Tallinn Christmas Market 2016
18.11.2016 – 07.01.2017

Dates: 18th Nov 2016 – 07. Jan 2017
Open every day 10:00 – 19:00
Hot Christmas drinks till 23:00
Christmas program On Fridays 17:00 – 19:00
On Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 14:00

At the Town Hall Square of Tallinn, next to the majestic Town Hall, a Christmas market will be held with a touch of fairy tale where anything is possible!

The heart of action will be the most important Christmas tree in Estonia, surrounded by Christmas cabins/stands.

A Living Christmas land is decorated with trees, Christmas decorations and Christmas lights.

The difficult but exciting work of decorating the Christmas market is done by a really well-known specialist of the trade Shishi.

Merchants will be offering a broad range of handicrafts not found in regular shops. Guests can chat directly to masters and buy Christmas decorations and other handicrafts as original gifts for filling the sack of Santa Claus. Goods that are bought can be gift-wrapped straight away.

Local caterers are offering Estonian Christmas cuisine starting from black blood pudding and sour cabbage to ginger breads and body and soul-warming Christmas drinks.

Christmas carols and a large screen behind the stage will create the mood and display wonderful Christmas visuals.

Little market visitors can fight cold on a chute where they can climb up and down and slide.

City children will have the opportunity to see real animals – bunnies, reindeers and ponies whom they can also feed. Pony rides are available as well.

The head dwarf plays different games with children and organizes interesting competitions for them.

Snow sculptures built in front of visitors will be certain eye-catchers, especially after they are beautifully illuminated.

Several different contests will provide action, including the selection of the most beautiful ginger bread, contest of the nicest homemade Christmas decoration, tree decorating contest with the prize of a tree decorated with Shishi’s decorations, Christmas poem contest and other Christmas activities.

Hearts are warmed by a diverse Christmas program on every weekend and holidays throughout Christmas time.

Christmas dwarfs are helping everywhere.

But the real gem of the Christmas market will be Santa Claus seeing children in his own house.

Santa’s house is decorated like a real Christmas fairy tale!

Upon entering, every child will believe that in a place exactly like this Christmas dwarfs are dwelling!

Each child can tell their gift wishes to Santa that will probably be fulfilled too.

Every child will get sweets from Santa.

On the terrace there is a Santa’s post office postbox where letters to Santa can be left. On 26th of December different gifts will be drawn between all letters.

And surprise, surprise – Santa has arrived with reindeers – a mother and two sons who were born this year and have grown splendid horns!

The reindeer family is naturally near Santa’s house where children lining up can feed them with moss and caress their noses.

A day at the Christmas market will feel like a magic Christmas fairy tale!


FRIDAY 20.11.2015

16:55 Opening ceremony of the Christmas Market 2015/2016. The Christmas Market will be declared open by the Elder of the City Center Alar Nääme
17:00 Carolina Dance Studio
17:45 Viisuveeretaja Folk Dance Group
18:30 Dance Group Modus “SWING`N`TAP”

SATURDAY 21.11.2015

17:00 Dance Studio Black & White Dance
17:45 Asmarah Dance Group
18:30 Irish Dance Group Solas

SUNDAY 22.11.2015

12:00 Singing Studio Heli
12:45 Siki Dance Studio
13:30 Lee Folk Dance Group

FRIDAY 27.11.2015

17:00 Students of the Fine Arts Group of Tallinn Rahumäe Basic School
17:45 Tallinn Kopli Youth House Toddlers’ Dance Studio Forte, modern street dance group, hip-hop dance group, KNM Singing Studio soloists
18:30 Folk Dance Groups Kiili Keerulised and Kiilitar

SATURDAY 28.11.2015

17:00 The Headquarter and Communications Battalion’s male choir and children group “Hei, hopsti!” of Ahula kindergarten
17:45 Tantsusarvikud Folk Dance Group
18:20 Kõku Dance Group
18:45 Latvian Folk Dance Group Mārupieši


11:40 Arrival of Santa Claus
11:45 Christmas Greetings for the children from the Estonian Forest Association and giving birch whisks that had been made in the summer to the reindeers
12:00 Minimuusikal Singing Studio
12:45 Folk Dance Group Sõleke
14:00 Singing of the choirs of St. John’s Church, St Kaarli Congregation, the Holy Ghost Church, Bethel Congregation, Dome-Cathedral Congregation, Nõmme Rahu Congregation, Viimsi Congregation and the German Congregation of Tallinn Deanery
14:10 Welcome speech by Tallinn Vice-Mayor Taavi Aas and the Provost of Tallinn Jaan Tammsalu. Lighting of the first advent candle on the Christmas tree

