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www.austria-tourism.atVIENNA: Ball season: Engineers Ball, Jan. 25; Vienna Confectioners Ball, Jan. 26; Vienna Jazz Band Ball, Jan. 27; Vienna Physicians Ball, Jan. 27; Ball of the Viennese Coffee House Owners, Feb. 9; Bonbon Ball, Feb. 16; Lawyers Ball, Feb. 17; Magicians Ball for children, Feb. 18; Rudolfina masked ball, Feb. 19; Magicians Ball, Feb. 24.


www.visitbelgium.comBRUSSELS: Antiques fair, Jan. 19-28.BRUSSELS: Aroma: Tea,coffee and chocolate fair, Feb. 9-11.BRUSSELS: Cartoon and animated film festival, Feb. 16-25.


www.visitczechia.czPRAGUE: Ball season, through Feb. 20.


www.visitbritain.comLONDON: “Vive La France,” Jan. 19-21. Food, culture, tourism, property exhibition at Olympia.LONDON: Musicmania, Jan. 27, April 28. CDs, DVDs, vinyl and memorabilia, Olympia 2.LONDON: Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, Feb. 1-4. Earls Court.DONCASTER: Festival of British railway modeling, Feb. 17-18.LONDON: Chinese New Year celebration, Feb. 18. Trafalgar Square.LONDON: National Wedding Show, Feb. 27-March 1. Earls Court.LONDON: Sounds Expo, March 1-3. Tech event for musicians, DJs, producers in Olympia.


www.francetourism.comPARIS: Chinese New Year's Day celebrations, Feb. 18. Place d’ Italie.PARIS: Art Paris, March 29-April 2.MULHOUSE: Carnival, Feb. 24-25.NICE: Carnival, Feb. 16-March 4.


www.germany-tourism.deMUNICH: Fasching season, through Feb. 21.DüSSELDORF: Boat 2007, Jan. 20- 28.TODTMOOS: International dog-sled race, Jan. 27-28.BERLIN: International film festival, Feb. 8-18.HAMM: Medieval Spectaculum, Feb. 10-11.MAINZ, DüSSELDORF, COLOGNE: Rosenmontag Fasching parades, Feb. 19.MUNICH: Strong beer season, Feb. 22-March 31.OSNABRUCK: Medieval Spectaculum, Feb. 24-25.


www.italiantourism.comVIAREGGIO: Carnivale, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 20, 25.VENICE: Carnivale, Feb. 9-20.IVREA: Carnivale, Feb. 15-20.

THE NETHERLANDS International film festival, Jan. 24-Feb. 4.


www.visitscotland.comGLASGOW: Celtic Connections, through Feb. 4.THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY: Burns’ Night, Jan. 26.


www.spain.infoSAN SEBASTIAN: Tamborrado, Jan. 19-20.


www.switzerlandtourism.chGRINDELWALD: World snow festival, through Jan. 20.ST. CERGUE: Sled-dog races, Jan. 20-21.CHATEAU-D’OEX: Hot-air balloon festival, Jan. 20-28.BELAP, BLATTEN, NATERS: Witches ski racing, Jan. 21-27.ST. MORITZ: Gourmet festival, Jan. 23-Feb. 3.SAIGNELEGIER: International sled-dog races, Jan. 27-28.AROSA: Hot-air balloon festival, Jan. 28-Feb. 2.ST. MORITZ: Gourmet festival, Jan. 29-Feb. 3.ST. MORITZ: Horse races on snow, weather permitting. Feb. 4-18.SAN BERNADINO: Sled-dog races, weather permitting Feb. 7-11.LENK: International sled-dog races, Feb. 17-18.LES MOSSES: International sled-dog races, March 3-4.CHANDOLIN: International sled-dog races, Feb. 24-March 2.

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