Tallinn Christmas Market in Estonia
Photo by: Sergei Zjuganov / EAS
Carousel at the Christmas Market
Photo by: Jake Farra
Tallinn Christmas Market in Estonia
Carousel at the Christmas Market

    Top 5 things to experience at Tallinn Christmas Market

    04.12.2019 Noora Karppi
    Imagine a majestic Christmas tree surrounded by picturesque cottages filled with handicraft gifts and delicacies. Children (and grown-ups alike) meeting Santa Claus, wintery air perfumed with the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, festive music playing in the background - it is no wonder Tallinn Christmas Market was voted best in Europe in 2019.     

    Here is our list of the top five things to experience this year at the Tallinn Christmas Market.

    1. Enjoy Estonian Christmas food and hot mulled wine

    Try traditional Estonian Christmas classics, such as blood sausages and sauerkraut. Hot mulled wine (also available in a non-alcoholic version) will keep you warm as you wander around the Christmas Market. For something sweet, try the excellent Estonian gingerbread cookies.
    Mulled wine cups at Tallinn Christmas Market. Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel
    Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

    2. Meet up with Santa Claus and have a chat

    Santa Claus likes the Tallinn Christmas Market so much that he has brought his own cottage to the square. Santa Claus is happy to meet you and take a selfie with you if you wish. Knock on his door and see if he is in.
    Santa Claus at the Christmas Market of Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel
    Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

    3. Shop for presents and souvenirs

    Tallinn Christmas Market is the ultimate place for Christmas shopping. You’ll find perfect gifts and beautiful Estonian Christmas decorations to take home with you.
     Christmas decorations at Tallinn Christmas Market in Estonia. Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel
    This tip is especially for the children. Let the little ones have fun by spinning around. Grown-ups can take another round of hot mulled wine, while standing aside and watching their offspring having the time of their lives.
     Carousel at the Christmas Market of Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Jake Farra
    Photo by: Jake Farra

    5. Enjoy the Christmas spirit

    Take your time and simply walk around the Christmas Market, enjoying the special festive feeling of the medieval Tallinn Old Town!
    Christmas Market in Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Kaupo Kalda


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