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Because of the possibility of schedules change and cancellations, it’s wise to check with the local tourist board to confirm details of the event before traveling.

Austriawww.austria-tourism.atVILLACH, Christmas market through Dec. 30.STEYR, Christmas market through Jan. 6.VIENNA: Imperial ball, Dec. 31.VIENNA: New year’s festivities, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Old Town.VIENNA: Flower Ball (Town Hall), Jan. 18; Army Officers Ball (Hofburg), Jan. 18; Pharmacists Ball (Hofburg), Jan. 19; Ball of the Vienna Philharmonic (Musik Verein), Jan. 24; Jazz Ball (Arcotel Wimberger), Jan. 26; Hunters Ball (Hofburg), Jan. 28; Ball of the Viennese Coffee House Owners (Hofburg), Feb.1; Bonbon Ball (Konzerthaus), Feb. 1; Lawyers Ball (Hofburg), Feb. 2; Rudolfina Masked Ball (Hofburg), Feb. 4; Johann Strauss Ball (Kursalon), Feb. 14.

Belgiumwww.visitbelgium.comLIÈGE: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.YPRES: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.NAMUR: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.BRUSSELS: Christmas market, through Jan. 1.BRUSSELS: Winter Wonderland, through Jan. 1. Winter market and activities in city center.ANTWERP: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.OSTEND: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.BRUSSELS: Antique dealers fair, Jan. 18-27. Tours & Taxis.OSTEND: New year dive, Jan. 5. Groot Strand.

Czech Republicwww.czech.czPRAGUE: Christmas market, through Jan. 1. Old Town and Wenceslas Squares.CESKY KRUMLOV: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.

Denmarkwww.visitdenmark.comÅRHUS: Christmas market, through Dec. 29. Museum.COPENHAGEN: Christmas market, through Dec. 30. Tivoli Gardens (entrance fee).DEN GAMLE BY: Christmas market, through Dec. 30. Open-air museum, (entrance fee).

Englandwww.visitbritain.comLONDON: Christmas market, through Jan. 6. Hyde Park.LONDON: New year’s parade, Jan. 1.LONDON: Twelfth Night celebrations, Jan. 6. Bankside.LONDON: London boat show, Jan. 11-20. ExCel.LONDON: Russian Winter festival, Jan. 13. Trafalgar Square.LONDON: London art show, Jan. 16-20. Business Design Centre.LONDON: Daily Telegraph Adventure Show, Jan. 25-27. Business Design Centre. Web site www. adventureshow.co.uk

Francewww.francetourism.comCOLMAR: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.METZ: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.PARIS: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.STRASBOURG: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.PARIS: New Year’s Day parade, Jan. 1.

Germanywww.germany-tourism.deBRAUNSCHWEIG: Christmas market, through Dec. 28.GÖTTINGEN: Christmas market, through Dec. 29.GOSLAR: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.MAGDEBURG: Christmas market, through Dec. 30.BERLIN: Christmas market, through Dec. 31.MUNICH: Tollwood winter festival, through Dec. 31.SPEYER: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.BERLIN: New Year’s Eve run, Dec. 31. Brandenburg Gate.BERLIN: New Year’s Eve party, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Mommsenstadion.ELLWANGEN: Cold market, Jan. 7-9. Horse market and horse parade.TODTMOOS: Sled-dog racing, Jan. 26-27.BONN-BEUEL: Weiberfastnacht, Jan. 31. Women storm the town hall.

Italywww.italiantourism.comRIMINI: Christmas market, through Jan. 3.CERVIA: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.BRIXEN: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.MERANO: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.MERANO: Christmas market, through Jan. 7.BRESSANONE: Christmas market, through Jan. 8.GUBBIO: Christmas market, through Jan. 8.ROME: Christmas market, December and January, Piazza Navona.FLORENCE: Chocolate festival, Jan. 8-28.VENICE: Carnivale, Jan. 25-Feb. 5.

The Netherlandswww.holland.com/ukVALKENBURG: Christmas market, through Jan. 5.EINDHOVEN: Christmas market, through Jan. 6.AMSTERDAM: New year’s festivities, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Dam Square and Leidseplein.ROTTERDAM: International film festival, Jan. 23-March 32.

Scotlandwww.visitscotland.comLOCH LOMOND: Hogmanay, Dec. 28-Jan. 1.EDINBURGH: Hogmanay, Dec. 29-Jan. 1.GLASGOW: Hogmanay, Dec. 31.STONEHAVEN: Fireball festival, Dec. 31.

Spainwww.spain.infoSEVILLE: New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Grape eating on La Plaza Nueva.MADRID: New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Plaza Puerta del Sol.SAN SEBASTIAN: Tamborrada, Jan. 19-20.

Switzerlandwww.switzerlandtourism.chBERN: Christmas market, through Dec. 29. Münsterplatz and Waisenhausplatz.INTERLAKEN: Harder Potschete, Jan. 2. Traditional procession.BLATTEN-BELALP: Witches ski race, Jan. 6-12.GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival and International Snow Sculpture Contest, Jan. 14-19.

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