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De­cem­ber 6-9 FÊTE DES LUMIÈRES The city of Lyon lights up ev­ery year, in­spired by a tra­di­tion that dates back to 1852, whereby lo­cals placed lit can­dles on their win­dowsills as a sym­bol of grat­i­tude to Vir­gin Mary. This year, tem­po­rary light in­stal­la­tions once again il­lu­mi­nate the streets and build­ings, bring­ing out the beauty of the city. De­cem­ber 13-16 PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FES­TI­VAL Back for its 12th year, the epi­curean fes­ti­val, held at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions through­out The Palm Beaches in Florida, is jam-packed with events. The line-up fea­tures no­table chefs such as Alon Shaya, Amanda Fre­itag and Ed­ward Lee, as well as new ac­tiv­i­ties such as One Caribbean Night, a themed din­ner held at Avo­cado Grill in Palm Beach Gar­dens. De­cem­ber 31 HOFBURG SILVESTERBALL Ring in 2019 with Hofburg Vi­enna’s an­nual gala ball and din­ner, un­der the di­rec­tion of in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed cos­tume and stage de­signer Christof Cre­mer and renowned con­cert or­gan­iser Her­bert Fis­cher­auer. With a theme in­spired by the clas­sic opera La Travi­ata and its mes­sage of joy, this year’s event in­volves more than 120 artists per­form­ing con­tem­po­rary songs and dances through­out the night.

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