What's Up: Weekend events Dec. 30-Jan. 1

What's Up: Weekend events Dec. 30-Jan. 1

by: Stripes Staff | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: December 28, 2016

Wondering what to do this weekend? We've got your weekend events throughout Europe lined up for you! Here's what's up this weekend:


Prelude to the Four Hills Tournament
Dec. 29-30, Oberstdorf

City Biathlon
Dec. 30, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Füssen Rutschparty
Dec. 30-31, Füssen

Gankino Circus
Dec. 31, Nuremberg

New Year’s Ski Jumping
Dec. 31- Jan. 1, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Every New Year’s Eve, the sleepy hamlet of Garmisch-Partenkirchen comes alive with their annual ski jumping competition. Held at the historic Olympic Ski Stadion, witness young athletes come close to human flight as they race down the hill and soar through the air. 

Kaiserslautern & the Pfalz

Trier Christmas Circus
Through Jan. 1, Trier

Soweto Gospel Choir
Dec. 28, Kusel

Sleeping Beauty Ballet
Dec. 30, Pirmasens

Russian Ballet – “Swan Lake”
Dec. 30, Neustadt

44th Annual New Years’ Eve Road Race
Dec. 31, Kottweiler-Schwanden

Midnight Rodeo — Country New Year’s Eve Party
Dec. 31, Kazabra Club, Kaiserslautern

New Year’s Eve Party
Dec. 31, Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh


Russian National Ballet – “Swan Lake”
Dec. 30, Wiesbaden

New Year’s Eve Party at Kurhaus
Dec. 31, Wiesbaden


Triberg Christmas Magic
Through Dec. 30, Triberg

Around Germany

New Year’s Eve Party
Dec. 31, Berlin

Other European Locations


Through Jan. 8, Salzburg

Montafon Winter Magic
Through Jan. 5, Montafon

Dec. 31, Vienna

The streets of Vienna are transformed into one big party on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy live music, dancing and a fantastic fireworks show at the stroke of midnight.


27th Grand Oyster Festival
Through Dec. 31, Milmort

Be Film Festival
Through Dec. 30, Brussels

Mechelen Christmas Horse Show
Through Dec. 30, Mechelen


Elizabethan Christmas at Hampton Court Palace
Dec. 27-Jan. 2, Molesey

Elvis: New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31, Scarborough Spa


La Grande Parade de Paris
Jan. 1, Paris


NYF Dublin – The Ultimate New Year’s Eve
Dec. 30-Jan. 1, Dublin

Portmagee’s Traditional Old Year Festival
Dec. 31, Portmagee


CioccolArt Sicily Festival
Through Jan. 1, Forza d’Agrò

Take a tasty trip through the CioccolArt Sicily Festival. Celebrating all things chocolate, enjoy delicious samples and learn about the history of this sweet treat.

The Netherlands

Amsterdam Ice Sculpture Festival
Through Feb. 5, Amsterdam


San Silvestre Vallecana 2016
Dec. 31, Madrid


Schweizer Kust-Supermarkt
Through Jan. 8, Soluthurn

Trying to get a jump on next week? Here are some events coming up this month. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for a full listing of what’s up!

Green Day, in concert
Jan. 18, Mannheim

Bastille, in concert
Jan. 31, Luxembourg

Salon du Chocolat
Feb. 10-12, Brussels

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