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Best winter festivals in Europe

There are many exciting winter festivals in Europe each year that people come to despite the cold. There a wide variety of them all over Europe that involve many different activities from watching the sunrise to ice sculptures to fire festivals. You can see a variety of things. A few of them are the Amsterdam light festival, Winter Solstice, Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival, La Tamborrada, Fête du Citron, Up Helly Aa, Edinburgh’s Hogmany, and Carnivals. These were just a few listed of the many that you can check out if you are in Europe during winter time.

Key Takeaways:

  • During the Light Festival (which this year featured famed artist Ai Weiwei among others) the canals and the bridges were decorated with light displays of every kind, shape, and form.
  • The crowd can be loud during the evening, but in the quiet morning, witnessing the sun rising over the 5,000-year-old megalithic structure of Stonehenge is quite the spectacle.
  • There is more than one Ice Festival in Belgium, but the Snow and Ice Festival in Bruges is probably the most varied.

“During the Light Festival (which this year featured famed artist Ai Weiwei among others) the canals and the bridges were decorated with light displays of every kind, shape, and form.”

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