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15.12.2023 | Culture

Watch out for the Grinch this weekend in Pärnu

Text Mark Taylor
Photo Pärnu Jõuluturg

Watch out for the Grinch this weekend in Pärnu

 

This weekend, December 16-17, Pärnu’s central square will be transformed into a magical Christmas Village full of festive gifts, foods, and of course Santa himself. There will also be a full programme of entertainment on the stage from local youngsters all the way up to well-known Estonian musicians.

As with tradition, the much loved Pärnu Christmas Village and Market will return once more this year. At the market, you can expect to find all manner of locally made handicrafts and foods that would make great gifts or stocking fillers for family and friends. There will also be stands selling hot food and mulled wine to keep you warm.

Santa has also taken time out of his busy festive schedule to attend on both days to meet children, where he will be joined by some of his helpers. However, on Sunday, little ones need to watch out because the Grinch will be in the Christmas Village playing tricks.

Throughout the weekend there will also be a full programme of entertainment on the stage. Both days will start with performances from children’s and youth groups before ending in the evening with professional and well-known artists from around the country including  Rolf Roosalu and Marvi Vallaste, the British Army Band, saxophone quartet Saxlik, HarpSirens, and Kristjan Siiman.

Entrance to the Christmas village in the city’s Independence Square, which will be open from 12 noon to 6 pm on December 16 and 17, is free of charge.

You can learn more about the event and full progamme of performances on the official website here

 

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