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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November 2021

Brno Christmas Market 2021, Czech Republic

November 26, 2021 - December 23, 2021
Náměstí Svobody, Náměstí Svobody
Brno,Czech Republic
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Brno Christmas Market

Just like Christmas is not just about the Vienna Christmas Market, the Czech Republic is not all about Prague, especially at Christmas time. The Brno Christmas Market takes place in…

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February 2022

Tsagaan Sar 2022 in Mongolia

February 2 - February 4
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Tsagaan Sar or Mongolia’s lunar new year is the most important festival for ethnic Mongols and the people of the Arctic where age-old rituals combine with eating local delicacies such…

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Quebec Winter Carnival 2022

February 4 - February 13
Quebec City Quebec City,Canada + Google Map
Quebec Winter Carnival

Ever since 1955, the people of Quebec City have celebrated winter with the Quebec Winter Carnival. In 2006, over a million people attended the festival, making it the biggest winter…

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March 2022

Khövsgöl Ice Festival 2022, Mongolia

March 3 - March 4
Khövsgöl Lake Khatgal,Mongolia + Google Map
Khövsgöl Ice Festival, Mongolia

Each March, residents of Mongolia’s Khövsgöl Lake area celebrate the Khövsgöl Ice Festival with horse-drawn sleighs, elaborate ice sculptures, traditional food and vibrant competitions including ice skating, ice sumo wrestling,…

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December 2022

Hampton Court Festive Fayre

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 4 @ 6:00 pm GMT
Hampton Court Palace, East MoleseyKT8 9AUUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Festive Fayre is a wonderful festive food lover's treat replete with artisan food, drink and perfect gifts...

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Malton Christmas Festival 2022

December 3 @ 9:00 am - December 4 @ 3:30 pm GMT
Market Place Malton,YorkshireYO17 7LXUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Malton Christmas Festival

Held in the Yorkshire market town of Malton, the Malton Christmas Festival is two days of food, music and fun held across the weekend...

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