January isn't a typical month in which to travel to Eastern Europe, but January travel to the region can offer some unique experiences. Thin crowds and cold weather typify most of Eastern Europe in January, though there are exceptions. Also look forward to after-Christmas celebrations and winter festivals.
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The Three King's procession is an anticipated event in January in Prague. Look for this wrap-up to the Christmas season on the 5th of the month.
Travel to Budapest in January for sightseeing free of crowds. Take in a concert or tour a museum to escape the cold weather.
Ball season begins in Bratislava in January. Classical music and dances combine to form an upper-crust cultural and society event.
Freezing temperatures are the norm for Warsaw in January. Bundle up and plan to warm yourself with Polish pastries and spirits.
Christmas occurs in January in Russia, and Russian Christmastide, as well as the Russian Winter Festival, is celebrated during this month.
New Year's Day classical music and church concerts start year off on the right foot in Krakow. When you're not attending a music or theater performance, check out one of the city's many museums.
Ljubljana's historic district offers plenty for visitors to see and do to escape the city's wet, cold January weather.