Don’t let winter in Europe keep you inside! Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of Jan. 1, 2016. It’s wise to confirm details with organizers or local tourism boards before traveling.

AustriaSALZBURG: Winterfest, performances in Volksgarten, through Jan. 6.

INNSBRUCK: Vierschanzentournee, ski jumping competition, Jan. 2-3.

BISCHOFSHOFEN: Vierschanzentournee, ski jumping competition, Jan. 5-6.

BAD GASTEIN: Snowboard World Cup, Jan. 9-10.

FILZMOOS: International Balloon Festival, Jan. 9-16; night of illuminated balloons Jan. 10.

ISCHGL: Shapes in White, snow sculpture festival, Jan. 11-15.

KITZBUEHEL: Snow Polo World Cup, Reith, Jan. 14-17.

VIENNA: Vienna Auto Show, Messe, Jan. 14-17.

SAALBACH: Mountain Attack, six peak, 40 km ski marathon race, Jan. 15.

KITZBUEHEL: Hahnenkamm Races, Jan. 19-24.

OGGAU: 24 Hour Burgenland Extreme Tour, 120 km walking marathon, Jan. 22.

SALZBURG: Mozart Week, Jan. 22-31.

GASTEIN: Art on Snow, ice sculpture exhibition, Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

BelgiumBRUSSELS: Winter Wonders, ice rink and seasonal decor, through Jan. 3.

LIEGE: European Circus Festival, through Jan. 3.

MODAVE: Christmas Around the World, festively decorated rooms evoke cinematic scenes, Chateau de Modave, through Jan. 3.

MONS: Coeur en Niege, skating rink, artisans market and a luge piste, through Jan. 3.

LIEGE: Ice Sculpture Festival, theme for 2015 is “Star Wars,” through Jan. 31.

BRUSSELS: River Jazz Festival, Marni, Le Senghor and Jazz Station, Jan. 8-23.

BRUSSELS: auto/moto salon, automobile expo, Brussels Expo, Jan. 14-24.

BRUSSELS: Djangofollies, music festival celebrates music of Django Reinhardt, Jan. 15-31.

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, Brussels Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Tour & Taxis, Jan. 23-31.

Czech RepublicCESKY KRUMLOV: Christmas celebrations, mostly weekends, through Jan. 6.

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

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

BEDRICHOV: Jizerska 50, long distance ski race, Jan. 9-10.

PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, Jan. 15-29.

PRAGUE: Prague Short Film Festival, Svetozor, Jan. 20-24.

PRAGUE: Opera Ball, State Opera. Feb. 6.

DenmarkCOPENHAGEN: Tivoli Gardens, park open for Christmas season, through Jan. 3.

EnglandLONDON: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, through Jan. 3.

NOTTINGHAM: Winter Wonderland, through Jan. 3.

LONDON: Christmas at Kew, illuminated trail through gardens, through Jan. 7.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare Street Party, celebrates 400 years of The Bard’s legacy, Jan. 2.

LONDON: Twelfth Night Celebrations, seasonal celebration mixing old and new traditions, Bankside area, starts 2:15 p.m., Jan. 3.

LONDON: NBA Global Games, Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors, O2 Arena, Jan. 14.

LONDON: Lumiere London, light installations and 3D projections, Trafalgar Square, Jan. 14-17.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Central Station, Jan. 20-23.

LONDON: London Art Fair, Business Design Center, Islington, tickets necessary, Jan. 20-24.

LONDON: Orchid Festival, Kew Gardens, Feb. 6-March 6.

FinlandHELSINKI: Winter Circus, this year’s theme is a journey around the world, Cable Factory, Pannuhalli, through Jan. 10.

HELSINKI: Lux Helsinki, festival of light, Esplanade Park, Jan. 6-10.

HELSINKI: DocPoint, documentary film festival, Jan. 25-31.

FranceMETZ: Ice Sculpture Festival, Disneyland Paris themed sculptures, Place de la Republique, through Jan. 17.

PARIS: Winter sales, Jan. 6-Feb. 16.

NICE: Prom Classic, 10 km run, Jan. 10.

NICE: Carnival, this year’s theme is “King of Media,” Feb. 13-28.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 13-March 2.

