Central Station, Jan. 20-23.

LONDON: London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, tickets necessary, Jan. 20-24.

COLCHESTER: Winter Ale Festival, Colchester Arts Centre, Jan. 27-30.

PETERBOROUGH: Katharine Of Aragon Festival, historical festival evokes Tudor era, Cathedral, Jan. 28-30.

LONDON: The Holiday and Travel Show, Olympia, Feb. 4-7.

LONDON: Orchid Festival, Kew Gardens, Feb. 6-March 6.

LONDON: The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show, Excel, Feb. 11-14.

SCARBOROUGH SPA: Coastival, music, arts and street performances, Feb. 12-14.

BLACKPOOL: Showzam, festival of circus and performance, Feb. 13-20.

LONDON: Chinese New Year, West End, Feb. 14.

Finland HELSINKI: Winter Circus, this year’s theme is a journey around the world, Cable Factory, Pannuhalli, through Jan. 10.

HELSINKI: Lux Helsinki, festival of light, Esplanade Park, through Jan. 10.

HELSINKI: DocPoint, documentary film festival, Jan. 25-31.

France METZ: Ice Sculpture Festival, Disneyland Paris-themed sculptures, Place de la Republique, through Jan. 17.

PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 16.

SAMOENS: La Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc, sled dog race, Jan. 9-20.

NICE: Prom Classic, 10 km run, Jan. 10.

SURESNES: Suresnes Cites Danse, hip hop dance festival, Jean Vilar Theatre, Jan. 15-Feb. 8.

ANGOULEME: International Comic Strip Festival, Jan. 28-31.

PARIS: International Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow, Cirque Phenix, Pelouse de Reuilly, Jan. 28-31.

PARIS: Salon Retro Mobile, vintage auto show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 3-7.

PARIS: Musicora, public fair for musical instruments, la Grande Halle de la Villette, Feb. 5-7.

CLERMONT-FERRAND: International Short Film Festival, Feb. 5-13.

PARIS: Paris Manga & Sci Fi Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 6-7.

PARIS: Carnaval de Paris, Place Gambetta, Feb. 7.

PARIS: Chinese New Year celebrations, Place d’Italie - Quartier Chinois, Feb. 8.

MOREZ: Transjurassienne, cross country ski race, Feb. 13-14.

NICE: Carnival, this year’s theme is “King of Media,” Feb. 13-28.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 13-March 2.

Germany MANNHEIM: Reisemarkt Rhein-Neckar-Pfalz, public travel and tourism fair, Maimarkthalle, through Jan. 10.

RUST: Europa-Park open for winter season, through Jan. 10.

STUTTGART: World Christmas Circus, with many international acts, Cannstatter Wasen, through Jan 10.

BAD RAPPENAU: Mulled wine market, Salinenpark, through Jan. 10, 15-17 and 22-24.

NUREMBERG: CACIB, international pedigree dog show, Messe, Jan. 9-10.

SINDELFINGEN: Antik & Kunst, art and antiques fair, Messe, Jan. 14-17.

PASSAU: Impuls Festival, pop culture and showcase festival, various venues, Jan 15-16.

STUTTGART: CMT, tourism and leisure trade fair, Messe, Jan. 16-24.

BERLIN: Berlin Fashion Week, Jan. 18-22.

SAARBRUECKEN: Persistence Tour, features heavy, metal and punk bands, Jan. 20.

WIESBADEN: Persistence Tour, features heavy, metal and punk bands, Jan. 22.

FREINSHEIM: Red wine hiking, Jan. 22-24, includes torchlit night hike at 6 p.m. Jan. 22.

TRIER: Moselle Wine Forum, Thermen am Viehmarkt, Jan. 22-24.

BERLIN: JapanFestival, Urania, Jan. 23-24.

DRESDEN: SemperOpernball, Jan. 29.

BREMEN: Samba Carnival, Jan. 29-30.

BAD HINDELANG: Ski Trail, cross country ski race, Jan. 29-31.

NEUBURG: Donauschwimmen, Europe’s biggest winter swimming event, pre-registration necessary, Jan. 30.

SCHWAEBISCH HALL: Hallia Venezia, Venetian-style carnival celebration, Jan. 31.

BERLIN: transmediale, festival of art and the creative application of digital media, Feb. 3-7.

FRANKFURT: International Musikparade, Festhalle, Feb. 5.

BREMEN: Classic motor show, vintage car exhibition, OVB-Arena, Feb. 5-7.

LEIPZIG: Motorcycle trade fair, Feb. 5-7.

OBERAMMERGAU: Koenig Ludwig Lauf, cross country ski race, Feb. 6-7.