FRIDAY 04.12.2015

16:00 Dance Group Modus with the program “Dancing fun for kids”
16:45 Latin Dance Group Panter
17:00 V.A.T Stuudio Dance Studio
17:30 Folk Dance Group Kullaketrajad

SATURDAY 05.12.2015

17:00 ETA Dance School
17:45 Folk Dance Group Kuu
18:30 Latin Dance Group Panter


12:00 Toddlers’ Choir Ellerhein
12:45 Saku Municipality Folk Dancers
13:30 Desiree Dance Studio
13:50 Christmas greetings by the pastor of Tallinn Methodist Church Taavi Hollman. Singing of Sela ensemble
14:00 The pastor of Tallinn Methodist Church Taavi Hollman lights the second advent candle on the Christmas tree

FRIDAY 11.12.2015

17:00 Starlight Dance Studio
17:45 Desiree Dance Studio
18:15 New Line Dance Group Happy Feet
18:30 Dance Studio of Nõmme Youth House

SATURDAY 12.12.2015

17:00 Carina Dance School and dancing girls of Tallinn University
17:45 Free Flow Dance Studio
18:30 Folk Dance Group Soveldaja


12:00 Handbell ensemble Kellaring
12:45 Folk Dance Group Tuisuline
13:30 Singing Studio Heli
13:50 Christmas greetings by the pastor of Toompea Congregation of the Estonian Christian Pentecostal Church Mihkel Madalvee. Singing of Merily Üprus
14:00 The pastor of Toompea Congregation of the Estonian Christian Pentecostal Church Mihkel Madalvee lights the third advent candle on the Christmas tree

FRIDAY 18.12.2015

17:00 Tantsugeen Dance Studio
17:45 Tallinn Kopli Youth House KNM Singing Studio
18:30 Dancing by a mixed group Vöör ja Ahter and a female group of Maritime Administration

SATURDAY 19.12.2015

17:00 KT Stuudio Dance Studio
17:45 Folk Art Society Leigarid
18:30 Dance Studio Black & White Dance


12:00 Dance Studio Modus with the program “St. Thomas Day’s Dances ”
12:45 Dance Group Leesikad a mixed group Juhukse
13:20 Jüri Secondary School Teachers’ Choir and Dance Groups of Students
13:50 Christmas greetings by the pastor of Oleviste church Ülo Niinemägi. Singing of Oleviste Choir
14:00 The pastor of Oleviste church Ülo Niinemägi lights the fourth advent candle on the Christmas tree


12:00 Mayor of Tallinn announces Christmas peace

FRIDAY 25.12.2015

17:00 The brass band of Tallinn Firefighting Association Pritsu Brass
17:45 Dance Group Tüdrukute Stuudio
18:30 Vocal Studio Voice & Beauty

SATURDAY 26.12.2015

17:00 Singing of Miia Margaret Untera and Toddlers’ Choir SoLeMi of Harkujärve basic school
17:40 Flamenco Dance Club RosaVerde
18:05 Folk Dance Society Pääsuke
18:40 Singing of Lili Adeni

SUNDAY 26.12.2015

12:00 Student of accordion of Tapa Music and Art School Randmar Tuulemäe, instructor Martin Müller
12:45 Female group of Riisipere Culture Center Roosi II
13:30 Country Dance Group Mustsõstra õied


22:00 Würffel
22:45 Girl Band La La Ladies
23:30 Cabaret Troupe Dance Wonderland “Moulin Rouge”
0:05 DJs playing great music DJ Leander Havi

SATURDAY 02.01.2016

17:00-19:00 Performance of Järva-Jaani groups
Dance Groups Jürid-Marid, Tuttuued naised and Ei me ette tea
Runic Song Group Arhailised Mehed and Grete-Liis Oja

SUNDAY 03.01.2016

12:00 Estonia-Mordovia Society
12:30 Line Dance Group Kolgaküla Lainerid
12:45 Mustad Kassid Dance Studio
13:30 Dance Group Alhambra

FRIDAY 08.01.2016

16:00 JJ Street Dance Studio
16:45 Irish Dance Group Solas
17:30 Dance Studio V.A.T Stuudio