We know Estonia
29.12.2015 | Leisure

Christmas Market Joy

Christmas Market Joy

Get in the holiday spirit at the Old Town Christmas Market.

 

The Christmas market is known for its small wooden huts, filled with handicrafts, clothes, and more. Find unique gifts to fill your stockings, like jewelry and ceramics.

Gingerbread, glögg, and other smells of Christmas food fill the square. Glögg and mulled wine are available with or without alcohol, or with different flavours like sea buckthorn or blueberry. Be sure to try traditional Christmas sausages (black pudding) with sauerkraut.

Enjoy a cultural programme every Friday from 16.00-18.00, Saturday from 17.00-19.00, and Sunday 12.00-14.00. Watch folk dancing and listen to children’s choirs.

Visit Santa every day from 12.00-18.00. He’s brought along his reindeer too!

The Christmas tree in the centre of the square is truly impressive. It’s over 20 metres tall and has been brought to the square every year since 1441. Some say it was the first of its in Europe.

 

Location

Tallinn Christmas Market (Tallinna jõuluturg), Raekoja plats 20.11.2015– 8.1.2016. Tallinn Old Town

The market is open daily from 10.00- 19.00, and warm drinks are served until 22.00. At Christmas the market is open 12.00-15.00.

 

TEXT MIKKO VIRTA, PHOTO ANDREI CHERTKOV

To learn more about this and similar topics

24.11.2022 | Leisure

New interactive exhibition about the brain opens at Ahhaa Science Centre in Tartu

New interactive exhibition about the brain opens at Ahhaa Science Centre in Tartu

Today, November 24, a new exhibition entitled “Ahha, brain” has opened at the Ahhaa Science Centre in Tartu. Visitors … Read more

18.11.2022 | Leisure

Why is Estonian women’s tennis riding high at the moment?

Why is Estonian women’s tennis riding high at the moment?

The success of Anett Kontaveit (WTA 17) and Kaia Kanepi (WTA 29), as well as a number of promising … Read more

2.11.2022 | Leisure

AHHAA Robobattle to take place in Tallinn this Saturday

AHHAA Robobattle to take place in Tallinn this Saturday

The crashing of metal, a flaming arena, sizzling parts and 1,800 screaming spectators. This is exactly the kind of … Read more

27.10.2022 | Beauty

In Pärnu, you can bathe in a unique snow sauna

In Pärnu, you can bathe in a unique snow sauna

A snow sauna has been built inside the water center of the Viiking Spa Hotel in Pärnu, which can … Read more

24.10.2022 | Leisure

camera icon12
Over 2500 people visited Veganmess 2022

Over 2500 people visited Veganmess 2022

On Saturday, October 22, the 12th consecutive Veganmess took place at the Noblessner foundry in Tallinn, where nearly 70 … Read more

21.10.2022 | Leisure

Estonia’s most modern sports and spa centre has opened in Tallinn’s Õismäe district

Estonia’s most modern sports and spa centre has opened in Tallinn’s Õismäe district

The almost 10,000-square-meter sports and spa centre “Ring” opened this week in Tallinn’s Õismäe district. It includes, among other … Read more

18.10.2022 | Shopping

camera icon5
Tallinn Fashion Week starts today

Tallinn Fashion Week starts today

Tallinn’s autumn fashion week will get off to a powerful start tonight, when at the Golden Needle gala, the … Read more

7.10.2022 | Leisure

Tallinn’s first ever Oyster Festival to take place on October 15

Tallinn’s first ever Oyster Festival to take place on October 15

In October, the beginning of the oyster season is celebrated from New York to Denmark. On Saturday, October 15, … Read more