DORTMUND: Jagd und Hunt, hunting expo, Messe, Feb. 9-14.

MUNICH: f.re.e, travel and tourism fair, Messe, Feb. 10-14.

BERLIN: Berlinale, international film festival, Feb. 11-21.

Hungary MISKOLC: Becherovka “Kocsonya” carnival celebrations, Jan. 28-31.

MOHACS: Busojaras, carnival celebrations involve furry costumed beasts, Feb. 4-9.

BUDAPEST: Mangalica Festival, culinary festival celebrates pork products, Szabadsag Ter, Feb. 12-14.

Ireland DUBLIN: Funderland, winter family activities, RDS grounds, through Jan. 10.

DUBLIN: Dublin Bowie Festival, celebrates David Bowie’s music, The Grand Social, Jan. 9-10.

SIXMILEBRIDGE: Shannonside Winter Music Weekend, Jan. 21-25.

DUBLIN: Tradfest, festival of traditional and folk music, Temple Bar district, Jan. 27-31.

DERRY: The Derry International Irish Music Festival, Jan. 31-Feb. 7.

Italy GENOVA: Circumnavigando Festival, international festival of theater and circus in public places throughout city, through Jan. 10.

TURIN: Luci d’Artista, illuminations throughout city, through Jan. 11.

MONZA: Chinese Lanterns Festival, various dates through Jan. 31.

PADOVA: International Cat Show, Fiere, Jan. 9-10.

PIACENZA: Arte Piacenza, art fair, Expo, Jan. 16-18.

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Winter Marathon, classic auto race through Dolomites mountains, Jan. 21-24.

SEISER ALM: Moonlight Classic, 15 and 30 km cross country night ski race, Jan. 22.

VERONA: Motor Bike Expo, Fiere, Jan. 22-24.

FLORENCE: International Skate Award, figure skating show, Nelson Mandela Forum, Jan. 23-24.

VENICE: Carnival celebrations include opening celebrations Jan. 23, water parade Jan. 24, Festa della Marie parade Jan. 30, Flight of the Angel Jan. 31, Flight of the Eagle Feb. 7 and Ascent of the Lion Feb. 9.

PADOVA: Billy Bob’s Texas Country Fair, Fiere, Jan. 29-31.

AOSTA: Sant’Orso Fair, traditional craft fair, Jan. 30-31.

IVREA: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 6-9.

NAPLES: Mostra de Oltremare, half marathon, Feb. 7.

VIAREGGIO: Carnival celebrations, includes grand processions of floats and costumed participants, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 5.

TURIN: Automotoretro, auto show, Lingotto Fiere, Feb. 12-14.

GENOVA: Arte Genova, shows modern and contemporary art, Feb. 12-15.

MILAN: Bit, travel and tourism fair, FieraMilano, Feb. 13.

MODENA: Modenantiquaria, antiques expo, Modena Fiere Feb. 13-21.

VERONA: Romeo & Juliet Half Marathon, Feb. 14.

Luxembourg CITY: Vacanz, travel fair, Luxexpo, Jan. 15-17.

DIEKIRCH: Carnival parade, Feb. 7.

CITY: Antiques and Art Fair, Luxexpo, Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

REMICH: Streimaennchen, burning of straw figure signifies end of carnival season, Feb. 10.

Malta VALLETTA: International Baroque Festival, celebrates music of the era, Manoel Theatre, Jan. 16-30.

Netherlands AMSTERDAM: Light Festival, through Jan. 17.

ZWOLLE: ice sculpture exhibition, this year’s theme is “Journey through a Frozen World,” through Jan. 24.

GRONINGEN: Eurosonic, music festival and conference for up-and-coming bands, Jan. 13-16.

MAASTRICHT: Interclassics, classic auto show, MECC, Jan. 14-17.

AMSTERDAM: Whisky Weekend, tastings and Scottish music, Posthoornkerk, Jan. 15-16.

AMSTERDAM: National Tulip Day, temporary garden on Dam Square from which visitors can take home a bulb, Jan. 16.

AMSTERDAM: Choir Days, Paradiso, 140 amateur groups perform, Jan. 16-17.

AMSTERDAM: International Fashion Week, Jan. 16-26.

AMSTERDAM: Realisme, fair for figurative art, Passenger Terminal, Jan. 21-24.

ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jan. 27-Feb. 7.

AMSTERDAM: Jumping Amsterdam, equestrian event at RAI, Jan. 28-31.

AMSTERDAM: Food Soul Festival, indoor food truck festival, Kromhouthal, Jan. 29-31.

APELDOORN: Midwinter Marathon, Feb. 7.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, Feb. 11-14.

AMSTERDAM: Wonderland Festival, electronic music fest, Amsterdam Studio’s, Feb. 13.

