Festivals and events

By Published: November 15, 2012

Europe hums with activity in all seasons. Karen Bradbury compiled this list of some events on the docket.



GRAZ: International Adventure and Mountain Film Festival, through Nov. 17.

VIENNA: Fair for art, antiques and design, Hofburg, through Nov. 18.

VIENNA: Voice Mania, international a cappella festival, through Dec. 9.

VIENNA: Art Week, focuses on contemporary art, Nov. 19-25.

OBERTAUERN: International Ski Countdown, celebrates opening of ski season with fireworks, disco and open-air festival, Nov. 22.

SALZBURG: Advent concerts at the Grand Festival Hall, tickets necessary, Nov. 30-Dec. 16.

SALZBURG: Krampus and Perchten runs, running event with costumed “wild spirits,” within city and region, Dec. 1-6.


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BRUSSELS: Fritkot Festival, country’s best French fry vendors set up throughout city, through Dec. 4.

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PRAGUE: Contempuls 5, Prague Contemporary Music Festival, through Nov. 23.

PAVLOV: Open wine cellars, Nov. 24.



AALBORG: International Guitar Festival, through Nov. 18.

AARHUS: Christmas in Den Gamle By (Old Town), tickets necessary, Nov. 17-Dec. 30.



LONDON: Christmas Lights on Oxford Street, through Jan. 6.

LONDON: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, with rides, attractions, skating rink and circuses, Nov. 23-Jan. 6.

LONDON: The Gadget Show Live at Christmas, exposition of latest high-tech accessories, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.


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AMIENS: International Film Festival, Nov. 16-24.

METZ: Flea market, Expo Center, Nov. 17.

PARIS: Cinéjazz, examines history of jazz and cinema, Nov. 20-30.

METZ: Salon of Antiques and Decorative Arts, Nov. 23-26.

STRASBOURG: st-art, European Contemporary Art Fair, Parc des Expositions, Nov. 23-26.



MANNHEIM/HEIDELBERG: International Film Festival, through Nov. 18.

BERLIN: International Short Film Festival, through Nov. 18.

BERLIN: European Month of Photography in Berlin, photo exhibits throughout city, through Nov. 25.

HAMBURG: Hamburg Dom, annual winter fun fair, through Dec. 9.

STUTTGART: German Masters, horse riding show, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, tickets necessary, through Nov. 18.

STUTTGART: Antique and Art Exhibition, Römerkastell, tickets necessary, Nov. 16-18.

MUNICH: Jewish Culture Days, Nov. 17-27.

COLOGNE: Fine Art and Antiquities Fair, fairgrounds, Nov. 21-25.

FRANKFURT: Interwhisky, whisky trade show, Thurn und Taxis Palais, Nov. 23-25.

MUNICH: Tollwood Winter Festival, Nov. 27-Dec. 31.

BERLIN: Worldtronics, festival of electronic music, Nov. 28-Dec. 1.



BUDAPEST: Flavors and Wine Festival, Hungexpo, tickets necessary, Nov. 23-25.

BUDAPEST: Hungarian Harvest and Cheese Festival, Nov. 24-25.



DUBLIN: Book festival, Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, through Nov. 18.

KILKENNY: Subtitle-European Film Festival, Nov. 19-25.

TIPPERARY: Bulmer’s Comedy Festival, O’Keeffe’s Clonmel, Nov. 22-25.



MILAN: International Motorcycle Exhibition, through Nov. 18.

ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, through Nov. 18.

SAN MINIATO: Truffle Fair, Nov. 17-18 and 24-25.

TURIN: Marathon, Nov. 18.

VENICE: Festa della Salute, celebrates the Virgin Mary’s intercession to stop the plague in 1630-1631, Nov. 21.



LUXEMBOURG CITY: Live at Vauban, 12 concerts by international artists in three days, Nov. 16-18.



THE HAGUE: Crossing Border, festival of literature, music, film and visual arts, through Nov. 17.

MAASTRICHT: Jumping Indoor, equestrian show, through Nov. 18.

AMSTERDAM: IDFA, documentary film festival, through Nov. 25.

AMSTERDAM: Arrival of St. Nicholas by ship, near central train station, Nov. 18.

AMSTERDAM: PAN Amsterdam, art, antiques and design fair, RAI Parkhal, Nov. 18-25.



GLASGOW: Sonic-a 2012, international festival combining sound and art, through Nov. 18.

DUNDEE: Jazz Festival, through Nov. 25.

EDINBURGH: Fiddle 2012, Scots Fiddle Festival, Nov. 16-18.

GLASGOW: Whisky Festival, The Arches, Nov. 17.



GENEVA: Les Autumnales, autumn lifestyle fair, Palexpo, tickets necessary, through Nov. 18.

LUCERNE: Blues Festival, through Nov. 18.

BERN: Zibelemärit, onion market and folk festival, Nov. 26.

BADEN: Liechterwecke, artistic light installations on display, Nov. 28.

FRIBOURG: Saint Nicholas celebrations in honor of city’s patron saint, parade at 5 p.m., Dec 1.

ENGADIN: Clauwau, competitions between team members dressed in St. Nicholas costumes, Dec. 1.

GENEVA: Escalade, annual remembrance of attack on city ramparts in 1602, Dec. 7-9.


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