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Don’t let the onset of winter in Europe keep you inside! Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of Jan. 15, 2016. It’s wise to confirm details with organizers or local tourism boards before traveling.

Austria FILZMOOS: International Balloon Festival, through Jan. 16

NASSFELD: Schlag das Ass-Nassfeld trophy, through Jan. 16.

VIENNA: Vienna Auto Show, Messe, through Jan. 17.

KITZBUEHEL: Snow Polo World Cup, Reith, through Jan. 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.

INNSBRUCK: ART Innsbruck, international fair for contemporary art and antiques, Jan. 28-31.

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

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

VIENNA: Masters of Dirt, freestyle motocross show, Feb. 19-21.

VIENNA: Accordion Festival, Feb. 20-March 20.

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

BRUSSELS: Auto/moto salon, automobile expo, Brussels Expo, through Jan. 24.

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

LIEGE: Ice Sculpture Festival, theme for 2015 is “Star Wars,” through Jan. 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: Art Truc Troc and Design, Bozar Centre, Feb. 5-7.

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

SPA: Whisky Live Belgium, Rue Servais 8, Feb. 5-7.

BRUSSELS: Anima, Animated Film Festival, Flagey, Feb. 5-14.

BRUGE: Bruges Beer Festival, Beursplein, Feb. 6-7.

ANTWERP: Chocolate week, Feb. 19-27.

BRUSSELS: Affordable Art Fair, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 26-29.

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

Czech Republic PRAGUE: Iranian Film Festival, Kino Svetozor, through Jan. 17.

PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, through Jan. 29.

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

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

JEDLOVÁ: Sled dog racing, Jan. 28-30.

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 countrywide, Feb. 5-28.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Dining Week, Feb. 14-21.

COPENHAGEN: Jewish Film Festival, Cinemateket, Feb. 23-28.

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

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

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

WHITTLESEA: Straw Bear Festival, through Jan. 17.

LONDON: International Mime Festival, various venues, through Feb. 6.

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.

LONDON: VAULT Festival, shows in vaulted chambers beneath Waterloo, Jan. 27-March 6.

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

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

SOUTH DEVON: Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series, run along scenic coastal landscape, Feb. 6.

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

CAMBRIDGE: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Corn Exchange, Feb. 10.

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.

DERBY: CAMRA’s National Winter Ales Festival, Roundhouse, Feb. 17-20.

LONDON: The London Classic auto show, Excel, Feb. 18-21.

BROADSTAIRS: Broadstairs Blues Bash, blues festival, Feb. 19-21.

LONDON: London Fashion Weekend, Saatchi Gallery, Feb. 25-28.

BATH: Bath Literature Festival, Feb. 26-March 6.

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

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

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

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

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

PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 16.

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.

PARIS: Taste of Paris, gourmet festival, Grand Palais, Feb. 11-14.

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.

MANDELIEU-LA NAPOULE: Mimosa festival, Feb. 17-24.

Germany PASSAU: Impuls Festival, pop culture and showcase festival, various venues, through Jan 16.

FRANKFURT: Holiday on Ice, ice show, Festhalle, through Jan. 17.

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

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

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

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

COLOGNE: Cologne Music Week, concerts and parties, Koelner Stadtgarten, Jan. 18-23.

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.

MANNHEIM: Winterlichter, illuminations in Luisenpark, Jan. 23-Feb. 21.

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.

FELLBACH: Middle Ages market, Alte Kelter, Jan. 30-31.

SCHWAEBISH GMUEND: Internationales Guggenmusiktreffen, groups play loud, discordant carnival music in city center, Jan. 30-31.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Audi FIS Ski World Cup, men’s races Jan. 30-31; women’s races Feb. 6-7.

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: Motorrad Messe Leipzig, motorcycle trade fair, Feb. 5-7.

LEOBERG: Pferdemarkt, market, carnival music and entertainment in downtown area, Feb. 5-9.

