Top Winter Festivals for 2013

27 Dec 2012 by Olga Brighton

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Hopefully the year of 2012 was good for all of you, now how about a little fun for the upcoming winter 2013? We have a great offer for you on how to fill your future trips with amazing events. Here is a list of upcoming Festivals in 2013!

Harbin Fest

Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (China & Russia)

Do you want to find yourself in the world of ice and snow? Then one of world’s four largest international ice festivals is exactly what you need! It will start on January 5 in Harbin, a capital of the Heilongjiang Province, which is the most north-easterly part of China and borders with Russia. If you are in a proper mood for visiting Harbin Ice festival you should definitely go for it! Just don’t forget to take some extra warm clothes because the temperature can drop down to as low as -22°F (-30°C).

Quebec City Winter Carnival (Canada)


This festival is a huge playground. A variety of events and occupations is waiting for you - we’re talking about such events as Night Parade, Canoe Race, Snow Slides, Dogsled Racing etc. Want to know more? Go here to find a festival schedule.


Skiing Fest

Holmenkollen Ski Festival in Holmenkollen (Norway)


This super active festival which is the most popular attraction for travelers takes place in Oslo, Norway. Here you can try various types of risky but fun stuff and learn more about them by visiting the Ski Museum. If you consider yourself to be one of these brave travelers then you could even experience flying 100 meters in the world famous ski jumping hill inside the ski-simulator.


The Winter Jazz Festival (Denmark)


If you’re not that much into winter sports and other hyper active kinds of activity, but you do love music instead, you can get a great livejazz experience at nationwide music festival in Copenhagen. It starts February 1 2012 and lasts 17 days. So, don’t lose your chance to get involved in a world of awesome inspiring melodies. To see jazz festival’s schedule check this.


Hay Festival Cartagena (Columbia)


Another international festival is held in the beautiful muse city of world famous writer García Márquez - Cartagena. It is a well-rounded festival of literature, visual arts, cinema, music, journalism and much more. Learn about Hay Festival more.


Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)


The next great festival called “Berlinale” that takes place in Berlin is one of the most exciting events in Germany. It takes place during a period of February 7-17. The Berlinale is a world of more than 400 movies from all over the world. Many of them are European premiers. Don’t lose your chance to become a part of this awesome event!

 Berlin Film Fest

Mardi Gras Festival (the U.S.)


In case you didn’t know this, New Orleans is truly the Festival Capital of the World. It holds dozens of festivals among which Mardi Gras is the biggest one. This year it starts on January 20. Get ready for three weeks packed with music, parades, glamour, and parties in a magic French Quarter.

Mardi Gras

Sandpoint Winter Carnival (the U.S.)


The last festival which we would suggest to visit is held in Sandpoint, Idaho. It is a 10-day event (February 15-24). There you could enjoy Skijoring (horse riding at a huge speed), Bio-Luminesce Fire Dancers, Schweitzer Torchlight Parade and this is just a beginning.



Now it is your turn to make a choice. Have greatish trips, always travel safe with travel insurance and most importantly have a lot of fun! And don’t forget to take pictures of your adventures to share them with us later on.

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