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Tallinn Card: what to visit in December?

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By Tallinn Card  •  27.11.2019

Tallinn Card, the city's all-in-one sightseeing card, has compiled a list of top six things to do in Tallinn in December. Start the programme at the Niguliste Museum and admire one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in the city, visit a unique exhibition, where everything (yes, absolutely everything!) is made of gingerbread, or spend a quiet moment of contemplation in the Holy Spirit Church. We haven't forgotten about Christmas gifts or nightlife either. 

Tallinn Card provides free entry to 40 of the best museums and sights, free rides on public transportation, discounts on tours, at entertainment venues, in restaurants and shops. With one adult card, you can take two children under 7 with you for free. See more, pay less! 

Make your selection from our recommendations or find more from the dozens of Tallinn Card offers

Niguliste Museum

The Christmas programme of the St. Nicholas (Niguliste) Church is festive: the centrepiece of this majestic space is a Christmas tree elaborately decorated by Shishi, an Estonian-Norwegian interior decor company. For a few more months you can also visit the special exhibition "Virgin Mary. Woman, Mother, Queen," which includes rare paintings, sculptures and sacral items from Latvian and Estonian churches dating back to the 13th-17th centuries.

Each Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. half-hour organ concerts take place at the church - perfect for a quiet moment during the pre-Christmas rush. Admission is free with the Tallinn Card. 


Adult ticket 6 €, child 5€ / free entry with the Tallinn Card.

Gingerbread Mania 

If you couldn't fathom a Christmas without the smell of gingerbread cookies, this exhibition is for you! Each year, around a hundred artists and designers turn 300 kilograms of dough into beautiful sculptures and other ornamental pieces, exhibited for a limited time at the Estonian Design and Architecture Gallery (05.12.2019-05.01.2020). In addition, there are various gingerbread cookie workshops you can take part in. 

The theme of the exhibition this year is mythology. Come and marvel at all the endless creative possibilities the delicious gingerbread dough can provide!

Adult ticket 2 € / free entry with the Tallinn Card. 

Holy Spirit Church 

The modest façade of the Holy Spirit Church hides a real gem: finely engraved and painted wooden artwork covers the interior, and the 15th-century altar is by the famous Lübeck master Bernt Notke. The church is very easy to recognise: the oldest and best known public clock in Tallinn hangs just above its main entrance. 

If you want to listen to a small concert, then the church hosts music hours every Monday at 6 p.m.
 
Adult ticket 1,5 €, child 1 € / free entry with the Tallinn Card.

Rewill

Quality handicrafts by Estonian masters are perfect additions to Santa's bag! Rewill focuses on items created by local artisans, including knitted items, scarves, handmade souvenirs and much more. The shop is best known for their unique handmade dolls, which are perfect for playing, cuddling or simply decorating.

With the Tallinn Card, you get a gift at the store and 20% off your purchase. 

Kehrwieder Chocolaterie

The romantic café in the heart of the Town Hall Square is perfect for enjoying the dark winter nights! If you find a spot by the window, you can enjoy the view of the picturesque Christmas market while tasting some of Kehrwieder's delicious warm drinks or delicacies. 

With the Tallinn Card, you get a free handmade chocolate truffle. 

Club Hollywood

If you are over the age of 18 and club music makes your heart beat faster, then Club Hollywood is the right place to finish your Tallinn Card day. It is one of the most legendary and loved nightclubs in Tallinn. The programme is diverse, including live shows as well as dance music from DJs from Estonia and abroad. 

Adult ticket starts at 5 € / entry free of charge with the Tallinn Card (except special events).   
 
A hint from the elves: all the places highlighted this month are just a few minutes from the Town Hall Square, the location of the best Christmas Market in Europe. Check out the most beautiful Christmas tree in Tallinn, relax with a cup of mulled wine, and meet Santa Claus! 

Additional information

See all Tallinn Card offers on our website. Do not forget to try the online calculator on the right to see how much you can actually save with the card!

The Tallinn Card can be purchased at various sales points as well as from our webshop. Choose the option that suits you best and make the most out of your visit to Tallinn!

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