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

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

VIENNA: Christmas at the MuseumsQuartier Complex, designers show and sell quality gifts, Ovallhalle and Arena21, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

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

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Opening Concert, 2012-13 ski season opened by The Scorpions, entry free with ski pass, Dec. 1.

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

BRUSSELS: Chocolate Week, tours of workshops and tasting sessions, through Nov. 25.

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

BRUSSELS: International Brussels Tattoo Convention, Tour and Taxis, tickets required, Nov. 23-25.

BRUSSELS: Night at the Grand Salon, features decorated Christmas trees, DJs and food stands, Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

BRUGGE: Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival, theme for 2012 is “Ice Magic,” admission charged, through Jan. 6.

ESSEN: Christmas Beer Festival, with tastings of more than 150 Christmas and winter beers, Dec. 15-16.


PAVLOV: Open wine cellars, Nov. 24.

SLAVKOV U BRNA: Commemoration of the Battle of Austerlitz, with re-enactments, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

PRAGUE: Mikulas, or St. Nicholas Day, traditional holiday with costumed angels and devils roaming streets, Dec. 5.

AARHUS: Christmas in Den Gamle By (Old Town), tickets required, through Dec. 30.

RIBE: Christmas market, Dec. 1-2; holiday celebrations through Dec. 23 in Denmark’s oldest city.

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.

LONDON: The Great Christmas Pudding Race, costumed runners race in Covent Garden, Dec. 1.

LONDON: International Horse Show, Olympia, tickets required, through Nov. 23. and

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

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

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

PARIS: Le Grand Tasting, celebrates the very best wines, Carrousel du Louvre, tickets required, Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

LYON: Festival of Lights, landmarks alight, Dec. 6-9.

PARIS: Nautic Paris Boat Show, Porte de Versailles, tickets required, Dec. 8-16.

EPERNAY: Habits de Lumiere, Champagne Regions celebrates the holidays with illuminations and street entertainment, Dec. 14-15.

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

COLOGNE: Fine Art and Antiquities Fair, Fairgrounds, through Nov. 25.

MUNICH: Jewish Culture Days, through Nov. 27.

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

STUTTGART: Eat & Style, gourmand’s fair for cooking and entertaining, tickets required, Stuttgart Messe, Nov. 23-25.

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.

GENGENBACH: Advent calendar, one of world’s largest, new window in city hall building opens daily at 6 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 23.

TüBINGEN: Chocolart, chocolate festival, Dec. 4-9.

BERLIN: Tattoo Convention, Berlin Arena, tickets required, Dec. 7-9.

FRANKFURT: International Horse Riding Show, Festhalle, tickets required, Dec. 13-16.

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

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

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

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

DUBLIN: Ireland 2012 Winter Solstice Festival, all-night party with world music, speakers and story tellers, National Show Centre, Dec. 20.

SAN MINIATO: Truffle Fair, Nov. 24-25.

FLORENCE: Marathon, Nov. 25.

MILAN: L’Artigiano in Fiera, crafts expo, Fiera Milano, Dec. 1-9.

NAPLES: Showcolate, chocolate expo, Piazza del Plebiscito, Dec. 6-9.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: International Motor Show, Luxexpo, tickets necessary, Nov. 23-25n.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Winterlights, festival of lights and animation with markets, street entertainment, and shows, Nov. 30-Jan. 5.

VIANDEN: historical Christmas market at the castle, Dec. 8-9.

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

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

AMSTERDAM: Electric Guitar Heaven, festival, Dec. 7-16.

AMSTERDAM: Light Festival, Dec. 7-Jan. 20; Dec. 15-30; Christmas canal parade of illuminated boats, Dec. 15.

DUNDEE: Jazz Festival, through Nov. 25.

FIFE: St. Andrews Festival, with ceilidhs and other live music Nov. 23-Dec. 2.

EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Dec. 1-2.

GENEVA: Les Creatives, festival of female musicians, through Nov. 24.

LAUSANNE: Festival Lausanne Lumières, artistic installations incorporating light as a design element, Nov. 23-Jan. 2.

BASEL: City run, Nov. 24.

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

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

ZURICH: Whisky ship, tastings on boat, Buerlkiplatz, ticket required; Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

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

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

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

This calendar begins with events on Nov. 22, 2012.

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