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When you think of music festivals, sunshine rather than snow usually comes to mind. However, as many seasoned festival attendees know, some of the finest festivals in the world go down in the winter. While some are in climates where snow is not an issue and others are in heated venues, some festivals decide to embrace the cold temperatures and make the snow part of the fun.

We've compiled a list of some of the best winter festivals out there to give fans a way to keep the festival season going all year round.

Tomorrowland Winter

A computer graphics rendering of the main stage at the 2019 (inaugural) edition of Tomorrowland Winter.

Building upon the legendary Tomorrowland brand, the winter edition of the festival has fans travel to the French Alps for the frigid dance music event. The youngest festival on this list, Tomorrowland Winter made its debut in March of 2019. Held at one of the best locations in the world to ski and snowboard, there's plenty for fans to do when they're not catching sets from some of EDM's biggest names.

Lights All Night

Lights All Night crowd shot with balloons.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, Lights All Night is Texas' longest-running EDM festival. Although the gathering probably won't feature snow like the other entries, the southern festival has curated some of the finest lineups on the circuit, including artists from all over the EDM spectrum. Interestingly enough, the 2018 edition featured an eSports tie-in with an onsite gaming lounge built upon gaming and EDM's fabled relationship.

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