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Top 10 Winter Festivals

Some of the greatest festivals of the year take place during the coldest months

By Sherman's Travel Editorial Staff

ShermansTravel.com

December 18th, 2006

Baby, it's cold outside! But this year, why hibernate at home when you can be enjoying the best of what winter has to offer the world over? Some of the greatest festivals of the year take place during the coldest months, and we've rounded up the ten best to get you inspired to get on the road and celebrate the season. The approach of Lent means you may be giving up something for forty days, but we've found three hedonistic festivals on three continents to let you party to excess beforehand. You can also take a plunge into a frigid bay for a charitable cause, soak up the sun while listening to great music in a warm-weather destination, or tango your nights away – whatever your pleasure, you're sure to find a festival on our list that will get you jazzed about winter.

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