Winter Festivals

Ready to party this winter? Here's's list of the best festivals:

1. Mardi Gras New Orleans

March 8

2. Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Utah

Jan. 20-28

3. Buenos Aires Tango Festival

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Feb. 15-March 31

4. Winterlude Ottawa, Ontario

Feb. 4-21 (weekends)

5. Bluff International Balloon Festival Bluff, Utah

Jan. 13-16

6. Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls, Ontario

To Jan. 31

7. Shetland Viking Festival

(Up Helly Aa)

Shetland, Scotland

Jan. 25

8. Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland, Colo.

March 4-6

9. Quebec City's Winter Carnival

Quebec City, Quebec

Jan. 28-Feb. 13

10. Carnaval

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March 4-9

SOURCE: Houston Chronicle