The internationally acclaimed Tallinn Christmas Market opens its six-week run today, filling Town Hall Square with the sights, sounds and fragrances of the Yuletide season.
The market will be open every day from 10:00-19:00, with hot drinks served until 23:00. There is an entertainment program on Fridays from 17:00-19:00, and on weekends from 12:00-14:00.
Another place to get an early visit in with Santa Claus in Tallinn is the one-day International Christmas Bazaar this Sunday from 11:00-16:00 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. More than 20 embassies will be selling specialty products from all over the world. Every euro goes to children's and women's charities in Estonia.
Last week, as per tradition, a Christmas tree, this time 16 meters high and coming from the small town of Vaela, was set up in the middle of the square. A lighting ceremony will take place on Advent Sunday.