Event Category: Winter Festivals

Although you can find winter festivals around the world, it is perhaps in Europe that they are most celebrated, as people drink mulled wine to keep themselves warm.

Christmas Markets

Nothing heralds the onset of winter and Christmas more than Christmas carols, mulled wine and a Christmas Market. As the big day nears, it’s not just the kids who are getting excited, most of Europe is a frenzy of activity.

If you like your Christmas market steeped in tradition then try either the Salzburg Christmas Market or Vienna Christmas Market. Alternatively, the Dresden Christmas Market is noted for its giant stollen. Other winter festivals of note include Brno Christmas Market and Brussels Christmas Market. In the UK, you could do far worse than heading for the Padstow Christmas Market or Beverley Festival of Christmas, where food is mot definitely to the fore. Click here for a full round up of Christmas Markets in Europe and the UK.

Other Winter Festivals

Not in a festive mood? Head to the Netherlands for the Amsterdam Lights and watch the city glow with fantastic lightworks. In North America, head for the Quebec Winter Carnival and join Bonhomme and his friends playing around on the snow and ice. In Asia? The Harbin Ice Festival in China is the world’s largest snow and ice festival.

Winter Music Festivals

Winter festivals are not just about stollen and mulled wine, the Winchester Christmas Market is a great celebration of classical music and carols played in the surrounds of the wonderful Winchester Cathedral.

Winter Wonderland

While if you want to enjoy a winter wonderland and are in the UK capital, head for the Hyde Park Christmas Wonderland and join in on all the fun.

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October 2022

Nabana no Sato Winter Light Festival Japan 2022

October 15, 2022 - May 15, 2023
Nabana no Sato, 270 Urushibata, Komae
Kuwana City,Mie511-1144Japan
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Nagoya, Japan - Mar 16, 2018. Giant led light tunnel in Nabana No Sato Park.

Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden in the Japanese prefecture of Mie, is home each year to one of the country’s best and biggest winter light festivals. During several months,…

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November 2022

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2022

November 18, 2022 - January 2, 2023

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will open its doors for the festive season on 18 November, offering an array of yuletide delights for the whole family. Entry to Hyde Park Winter…

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