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Listings are based on the latest information available at press time, but are subject to change. We recommend checking with the local tourist board to confirm details of the event before traveling.

Austriawww.austria-tourism.atINNSBRUCK: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.LINZ: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.VIENNA: Kaiserball, Dec. 31. Ball season begins in Hofburg Palace.FILMOOS: Hot-air balloon festival, Jan. 10-17.

Belgiumwww.visitbelgium.comBRUSSELS: Winter Wonders, through Dec. 28. Ice-skating, Christmas market, rides in city center.YPRES: Christmas market, through Dec. 28.BRUSSELS: Brussels Biennial, through Dec. 31. International comtemporary art exhibition at the National Bank of Belgium.BRUGGE: Christmas market, through Dec. 28.GHENT: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.LIÈGE: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.DURBURY: Christmas market, through Jan. 4.ANTWERP: Christmas Village, through Jan. 4.BRUSSELS: New Year’s fireworks, Dec. 31-Jan. 1.BRUSSELS: Antique fair, Jan. 23-Feb. 1. Tour & Taxis.

Czech Republicwww.czech.czPRAGUE: Christmas market on the Town Square and Wenceslas Square, through Jan. 1.PRAGUE: New Year’s fireworks, Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

Denmarkwww.visitdenmark.comAARHUS: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.COPENHAGEN: Christmas market in Tivoli Gardens, through Dec. 30.

Englandwww.visitbritain.comYORK: St. Nicholas Fayre, through Dec. 30.LONDON: Christmas market in Hyde Park, through Jan. 4.RIPON: Boxing Day pilgrimage, Dec. 26. Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey.LONDON: New Year’s Day parade, Jan. 1.LONDON: London Boat Show, Jan. 9-18.

Francewww.francetourism.comMETZ: Christmas market, through Dec. 28.REIMS: Christmas market, through Dec. 28.LILLE: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.MULHOUSE: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.PARIS: Christmas markets in various locations in the city, through Dec. 30.STRASBOURG: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.BORDEAUX: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.COLMAR: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.PARIS: Avenue des Champs-Elysées Christmas lights, through Dec. 31.DIJON: Christmas market, through Jan. 4.PARIS: Outdoor ice-skating, through March. Place de l’Hotel de Ville.CHANTILLY: New Year’s Eve parade, Dec. 31.PARIS: New Year’s Day parade festival, Jan. 1. Trocadero.PARIS: Dog show, Jan. 10-11. Le Parc d’Exposition de Paris le Bourget.

Germanywww.germany-tourism.deBADEN-BADEN: Christmas market, through Dec. 28.GÖTTINGEN: Christmas market, through Dec. 29.GOSLAR: Christmas market, through Dec. 29.BERLIN: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.HAMBURG: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, through Dec. 31. Cultural festival and Christmas market on the Theresienwiese fairgrounds.SPEYER: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.BERLIN: New Year’s Eve celebrations, Dec. 31. Brandenburg Gate.BERLIN: New Year’s Eve gala, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Christmas market in Gendarmenmarkt square holds celebration.GARMISCH-PARTENKARTEN: Hornschlittenrennen, Jan. 5-6. Races on ancient sleds.TODTMOOS: Sled-dog races, Jan. 24-25.BERNAU: Sled-dog races, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Hungarywww.hungarytourism.huBUDAPEST: Christmas market on Vörösmarty Square, through Dec. 29.

Irelandwww.discoverireland.ieDUBLIN: New Year’s Day parade, Jan. 1.DUBLIN: Temple Bar Traditional Festival, Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Traditional Irish music.

Italywww.italiantourism.comNAPLES: Christmas market in streets of San Gregorio, Armeno and San Biagio, through Dec. 31.BOLOGNA: Christmas market, through Jan. 1.BRESSANONE: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.BRIXEN: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.GUBBIO: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.MERANO: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.ROME: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.ROME: New Year’s Day parade, Jan. 1.FLORENCE: Artisan chocolate fair, Jan. 22-25.PIEMONTE: Challenge Italia, Jan. 17-18. Sled-dog races.MONSUMMANO TERME (Pistoia): Cioccolosità, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Chocolate fair.

The Tango festival, through Dec. 31.AMSTERDAM: Holland Winter Village, through Jan. 4. Christmas market and ice skating on the Beursplein.MAASTRICHT: Winterland Maastricht, through Jan. 4. Ice skating, children’s rides, Christmas market in the Vrijthof.EINDHOVEN: Christmas market, through Jan. 4.SCHEVENINGEN: New Year’s dive, Jan. 1.ROTTERDAM: International film festival, Jan. 21-Feb. 1.

Scotlandwww.visitscotland.comEDINBURGH: Christmas market in East Princes Street Gardens, through Jan. 4.EDINBURGH: Hogmanay, Dec. 29-Jan. 1.GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, Jan. 15-Feb. 1. Traditional music and culture festival.COUNTRYWIDE: Burns Night, Jan. 25. Celebrates poet Robert Burns.

Spainwww.spain.infoMADRID: Christmas market, Plaza de España (closed New Year’s Days), through Jan. 5.COUNTRYWIDE: Processsion of the Three Kings, Jan. 5.MADRID: St. Anthony Day, Jan. 17. Blessing of the animals on Calle Hortaleza.BARCELONA: St. Anthony procession and blessing of the animals, Jan. 17.SAN SEBASTIAN: Tamborrada, Jan. 19-20. Drum festival.SAN SEBASTIAN: San Sebastiano in Mistretta, Jan. 20. Religious procession.

Switzerlandwww.switzerlandtourism.chINTERLAKEN: Harder Potschete, Jan. 2. Traditional procession to bring in the New Year.ST. MORITZ: Schlitteda Engiadinaisa, Jan. 18. Traditional folk and sled procession.CRANS-MONTANA: Hot-air balloon festival, Jan. 17-19.GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival, Jan. 19-24.


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