Tallinn Christmas Market
From 1st December 2023 to 7th January 2024
Step into a fairytale...
Snowflakes float down over the red rooftops of Tallinn’s medieval Old Town. Candles and fairy lights illuminate cafe windows. Follow the cobblestone streets to Town Hall Square, where a beautifully decorated Christmas tree towers over rows of wooden market stands.
Like the city itself, Tallinn’s Christmas Market is a place to visit again and again. It’s a place to linger, to soak in the atmosphere. Even the grumpiest Grinch will find his Christmas cheer here.
This enchanting atmosphere is why Tallinn’s Christmas Market has been voted Best Christmas Market in Europe —and it only gets better every year. The entire family can enjoy the magic; tiny travelers can go for a ride on the carousel, while couples can cozy up on a carriage ride. Bring your wishlist for Santa and drop it off at his mailbox, or visit Jõuluvana himself at his little hut in the market.
Shop for hand-knit woollen mittens, locally-made ceramics, and other handcrafted gifts. Warm your belly with a cup of mulled wine, and enjoy the scent—and taste—of gingerbread, roasted potatoes, and sausages.
The market is extra lively on the weekends leading up to Christmas when local dance troupes and musicians perform on stage. Luckily, Santa is the master of ceremonies and his multilingual skills mean everyone can join in the fun. Find all the details about Tallinn’s Christmas Market here.
Only two blocks from Town Hall Square, you can find Old Town’s seasonal skating rink. Rent a pair of skates and glide over the ice with Tallinn’s iconic spires in the background. If it starts to feel a bit too nippy, then take your pick of Tallinn’s top museums and spend a few hours warming up while learning about Estonia’s fascinating history.
Hotels and Apartments
Hotel Telegraaf ★★★★★
The Christmas market is 160m away
Housed in a historic building dating from 1878s
The Christmas market is 200m away
Location is wonderful, in the heart of the old town
Tours & Activities
Christmas in Tallinn
Christmas in Tallinn
Best in Europe.
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