Festive events in December
Tallinn Christmas Market, November 18 – January 7
The Town Hall Square has turned into an enchanting market, where you can find both good-quality local handicraft as well as delicious national Christmas foods and drinks.
Christmas Jazz, November 25 – December 13
The traditional Christmas Jazz Festival with its diverse musical programme will help put you in the Christmas spirit.
Tallinn Handicraft Fair, December 2-4
A major handicraft event showcasing Estonian handicraft as well as foodstuffs.
Theatre Festival Midwinter Night’s Dream, December 5-10
This year’s festival brings you four internationally acclaimed productions that all try to put the audience in someone else’s shoes.
Gingerbread Mania, December 9 – January 4
This time, the wonderful gingerbread exhibition takes visitors to a gingerbread forest as that is the theme of this year’s designs.
Christmas Village at the Estonian Open Air Museum, December 17-18
Visit old drying barns, farm houses, the school house and the village store at the Estonian Open Air Museum and partake in the Christmas story of an Estonian farm from a century ago.
Estonian National Opera’s Christmas Concert, December 20
On 20 December at 18:00 the Estonian National Opera will play a Christmas concert in St. John’s Church in Tallinn.
Design Market at Tallinn Culture Hub (Kultuurikatel), December 21
Come to Tallinn Culture Hub (Kultuurikatel) to find your last minute Christmas presents among the creations of more than 100 designers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Arsis Handbell Ensemble’s Christmas Concert will include music from different countries and cultures around the world.
New Year’s Eve Ball, December 31
On New Year’s Eve, the Estonian National Opera invites everyone to its traditional New Year’s Eve Ball to join in on the magic. This year’s ball is inspired by the glamorous and care-free 1930s.
Additional events can be found from the culture calendar.