Winter Celebrations Around the World

The wonderful winter has just started, how are you celebrating the winter season this year? Winter has always been filled with holiday spirits and celebrations. If you have plans to embrace the world of winter festivals, take a look at the list of events that are happening around the world!

December 15-31, 2013 – Have you seen the map of Holiday Highlights around the Arkansas state in the USA yet? There is a series of different colourful light displays happening, if you are in the area, do find out more! (Northwest Arkansas Times)

December 16-24, 2013 – Wexford’s Christmas Market is one of the many markets where the magic of Christmas comes alive. Enniscorthy will be lit up with Christmas lights and Santa will also be in the Castle until December 23. And not to forget to enjoy the wonderful Christmas drinks and treats if you are there! (Enniscorthy Guardian)

December 20, 2013 – In Doha, they’re meeting Santa before Christmas! At Rudolph’s Brunch Santa, you can have brunch with Santa and his little helpers while your kids play in a large playground with bouncy castles. (Business Traveller Asia Pacific)

December 25-30, 2013 – Cali Fair at Santiago de Cali will be celebrating with public concerts, private presentations from salseros and stars of salsa in Latino rhythms at a sugar cane plantation.  (Business Traveller Asia Pacific)

December 26-30, 2014 – In Amsterdam, they will be celebrating the festive season by watching best dancers doing the tango at the 16th Tangomagia Festival 2013. Tango sessions, workshops, concerts and dinners will also be included at different locations across the city.  (Business Traveller Asia Pacific)

December- January 10, 2014 – Siam Center has an Illumination and Celebration Exhibition, in which there will be lights up and a showcase of famous design works and art pieces. (Bangkok Post)

January 1, 2014 – How about starting the New Year with a New Year’s Concert? To experience the Vienna Philharmonic live in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, you better get the tickets soon as they are hard to come by. (Travel)

January 2, 2014 – Cape Town Minstrel Carnival is one of the city’s oldest annual events in South Africa. The celebration will begin with 13,000 costumed minstrels dancing on the street, and it will be accompanied with traditional songs and food.  (Business Traveller Asia Pacific)

January 2-February 2, 2014 – Dubai Shopping Festival is celebrating its 19th year in 2014. Though shopping is a huge part but it isn’t just about shopping therapy, there will also be concerts and other activities.  (Business Traveller Asia Pacific)

January 1, 2014 – 530 colourful Chinese lions and dragons will be taking part in a parade at Hong Kong’s Dragon and Lion Dance Festival 2014. Their aim is to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ion and dragon dance display!  (Business Traveller Asia Pacific)

January 10-12, 2014 – The annual London Ice Sculpting Festival attracts the best ice sculptors to compete for the title of Ice Sculpting Champion. Will you be there to see the stunning works of art? (Business Traveller Asia Pacific)

February 14, 2014 – Enlighten in Perth, Scone Palace will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland as part of Perth’s Winter Festival. (Courier & Advertiser)

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