Tallinn Events from November until January 2016

Tallinn Events from November until January 2016 by VisitTallinn.ee

Every day from now on takes us closer to the festive time of the year, which shows also in the event calendar below for Tallinn Events November- January 2016.

Next few months treat us with Tallinn Restaurant Week, Black Nights’ Film Festival and of course the long waited Christmas Market on the picturesque medieval Tallinn Town Hall Square.

Christmas Market Dates: 21th Nov 2014 – 10. Jan 2015

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And if all that is not enough to satisfy your taste for culture, history and good time while in Tallinn, join our outstanding private Tallinn tour guides for a bit of locals touch when exploring the Old Town on a Winter Walking Tour in Old Town. Should you have a soft spot for some lovely Siberian huskies, join these friendly pups on a dog sledding experience in a Husky Farm Visit or get your adrenaline fix on our Snowmobile Safari.

 

Events Calendar, Tallinn Events Nov 2015- Jan 2016

NOVEMBER

 

Tallinn Restaurant Week
November 1-7
Tallinn Restaurant Week offers a great opportunity to visit the various restaurants of Tallinn, which have created special, unique menus for this event. Enjoy delicious experiences at different participating restaurants, each of which have their own style. Tallinn Restaurant Week offers great opportunities to enjoy the local food culture and catch up with the latest culinary trends.

St Martin’s Day Fair
November 5-8
St Martin’s Day Fair is Estonia’s largest handicraft and folkloric lifestyle event. Estonia’s best handicraft items are presented and sold at the fair. Schools teaching craft, museums and other related organisations offer specialist workshops to handicraft lovers and crafts activities to children. St Martin’s Fair is held on the weekend closest to St Martin’s Day, from Thursday to Sunday. By the way, this is a great place to get Christmas presents.

The International Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF
November 14-30
PÖFF is among the 15 most influential film festivals in the world, bringing world cinema in all its colours to the Estonian public and offering food for thought to a variety of tastes and ages. The festival consists of the main programme, three sub-festivals, and film and co-production markets.
Christmas Market on Town Hall Square
November 20 – January 8, 2016
The fairy-tale atmosphere of the Christmas market, which is held on the Town Hall Square in Tallinn, makes anything possible! At the heart of it all – apart from Santa and his reindeers, who are eternal favourites with the kids – is Estonia’s most famous Christmas tree, surrounded by little huts selling their wares. Here you will find handicraft specialists with their work, and seasonal Estonian food and drink.
Christmas Village at the Viimsi Open Air Museum
November 29 – January 3
The seaside Pringi village will charm its visitors with local traditional foods and Christmas games for the whole family. While the Christmas tree outside will guide villagers and visitors indoors, Krüger farm’s hostess will take out blood sausages and gingerbread biscuits from the oven for visitors to savor.
Christmas Jazz Festival
November 28-December 17
Christmas jazz festival is dedicated to chamber and vocal jazz, bringing top jazz artists from all over the world to Estonia. Christmas Jazz is a two-week international intimate and serene-sounding festival during the festive. The Festival organises numerous concerts with varied programs at churches, clubs and concert halls.
Lineup in 2015 includes Vijay Iyer Trio (USA), Antonio Sanchez and Migration (USA), Ana Moura (Portugal), Manu Delago (Austria-UK), Kellylee Evans (Canada) and many others.
Christmas Jazz is organised by Jazzkaar, the biggest jazz festival in the Baltics, held in Tallinn since 1990. In addition to the Christmas Jazz festival, Jazzkaar also organizes annual spring festival.

DECEMBER

Gingerbread Mania
December 18 – January 9, 2016
Gingerbread Mania celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with appropriately named exhibition “Mandala”. Gingerbread is a sacred baked good from the Middle Ages. Baking and decorating a gingerbread biscuit was a great art. Therefore it was not impossible that the heavenly biscuits baked with far-away spices, precious honey and finest flour where decorated with pure gold. This year’s exhibition is therefore dedicated to the centuries old gingerbread baking art.
Christmas Village at Estonian Open Air Museum
December 18-20
The Christmas Village invites families and guests to celebrate the seasonal spirit with the one word that defines the true meaning of Christmas – love. The heady mixture of delicious smelling food, heated ovens, old songs and pleasant conversation brings a joy to the heart that dissipates the cares and fuss of daily life. You can take part in the traditional holiday preparations of our ancestors.
Design market “Home for Christmas”
December 20
Estonian Design Centre is hosting design fair and market for all the last minute Christmas shoppers. The market takes place at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). On offer are clothes, accessories, bags, ceramics, interior design items, illustrations, eco cosmetics and much more

 

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