GermanyBERLIN: Winter World, Potsdamer Platz, through Jan. 3.

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

SPEYER: Christmas and New Year’s market, through Jan. 6.

RUST: Europa-Park open for winter season, through Jan. 10.

STUTTGART: World Christmas Circus, with many international acts, Cannstatter Wasen, through Jan 10.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Hornschlittenrennen, racing on sledges, Jan. 6.

NUREMBERG: CACIB, international pedigree dog show, Messe, Jan. 9-10.

SINDELFINGEN: Antik & Kunst, art and antiques fair, Messe, Jan. 14-17.

PASSAU: Impuls Festival, pop culture and showcase festival, various venues, Jan 15-16.

BERLIN: Berlin Fashion Week, Jan. 18-22.

SAARBRUECKEN: Persistence Tour, features heavy, metal and punk bands, Jan. 20.

WIESBADEN: Persistence Tour, features heavy, metal and punk bands, Jan. 22.

BERLIN: JapanFestival, Urania, Jan. 23-24.

NEUBURG: Donauschwimmen, Europe's biggest winter swimming event, pre-registration necessary, Jan. 30.

BERLIN: transmediale, festival of art and the creative application of digital media, Feb. 3-7.

IrelandDUBLIN: Funderland, winter family activities, RDS grounds, through Jan. 10.

DUBLIN: Dublin Bowie Festival, celebrates David Bowie’s music, The Grand Social, Jan. 9-10.

DUBLIN: Tradfest, festival of traditional and folk music, Temple Bar district, Jan. 27-31.

DERRY: The Derry International Irish Music Festival, Jan. 31-Feb. 7.

ItalyGENOVA: Circumnavigando Festival, international festival of theater and circus takes place in public places throughout city, through Jan. 10.

TURIN: Luci d’Artista, illuminations throughout city, through Jan. 11.

MONZA: Chinese Lanterns Festival, various dates through Jan. 31.

VENICE: Regata delle Befane, costumed witches rowing contest on Grand Canal, Jan. 6.

PADOVA: International Cat Show, Fiere, Jan. 9-10.

PIACENZA: Arte Piacenza, art fair, Expo, Jan. 16-18.

VERONA: Motor Bike Expo, Fiere, Jan. 22-24.

FLORENCE: International Skate Award, figure skating show, Nelson Mandela Forum, Jan. 23-24.

PADOVA: Billy Bob’s Texas Country Fair, Fiere, Jan. 29-31.

LuxembourgCITY: Vacanz, travel fair, Luxexpo, Jan. 15-17.

MaltaVALLETTA: International Baroque Festival, celebrates music of the era, Manoel Theatre, Jan. 16-30.

NetherlandsAMSTERDAM: World Christmas Circus, Theater Carre, through Jan. 3.

AMSTERDAM: Light Festival, through Jan. 17.

ZWOLLE: ice sculpture exhibition, this year’s theme is “Journey through a Frozen World,” through Jan. 24.

GRONINGEN: Eurosonic, music festival and conference for up and coming bands, Jan. 13-16.

MAASTRICHT: Interclassics, classic auto show, MECC, Jan. 14-17.

AMSTERDAM: Whisky Weekend, tastings and Scottish music, Posthoornkerk, Jan. 15-16.

AMSTERDAM: National Tulip Day, temporary garden on Dam Square from which visitors can take home a bulb, Jan. 16.

AMSTERDAM: Choir Days, Paradiso, 140 amateur groups perform, Jan. 16-17.

AMSTERDAM: International Fashion Week, Jan. 16-26.

AMSTERDAM: Realisme, fair for figurative art, Passenger Terminal, Jan. 21-24.

ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jan. 27-Feb. 7.

AMSTERDAM: Jumping Amsterdam, equestrian event at RAI, Jan. 28-31.

AMSTERDAM: Food Soul Festival, indoor food truck festival, Kromhouthal, Jan. 29-31.

NorwayTROMSO: International Film Festival, Jan. 18-24.

TROMSO: Northern Lights Festival, celebrates jazz and classical music, Jan. 29-Feb. 7.

