Estonia´s Christmas Markets in Tallinn and Tartu are set to captivate with their festive charm.
The tradition, dating back to 1441 with the first Christmas tree in Tallinn’s Town Square, continues to be a centrepiece of the holiday celebrations.
In Tallinn’s medieval old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Christmas market runs from December 1st to January 7th, 2024. Visitors can explore over 100 stalls amid the cobblestone streets, offering traditional Estonian crafts, festive decorations, and delicacies like black pudding and sauerkraut. The market buzzes with live music and carolling, enhancing the festive atmosphere.
Tartu’s market, open from December 3rd to January 7th, turns the Town Hall Square into a winter wonderland. It features local crafts, winter garments, and treats, set against a backdrop of live performances, capturing the spirit of this vibrant university town.
Travel Deals for Estonia’s Christmas Markets
Charitable Travel offers a 2-night luxury stay in Tallinn starting at £499pp. This package includes return flights from London, accommodation at the 5* Savoy Hotel with spa bath views, and a charitable donation. Available for travel from December 8th to 10th, 2023.
Regent Holidays offers a 4-night Christmas Market & Forest Escape for £995pp. This unique experience combines a city break in Tallinn with a nature retreat in Lahemaa National Park or Rooslepa. It includes a stay in an OOD mirror house, offering a serene forest experience. For real Christmas market enthusiasts, Regent Holidays also has a 5-night twin-centre tour of Tallinn and Tartu for £865pp. This tour includes stays in central 4-star hotels in both cities, return flights from London, and intercity transfers, offering a comprehensive Estonian Christmas experience.
Image on top: Christmas market in Tallinn (© Riho Kirss via brand estonia)