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Tallinn Christmas Market, 29th of November - 7th of January 2010
Probably there's no better time to be in Tallinn than during the winter holiday season. Why? First of all, because you’re almost guaranteed to see snow here. What is more, while the small market isn’t worth visiting for alone, it adds significantly to the old fashioned romance of the city. Tallinn’s market has only been running since 1991. Nowadays it is known as one of the most famous and well-loved markets in the old continent.
Tallinn Christmas market takes place in the Old Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats). It is opening from the last week of November and lasts till the first week of January the next year. A brightly lit Christmas tree and countless number of stalls create a glorious spectacle that is worth experiencing. The Christmas market can offer you a wide range of Estonian arts and crafts. Hand-made, natural, glass gifts are considered to be the best sellers. The admirers of the wool hats, hand-knitted jumpers and slippers should not be disappointed as well. What Tallinn lacks in tradition it makes up for in ambience.
In addition, traditional winter meals - pork, sauerkraut, blood sausages, hot soups, honey and nuts are served. Hot mulled wine poured from large wooden barrels won't let you get cold during the cold night. Various Christmas performances with choirs, dance groups, poets and musicians will make you stay up late and celebrate in Estonia's medieval capital. The Town Hall Square is said to be the site of the world’s first Christmas tree (it took place in 1441 for the first time.)
Medieval architecture, amazing celebration atmosphere, and the temperatures barely hitting zero creates a winter fairy-tale. Draw yourself in... For further information see www.christmas.ee/en