PortugalOBIDOS: Vila Natal, Christmas Town, through Jan. 3.

PORTO: International Dog Show of the North, Exponor, Jan. 23-24.

ScotlandEDINBURGH: Edinburgh’s Christmas, St. Andrew Square, through Jan. 4.

EDINBURGH: Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, through Jan. 5.

GLASGOW: The Irn Bru Carnival, Europe’s largest indoor funfair, SECC, through Jan. 17.

BURGHEAD: Burning of the Clavie, Jan. 11.

DUMFRIES: Big Burns Supper, culture festival, Jan. 22-30.

COUNTRYWIDE: Burns Night, Jan. 25.

LERWICK: Up Helly Aa, fire festival, Jan. 26.

EDINBURGH: Mountain Film Festival, George Square Lecture Theater, Edinburgh University, Feb. 6-7.

ABERDEEN: Spectra Festival of Light, Union Terrace Garden, Feb. 11-14.

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, folk, roots and world music festival, Jan. 14-31.

SlovakiaBRATISLAVA: European Figure Skating Championships, Ondrej Nepela Arena, Jan. 25-31.

SVATY JUR: Open wine cellar days, Jan. 29-30.

HREBIENOK: Tatra Ice Master, ice sculpture competition in the High Tatras mountains, Jan. 29-31.

SloveniaLJUBLJANA: Festive Fair, city center, through Jan. 3.

BLED: Festive winter village, lakeside promenade, through Jan. 17.

SpainMOLLEDO: La Vijanera, festival symbolizes triumph of good over evil, Jan. 3.

ALCOY: Three Kings Parade, Jan. 5.

MADRID: Three Kings Parade, Jan. 5.

SANTANILLA DEL MAR: Three Kings Parade and religious play, Jan. 5.

CANARY ISLANDS: Canary Islands Music Festival, classical music festival in venues across all islands, Jan. 8-Feb. 12.

SANTIPONCE: Italica International Cross-Country, foot race among Roman ruins outside Seville, Jan. 17.

SAN SEBASTIAN: European Capital of Culture inaugural celebration, tamborradas and festivities, Jan. 19-23.

MADRID: Gastrofestival, Jan. 23-Feb. 7.

BARANDA: La Fiesta de las Cuadrillas, folk music concerts, Jan. 24.

PAMPLONA: Point of View, Navarre International Festival of Documentary Cinema, Feb. 8-14.

SwedenGOTHENBURG: My Dog, international dog show, Maessan, Jan. 7-10.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Sound Festival, heavy metal music fest, Tradgarn, Jan. 9.

GOTHENBURG: Gotenborg International Film Festival, Jan. 29-Feb. 8.

JOKKMOKK: Jokkmokk Winter Market, Sami meeting, Feb. 4-6.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Boat Show, Maessan, Feb. 6-14.

BJORKLIDEN: Aurora Festival, festival dedicated to the Northern Lights, Jan. 15-17.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm International Antiques Fair, Feb. 18-21.

UMEA: Umefolk, folk festival gathering, Feb. 25-28.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Horse Show, March 24-28.

SwitzerlandSOLOTHURN: Swiss Art Supermarket, art fair, Rothushalle, through Jan. 10.

INTERLAKEN: Harder-Potschete, traditional celebration, Jan. 2.

BASEL: Longines CSI Basel, horse jumping event, St. Jakobshalle, Jan 7-10.

BELALP: Witches descent, costumed ski races, Jan. 9-16.

WENGEN: Ski World Cup, Jan. 15-17.

GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival, international snow sculptures on display, Jan. 18-23.

MUERREN: International Inferno Race, Jan. 20-23.

BASEL: Museum Night, Jan. 22.

JUNGFRAU: Jungfrau Music Festival, showcases wind orchestras, Jan. 23-30.

BASEL: Vogel Gryff, archaic ritual on the Rhine, Jan. 27.

GENEVA: Art Geneve, art salon, Palexpo, Jan. 28-31.

BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, Volkshaus, April 5-10.

WalesCARDIFF: Winter Wonderland, through Jan. 3.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Saturnalia Real Ale Amble, walks along Roman roads and sampling Roman recipes, Jan. 9.

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