Tallinn Christmas Market, Estonia 2023
December 1, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Tallinn Christmas Market runs from 1 December until 7 January in the Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats) right in the heart of the medieval lower Old Town of Tallinn.
This is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. A Christmas tree has been erected in the town hall square since 1441, when the Brotherhood of Blackheads decided that this was a good way to celebrate Christmas. This was the very first Christmas tree to be place on display in the World.
The Estonian capital is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. It received a UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997, as “an exceptionally complete and well-preserved medieval” city. This is a beautiful and romantic city perfect for a winter break, with the cobblestone streets filled with lights and the aroma of mulled wine, or glögi.
When Is the Tallinn Christmas Market?
The Christmas market in Tallinn will run from 1 December until 7 January, open from 10am to 10pm.
Where Is It?
It is in the Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats) in the lower Tallinn Old Town.
What to Expect from the Tallinn Christmas Market
Local merchants will offer traditional Estonian festive food, such as black pudding, and sauerkraut as well as hot Christmas drinks.
More than 100 stalls will offer traditional wares, including hand-knit woollen garments and festive decorations. There will also be live music, carol singing and plenty of activities for the kids.
Tallinn Christmas Market
For more information on the Christmas market in Tallinn, visit: http://christmasmarket.ee/en/.
Other Christmas Markets in Estonia
Tartu’s Christmas Market
The Town Hall Square of the university town of Tartu is turned into a winter wonderland for its Christmas market from 3 December to 7 January (9am – 9pm).
Tallinn Things To Do
For more ideas on what to do in Tallinn visit the official Visit Estonia website.
Main image: Tallinn Christmas Market Old Town, Sergei Zjuganov. All images courtesy of Visit Estonia.