NEUSTADT A. D. WEINSTASSE: InBianco, Great European White Wine Tasting, Saalbau, Feb. 6.

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, public travel and tourism fair, Messe, Feb. 10-14.

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

KARLSRUHE: art KARLSRUHE, art fair, Feb. 18-21.

MUNICH: Finest Spirits Festival, whiskey and spirits fair, Muenchner MVG Museum, Feb. 19-21.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Kongresshaus, Feb. 22.

NUREMBERG: Meine Freizeit, public travel and tourism fair, Messe, Feb. 24-28.

MUNICH: Braukunst Live, craft beer fair, Muenchner MVG Museum, Feb. 26-28.

BAD DUERKHEIM: (W)Einkaufsnacht, illuminations and wine in city streets, from 7 p.m., Feb. 27.

FRANKFURT: Winterworld, techno festival, Messe, Feb. 27.

TUEBINGEN: Irish Spring, festival of Irish Folk Music, Soziokulturelles Zentrum Sudhaus, Feb. 29.

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

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

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

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

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Winter Marathon, classic auto race through Dolomites mountain range, 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, Fiere, Feb. 13-21.

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

VICENZA: Hunting and Fishing fair, Fiere, Feb. 20-21.

Luxembourg CITY: Vacanz, travel fair, Luxexpo, through Jan. 17.

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

DIEKIRCH: Carnival parade, Feb. 7.

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

DIEKIRCH: Eurocross, long distance race, Feb. 21.

CITY: Lux City Film Festival, la Cinematheque, Cine Utopia and Utopolis Kirchberg, Feb. 25-March 6.

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

MONACO MONTE CARLO: International Circus Festival, through Jan. 24.

MONTE CARLO: Monte-Carlo Auto Rally, Jan. 18-24.

Netherlands AMSTERDAM: Light Festival, through Jan. 17.

THE HAGUE: Writers Unlimited Festival, Theater aan het Spui, 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, through Jan. 16.

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

MAASTRICHT: Interclassics, classic auto show, MECC, through Jan. 17.

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.

AMSTERDAM: IMPRO Amsterdam, Compagnietheater, Jan. 25-30.

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

THE HAGUE: Holland Dance Festival, Jan. 28.

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: 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.

FUNCHAL: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 4-9.

PORTO: Fantasporto, international film festival for fantasy and science fiction, Feb. 26-March 5.

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

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

AVIEMORE: Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, Jan. 23-24.

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.

EDINBURGH: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Festival Theater, Jan. 30.

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

FORT WILLIAM: Fort William Mountain Festival, Feb. 17-21.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Feb. 17-28.

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 SEVILLE: International Theatre and Scenic Arts Festival, through Jan. 26.

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

BARCELONA: Cursa Atlètica Barri Sant Antoni, running event, Barri Sant Antoni, Jan. 17.

SANTIPONCE: Italica International Cross-Country, foot race takes place among the ruins of a Roman city outside Seville, Jan. 17.

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

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

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

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

Sweden BJORKLIDEN: Aurora Festival, festival dedicated to the northern lights, through Jan. 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.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm International Antiques Fair, Feb. 18-21.

UMEA: Umefolk, folk festival gathering, Feb. 25-28.

STOCKHOLM: Sonar International Festival of Advanced Music, avant-garde electronic dance music, Nobelberget, Feb. 26-27.

Switzerland BELALP: Witches descent, costumed ski races, through Jan. 16.

WENGEN: Ski World Cup, through Jan. 17.

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

GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival, 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.

ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, 2015 edition celebrates Japanese cuisine, Jan. 25-29.

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.

ZURICH: Swiss Moto, motorcycle exhibition, Messe, Feb. 18-21.

Wales LLANDUDNO: Cambrian Rally, race of MGs through Snowdonia, Feb. 13.

RHYL: Ten Mile Run, Feb. 21.

CRICKHOWELL: Walking Festival, Feb. 27-March 6.


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