The last year may have had its ups and downs – but that’s now all in the past. Make way for new experiences, new destinations and new festivities in RED cities around the world!

BRUSSELS

Make 2019 the year you discover the EU capital. Luckily, it’s so much more than that. With cobblestone alleys, comic art gems and tempting chocolatiers just five minutes away, the Radisson RED Brussels is the spot to be.

Les Sonneurs de Noël – 02 to 05 January

The Christmas lights might be fading but this city has all the makings of a fairy-tale. Make your way down to the Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg church for a theater show of dance and music you’ll never forget. Perfect for a family outing. Lights, camera, action!

Motor Show Brussels 2019 – 19 to 27 January

 

Automobile and motorcycle nerds will feel right at home between the roar of engines and skidding tires at the 97th car show in Brussels. This is where international brands present their most outrageous and new-generation vehicles to the public. A must for motorheads.

 

GLASGOW

Glasgow knows how to charm its visitors, but that’s mainly attributable to its people. A city with an undeniable buzz, check in to the Radisson RED Glasgow for rooftop views and crafty drinks at the SKYBAR before heading out to explore.

 

The Irn-Bru Carnival – 21 December to 14 January

Buckle up for Europe’s largest indoor funfair, a classic that has been going strong for over 100 years. Look forward to spinning teacups, carousels and thrill rides for the whole family. A ticket grants you entry plus ten vouchers to use at rides and stalls.

 

The National Whisky Festival – 26 January

 

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Sample over 100 different whiskies at one of the largest winter festivals in the world. Here you’ll find all the big names in the biz alongside adventurous newcomers. Join the party and toast to a true national treasure!

And if that doesn’t convince you – there is Scottish dancing, live music and hearty local “scran” to warm you up.

 

 

CAPE TOWN

A city that beats to its own drum, Cape Town is the natural place to visit if the cold just isn’t your thing. Take advantage of the sprawling beaches and the lively outdoor attractions, or chill by the pool at the Radisson RED Cape Town – yoga with views of Table Mountain? Yes please.

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra – 17 to 19 January

Cape Town’s delightful Maynardville park has rightfully earned its reputation as the most-loved outdoor venue in the city. The Philharmonic Orchestra’s Famously Incidental concerts this January feature classic works inspired by plays, transporting you into the world of Grieg, Beethoven and Bizet.

 

Taalmonument Stargazing Picnic – 05 January

 

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#taalmonument #mavicair #dronephotography #winelands #landscape

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A balmy summer evening, a picnic on a hill overlooking the beautiful city of Paarl, and a telescope to gaze deep into the fate of the universe – sounds good? Hosted by the Orion Observation Group, the Taalmonument Stargazing Picnic is the event for you.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS

A winter haven for outdoor activities, theater, food and drink – get out and explore what this city – and its fabulous natural surroundings – have to offer. Make the Radisson RED Minneapolis your downtown base and get to know Minneapolis like a local.

 

Winter Classic Archery Shoot – 12 January

In a city that thrives on outdoor activities – and hunting – archery is a must. Compete with others in a series of three shots at the Winter Archery Shoot – the top three qualify for the final round. Whether you’re an experienced bow hunter or novice doesn’t matter, as long as you’re keen to give it your best shot.

 

Lunar Eclipse Snowshoe Adventure – 20 January

 

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Some of my favorite things. ✨and of course the beautiful @brittstclair

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Gather in the right place at the right time to watch the mysterious blood moon – the total lunar eclipse – while snowshoeing along an icy trail. If you’re getting cold just at the thought, fear not: a roaring bonfire, toasty s’mores and hot cocoa are at hand.

PORTLAND

With a reputation of being a republic of tree huggers, a “beervana” of sorts due to its many microbreweries, and a city of over 500 food carts, Portland is as fun as it sounds. The Radisson RED Portland is the closest hotel next to Portland State University, and is just the place to discover this hip city.

 

Zombie Convention – 05 to 06 January

 

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Dawn of the Deadsters with Horrify Me #horrorphotography #zombie #zombieconvention

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Hero or villain? Choose your pick at this year’s Walker Stalker Con in Portland. Meet the cast of The Walking Dead, Gotham, and more, climb the Velcro wall with Spiderman and practice your bow skills. You’ll never know what’s going to surprise you next!

Coffee Beer Tasting – 26 January

 

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Cheers! #nwcoffeebeerinvitational #deliciousbeer

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Bringing two all-time favorites together into one beverage, the sixth edition of the NW Coffee Beer Invitational will have you sampling the caffeine-fueled creations of 20 talented brewers. Enjoy the atmosphere and look forward to savory specials and live music with your ticket.



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