DELFT: De Koninck Delft Blues Festival, Feb. 13-14.

Norway TROMSO: Polar Night Half Marathon, Jan. 9.

TROMSO: International Film Festival, Jan. 18-24.

GEILO: Ice Music Festival, Jan. 21-24.

TROMSO: Northern Lights Festival, celebrates jazz and classical music, Jan. 29-Feb. 7.

TROMSO: Sami Week, Feb. 1-7.

LONGYEARBYEN: Polar Jazz, music festival, Feb. 4-7.

KRISTIANSUND: Opera Festival, Feb. 5-19.

Portugal PORTO: International Dog Show of the North, Exponor, Jan. 23-24.

Scotland GLASGOW: The Irn Bru Carnival, Europe’s largest indoor funfair, SECC, through Jan. 17.

BURGHEAD: Burning of the Clavie, Jan. 11.

DUMFRIES: Big Burns Supper, culture festival, Jan. 22-30.

COUNTRYWIDE: Burns Night, Jan. 25.

LERWICK: Up Helly Aa, fire festival, Jan. 26.

EDINBURGH: Mountain Film Festival, George Square Lecture Theatre at Edinburgh University, Feb. 6-7.

ABERDEEN: Spectra Festival of Light, Union Terrace Garden, Feb. 11-14.

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, folk, roots and world music festival, Jan. 14-31.

FIFE: Fife Jazz Festival, Feb. 11-14.

BANCHORY: Beer @ the Barn, indoor beer fest and live music, Woodend Barn, Feb. 12-13.

Slovakia BRATISLAVA: European Figure Skating Championships, Ondrej Nepela Arena, Jan. 25-31.

SVATY JUR: Open wine cellar days, Jan. 29-30.

HREBIENOK: Tatra Ice Master, ice sculpture competition in the High Tatras Mountains, Jan. 29-31.

TATRANSKA LOMNICA: Snow Dogs, dogsled rides and festivities, Feb. 20-21.

Slovenia BLED: Festive winter village, lakeside promenade, through Jan. 17.

Spain CANARY ISLANDS: Canary Islands Music Festival, classical music festival takes place on all islands, through Feb. 12.

SANTIPONCE: Italica International Cross-Country, foot race among Roman outside Seville, Jan. 17.

SAN SEBASTIAN: Tamborrada, drum festival celebrates city’s patron saint, Jan. 20.

MADRID: Gastrofestival, Jan. 23-Feb. 7.

BARANDA: La Fiesta de las Cuadrillas, folk music concerts, Jan. 24.

PAMPLONA: Point of View, Navarre International Festival of Documentary Cinema, Feb. 8-14.

Sweden GOTHENBURG: My Dog, international dog show, Maessan, through Jan. 10.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Sound Festival, heavy metal music fest, Tradgarn, Jan. 9.

LULEA: Kronan Loppet, 10, 20 or 40 km cross country ski competition, Jan. 9.

BJORKLIDEN: Aurora Festival, festival dedicated to the Northern Lights, Jan. 15-17.

GOTHENBURG: Gotenborg International Film Festival, Jan. 29-Feb. 8.

JOKKMOKK: Jokkmokk Winter Market, Sami meeting, Feb. 4-6.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Boat Show, Maessan, Feb. 6-14.

Switzerland SOLOTHURN: Swiss Art Supermarket, art fair, Rothushalle, through Jan. 10.

BASEL: Longines CSI Basel, horse jumping event, St. Jakobshalle, through Jan 10.

INTERLAKEN: Ice Magic, skating rinks connected by runways, through Feb. 27.

BELALP: Witches descent, costumed ski races, Jan. 9-16.

WENGEN: Ski World Cup, Jan. 15-17.

GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival, international snow sculptures on display, Jan. 18-23.

MUERREN: International Inferno Race, Jan. 20-23.

BASEL: Museum Night, Jan. 22.

JUNGFRAU: Jungfrau Music Festival, showcases wind orchestras, Jan. 23-30.

BASEL: Vogel Gryff, archaic ritual on the Rhine, Jan. 27.

GENEVA: Art Geneve, art salon, Palexpo, Jan. 28-31.

ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz World Polo Cup on Snow, St. Moritzersee, Jan. 29-31.

ENGADIN: Engadin Snow Golf World Cup, Silvaplana, Hotel Bellavista, Jan. 30-31.

ST. MORITZ: White Turf, horse races on snow, Feb. 7, 14 and 21.

Wales LLANWRTYD WELLS: Saturnalia Real Ale Amble, walks along Roman roads and sampling Roman recipes, Jan. 9.

RHYL: Ten Mile Run, Feb.\ 21.


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