Europe hums with activity in all seasons, even in the winter! Here is a sampling of events on the docket.

VIENNA: Ball Season, including Medical Doctors Ball, Jan. 25; Hunters Ball, Jan. 27, Engineers Ball, Jan. 30.

KITZBÜHEL: Hahenkamm Race, through Jan. 26.

SALZBURG: Mozart Week, through Feb. 2.

BRUSSELS: Winter Jazz, Théâtre Marni and Flagey, through Jan. 25.

BRUSSELS: European Motor Show, Brussels Expo, Place de la Belgique, through Jan. 26.

BRUSSELS: City Sky Liner, Place des Palais, through Feb. 9.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Ice Magic, Place des Palais, through Feb. 9.

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, Brussels Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Tour & Taxis, Jan. 25-Feb. 2.

LIÈGE: Les Transardentes, electronic music festival, Halles des Foires, Jan. 25.

SPA: Whisky Live Belgium, Rue Servais, Jan. 31-Feb. 2.


JEDLOVA: Sled dog racing, through Jan. 25.

PUSTEVNY: Snow Kingdom, ice sculptures, through Jan. 26.

PRAGUE: Eiga-Sai, Festival of Japanese film and culture, Lucerna Palace, through Jan. 28.

PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, through Feb. 28.

AALBORG: Northern Winter Beat Festival, through Jan. 26.

SKAGEN: Winter Swimming Festival, through Jan. 26.

COPENHAGEN: Fashion Festival, with shows, parties and concerts, various sites, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Winter Ale Festival, University Social Club, Mill Lane, through Jan. 25.

COLCHESTER: Winter Ale Festival, Colchester Arts Centre, through Jan 25.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Beer & Cider Festival, Velodrome, through Jan. 25.

LONDON: Loco London, film festival, BFI Southbank and other venues, through Jan. 26.

LONDON: International Mime Festival, various venues, through Feb. 1.

PETERBOROUGH: Tudor Living History Day, Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

PARIS: International Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow, Cirque Phenix, Pelouse de Reuilly, through Jan. 26.

PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 11.

PARIS: Chinese New Year celebrations, Place d’Italie-Quartier Chinois, Jan. 31.

FREINSHEIM: Red wine hiking, through Jan. 26.

NEUBERG: Donauschwimmen, Jan. 25.

WETZLAR: International Musikparade, Rittal Arena, Jan. 25.

FRANKFURT: International Musikparade, Festhalle, Jan. 26.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Audi FIS Ski World Cup, women’s races Jan. 25-26; men’s races Feb. 1-2.

OBERAMMERGAU: König Ludwig Lauf, country’s biggest cross-country skiing competition, 23 or 50 km trails, Feb. 1-2.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Pond Hockey Cup, Feb. 8-9.

DUBLIN: Tradfest, through Jan. 26.

DUBLIN: Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair, Convention Centre, Feb. 7-8.

KILLARNEY: The Gathering, festival of traditional music and dance, INEC, Feb. 19-23.

LETTERKENNEY: The Race, 260-km endurance event includes kayaking, cycling, mountain and trail running, Feb. 28-March 2.

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Winter Marathon, race of classic autos, through Jan. 25.

BOLOGNA: International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bologna Exhibition Center, through Jan. 27.

AOSTA: Sant’Orso Fair, fair of handcrafted items, Jan. 30-31.

DIEKIRCH: Ing-Eurocross, 10.2-km men’s and 5.3-km women’s cross-country run, Feb. 9.

MONTE CARLO: International Circus Festival, through Jan. 26.

AMSTERDAM: Jumping Amsterdam, RAI, through Jan. 26.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Fashion Week, through Jan. 27.

ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, through Feb. 2.

AMSTERDAM: IMPRO Amsterdam, Compagnietheater, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

AMSTERDAM: Chinese New Year, Jan. 31.

AMSTERDAM: Grauzone Festival, Melkweg, Jan. 31.

TROMSO: Northern Lights Festival, various venues, through Feb. 2.

DUMFRIES: Big Burns Supper, through Jan 26.

AVIEMORE: Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, Jan. 25-26.

LERWICK: Up Helly Aa fire festival, Jan. 28.

MADRID: Gastrofestival, through Feb. 9.

SANTANDER: International Half Marathon, Feb. 2.

BOCAIRENT: Moors and Christians Festival, Feb. 2-4.

SEVILLE: City Marathon, Feb. 23.

GOTHENBURG: International Film Festival, through Feb. 3.

GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival, through Jan. 25.

MÜRREN: International Inferno Ski Race, through Jan. 25.

SAAS-FEE: Ice on Tour-Ice Climbing World Cup, through Jan. 25.

ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz World Polo Cup on Snow, St. Moritzersee, Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

ST. MORITZ: Engadin Snow Golf World Cup, Silvaplana, Hotel Bellavista, Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

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