Calendar

Friday, November 18, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017
WINTER WONDERLAND IN HYDE PARK
London

England’s biggest winter festival offers ice-skating, a Ferris wheel and fairground rides, stalls brimming with toys and sweets, and festive shows.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 to Sunday, December 4, 2016
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
Miami Beach

This international art fair’s Florida edition attracts private collectors and directors, curators, trustees, and patrons of nearly 200 museums and institutions. In 2015, the five-day show drew 77,000 visitors and hosted 267 leading galleries from 32 countries.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 to Friday, December 30, 2016
ALVIN AILEY
New York City

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre continues its heritage of modern dance and African-American culture with selections from the company’s vast repertoire of more than 235 works by over 90 choreographers.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 to Wednesday, January 4, 2017
PRAGUE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Prague, Czech Republic

Visit Prague’s gothic Old Town Square and enjoy carol singers, short plays, and shopping for traditional crafts around a colossal Christmas tree.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
LONGINES HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES
Hong Kong

Horses from around the world flock to the “turf world championships” to run for the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s $8.26 million pot.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016
NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
Newport Beach, California.

Hailed as one of the world’s best Christmas parades, the nation’s longest-running lighted holiday boat tradition transforms Newport Harbor into an illuminated wonderland with decorations, moving displays, dancers, and music.

Saturday, December 31, 2016
NEW YEAR'S EVE IN ST. BARTHS
Saint Barthélemy, West Indies

French elegance meets Caribbean flair at lavish parties in villas and yachts that offer the privacy jetsetters crave.

Saturday, December 31, 2016
HOFBURG SILVESTERBALL
Vienna, Austria

Waltz to the Blue Danube in one of the elegant ceremonial halls of the world-famous Hofburg Imperial Palace. The evening includes a spellbinding opening ceremony, spectacular midnight show and firework display, and four-course dinner.

Saturday, December 31, 2016
SYDNEY NEW YEAR'S EVE
Sydney, Australia

More than a million people typically gather for the ­spectacular pyrotechnic display over Sydney Harbour, while another billion worldwide watch online and on TV.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 to Sunday, January 15, 2017
ART STAGE SINGAPORE
Singapore

Mingle with the world’s most influential private art collectors, corporate buyers, and VIPs as the international art season kicks off with a show featuring the best Asian contemporary works.

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Quote/Unquote

““We didn’t take no fancy rock-star airplane [to get here]. [Pause.] All right, all right, we did take a fancy rock-star airplane. But we thought about driving.” ”

-—Bruce Springsteen, talking to the audience during an April 23, 1988 concert at Los Angeles Sports Arena