Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here are some really great and, in some cases, unusual events in December-January, which will change the way you celebrate the New Year and Christmas!
- Fête des Lumières –Festival of Lights
Three nights Lyon will flicker lights. During the Festival of Lights, Lyon becomes a fairy tale, full of art-installations and light.
December 8-10, Lyon, France – fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr
2. Ice Magic Hasselt
During this Christmas festival, you will appreciate ice sculptures and installations of more than 40 sculptors and artists from all around the world. The festival will be held at the end of November until the middle of January in Hasselt, Belgium.
Mid-November-Mid January, Hasselt, Belgium- ijssculptuur.be
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- Burning The Clocks
Brighton is not popular place among tourists to celebrate Christmas holidays. On Christmas, you will have both the beach and winter mood. Burning the Clocks is the unique art-festival on the shores of British Brighton that has been held since 1994. This festival represents the art-riot against traditional, ‘commercialized’ Christmas.
December 21, 2016, Brighton, United Kingdom – crowdfunder.co.uk/burning-the-clocks
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Various Southern cities have their own beach parties on the New Year, but Rio is not everyone. On the shore of Copacabana, you will see the unforgettable fireworks and various party stuff like concerts, cocktails and street food. There is a white color dress code that adds even more twist to the festival.
December 31 – January 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – rioreveillon.com.br
- Krampusnacht Festival
Krampus is the opposite of Santa, so be prepared for partying hard, because Krampus will be ruthless. The streets of a small and quiet Austrian town, Klagenfurt, will be full of terrifying Krampus parade participants. If you are tired of that sweet and lovely Christmas fairs, this is your best destination for Christmas.
December 5, Klagenfurt, Austria – everfest.com/e/klagenfurt-krampusnacht-klagenfurt-austria
- Sunburn Festival
This festival is one of the most popular music festivals in the world and, probably, the most popular in Asia. The European spirit of freedom is mixted with the Indian culture, and today, the festival became a place of pilgrimage for hippies and party people from all over the world.
December 28-31, Goa, India -sunburn.in
7. Snowglobe Music Festival
The festival combines everything you need for the New Year’s party – snow, skis, snowboards, winter wood, music, and fireworks. Combine the ski resort with a musical fest.
December 29 – 31, South Lake Tahoe, California, USA – snowglobemusicfestival.com