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Austria VIENNA: New Year’s Market, Schönbrunn Palace, through Jan. 1.

SALZBURG: Winterfest, festival for contemporary circus, tickets necessary, Volksgarten, through Jan. 6.

VIENNA: Winter Market, Riesenradplatz, through Jan. 6.

VIENNA: Le Grand Bal, Hofburg Vienna, tickets necessary, Dec. 31.

VIENNA: New Year’s Path, old city center becomes giant party zone, from 2 p.m.; fireworks draw crowds to Prater and Heldenplatz, Dec. 31.

Belgium ANTWERP: Christmas market, skating rink, and stage shows, through Dec. 29.

LIÈGE: Christmas Village, country’s largest, through Dec. 30.

DURBUY: Christmas market and skating rink, Parc Baudouin et l’Allée verte, through Jan. 3.

BRUGGE: Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival, theme for 2013 is Disney movie “Frozen,” through Jan. 5.

BRUSSELS: Winter Wonders, Christmas market and skating rink, between Grand-Place and Marché aux Poissons, through Jan. 5.

LIÈGE: European Circus Festival, with public voting for favorite acts, Parc d’Avroy, through Jan. 5.

MODAVE: Christmas Around the World, festively decorated rooms at the Chateau de Modave, this year’s theme is the Ommegang, through Jan. 5.

MONS: Mons’ Snowy Heart, winter festival with Christmas village, street entertainment and skating rink, through Jan. 5.

BRUSSELS: New Year’s fireworks display, Albertine Park, Mont des Arts, Dec. 31.

Czech Republic PRAGUE: Christmas market, old town, through Jan. 6.

PRAGUE: Czech Touches of Music, international classical music festival, through Jan. 6.

PRAGUE: New Year’s Fireworks, launched from Letna at 6 p.m., Dec. 31.

PRAGUE: Procession of Three Magi on Camels, Epiphany pageant, departs from Hradcanské námestí at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 5.

Denmark AARHUS: Christmas in Den Gamle By traditional celebrations in historically re-created village, tickets necessary, through Dec. 30.

COPENHAGEN: Christmas in Tivoli Park, Russian theme, admission fees charged, though Dec. 31.

COPENHAGEN: New Year’s bathing in the harbor, Islands Brygge, begins at noon, Dec. 31.

COPENHAGEN: New Year’s Eve at Town Hall Square, Dec. 31.

England LONDON: Christmas at Kew Gardens, through Jan. 5.

LONDON: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, with rides, attractions, skating rink and circus, through Jan. 5.

LONDON: New Year’s Eve celebrations, crowds gather at Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and other venues, Dec. 31.

LONDON: New Year’s Day Parade, begins at noon from Piccadilly and finishes around 3:30 p.m. at Parliament Street, Jan. 1.

LONDON: Twelfth Night Celebrations, seasonal celebration mixing old and new traditions, Bankside area, Jan. 5.

France PARIS: Trocadero on Ice, Christmas Village in the Trocadero Gardens, with ice rink and winter sports activities, through Jan. 5.

PARIS: Village de Noël, Champs-Elysées, through Jan. 5.

Germany HANOVER: Christmas market, main railway station, through Dec. 29.

BADEN-BADEN: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.

TRIBERG: Christmas Magic, illuminations and entertainment in the Black Forest, through Dec. 30.

MANNHEIM: Silvester Market, Kapuzinerplatz, through Dec. 31.

MUNICH: Tollwood Winter Festival, through Dec. 31.

BERLIN: Christmas markets, city hall, through Dec. 29; Gendarmenmarkt, through Dec. 31.

BERLIN: Winterwelt, Potsdamer Platz, through Jan. 4.

BAMBERG: Nativity Trail, creche scenes in churches and throughout city, through Jan. 6.

RUST: Europapark open for winter season, through Jan. 6.

SPEYER: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Biathlon, starts 5 p.m. Dec. 27.

CONSTANCE: New Year’s Swim, 900-meter swim in the Rhine, Dec. 28.

ST. MÄRGEN: Pferdeschlittenrennen, horse sleigh racing in the Black Forest, subject to enough snow, Dec. 30.

BERLIN: New Year’s Eve Party, crowds gather between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column to greet 2014, Dec. 31.

Hungary BUDAPEST: New Year’s celebrations, Danube Promenade and other locations, Dec. 31; classical music concerts, various venues, tickets necessary, Jan. 1-2.

Ireland WATERFORD: Winterval, Christmas festival, through Dec. 31.

DUBLIN: #LoveDublin Day, free arts, culture and music events, various venues, Dec. 30; city music trail, country’s best new bands perform for free, Dec. 30-31.

PORTMAGEE: New Year’s Eve Festival, piper leads street parade of blazing torches and a local man dressed as the “Old Year,” Dec. 31.

DUBLIN: New Year’s Eve celebrations, including Procession of Light and Countdown Concert Dec. 31 and Big Brunch Jan. 1.

Italy CERVINIA: Fiaccolata, torchlit procession, starts 9 p.m. Dec. 30.

GENOVA: Circumnavigando Festival, international festival of theater and circus takes place in public places throughout city, through Jan. 6.

Luxembourg CITY: Winterlights, festival of lights and animation with markets, street entertainment and shows, through Jan. 12.

Netherlands MAASTRICHT: Winterland, with skating rink, live music, more, through Dec. 30.

AMSTERDAM: Light Festival, through Jan. 19; includes Illuminade, illuminated artworks along a walking route, through Jan. 5.

AMSTERDAM: Tangomagia, festival of Argentinian tango, through Dec. 30.

SCHEVENINGEN: New Year’s Dive, swimmers plunge into the sea at noon in front of Kurhaus Hotel, Jan 1.

Portugal ÓBIDOS: Vila Natal, Christmas village, through Jan. 1.

Scotland EDINBURGH: Edinburgh’s Christmas, features shows, rides, attractions and Christmas market stalls, throughout town, through Jan. 5.

EDINBURGH: Hogmanay, New Year’s celebrations include torchlit procession Dec. 30, street party, concert in the gardens and Keilidh Dec. 31, and Loony Dook, bathing in the River Forth, Jan. 1.

Spain MADRID: San Silvestre Vallecana, 10-km race with thousands of participants, Dec. 31.

MADRID: New Year’s celebrations, country’s biggest party takes place at Puerto del Sol Square, Dec. 31.

Sweden GOTHENBURG: Liseberg Christmas market, Sweden’s largest, through Dec. 29.

Switzerland LAUSANNE: Festival Lausanne Lumières, artistic installations incorporating light as a design element, through Dec. 31.

Wales CARDIFF: Winter Wonderland, skating rink and giant swings, City Hall lawn, through Jan. 5.

SWANSEA: Waterfront Wonderland, skating rink and fairground, through Jan. 6.

SAUNDERFOOT: New Year’s Swim, dip in sea benefits charity, Jan. 1.


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