Town Hall Square Christmas Market
If you are looking for a real Baltic Christmas spirit, Tallinn is the place to go.
The Christmas Market on Town Hall Square lasts almost two months and is a must-visit place for everyone coming to Tallinn during the Holiday season.
It usually happens between the last week of November and the first week of January.
A famous market with many delicacies
Annually, the event gets around 500 thousand visitors worldwide (compared to the total population of Estonia, which is approximately 1.3 million people).
You can find fun games, magical performances, local handicrafts, and tasty food near the main Christmas tree of Estonia.
Try local holiday delicacies – black pudding, sour cabbage, gingerbread, and hot wine of all flavours.
Forbes once mentioned the Tallinn Christmas market among the 10 Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe.
Special Cultural Programme and NYE.
During the weekends, different bands from Estonia and other countries perform at Tallinn Christmas Market.
In total, 3000 performers arrive on stage during the celebration period.
Every Sunday of the Advent period, an Advent candle is lit, followed by greetings from Tallinn’s church and city leaders.
A particular program is also prepared for New Year’s Eve!
Tallinn is the oldest capital in Northern Europe.
Its Old Town is one of the best-preserved medieval town centres in the world.
The first Christmas tree was erected in Tallinn in 1441, making it the earliest decorated Christmas tree in Europe.
Since then the modern Christmas market was established in 1997 and turned the Town Hall Square into a magical winter wonderland yearly.
Weather in Tallinn
Estonia is situated in Northern Europe, so winter is rather cold here.
You will need warm clothes if you plan to travel to Tallinn for Christmas.
The temperatures are not extreme, however.
The average daily temperature in December is -2 0 C.
January might be a little colder, with an average temperature of -4 0 C, and snowfalls are relatively common in Estonia during the winter season,