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Christmas fairs in Tallinn

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By Noora Karppi  •  27.11.2018

The magical Christmas time is here. In Tallinn, that means that the wonderful Christmas markets and fairs are taking place with jolly good Christmas spirit and lots of cute little things waiting to be wrapped into presents.

See our list below to find the best Christmas fairs to visit in Tallinn!

St. Martin's Fair

St. Martin's Fair has the honour to open the season of Christmas fairs in Tallinn. The largest handicraft event in Estonia brings you goods made by local talented artists. There's no better place to start seasonal shopping than St. Martin's Fair in Saku Suurhall.

Christmas Market on Town Hall Square

Traditional Tallinn Christmas Market turns the Town Hall Square into a winter wonderland. A must-experience market is open daily from November to January. Small huts offer local Christmas treats, hot mulled wine, handicraft and decorations. Everyone's favourite, Santa Claus, has his own cottage where you can meet him.

International Christmas Bazaar
25.11.2018 11:00-16:00

Christmas Bazaar brings International organisations together in Tallinn for a Christmas fair that gives all profits to local children's and women's charities. This is the place to find amazing international seasonal treats and do good in the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas market of the Tallinn’s Board of Disabled People
05.12.2018 12:00-18:00
Tallinn City's Board of Disabled People, Endla tn 59

This Christmas market offers a wide range of crafts and products created by people with a disability. Give the gift of true Christmas joy and support the work of the active and talented members of the Tallinn’s Board of Disabled people.  

The event aims to draw attention to the active people with a disability and to the organisations that represent them. Only cash payments possible.

Tallinn Handicraft Fair

Browse and shop for Estonian handicraft at the Tallinn Handicraft Fair. Large selection of goods guarantees you'll find all presents needed from one place.

Unusual Christmas Market at Astangu
08.12.2018 10:00-14:00
Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Centre

The gifts at Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Centre's Unusual Christmas Market carry the messages of joy, hope and dreams. Behind each handcrafted item is a person with a disabilty or special needs. The market also has a children's craft area, a kids's zoo and a visit from Santa is to be expected... 

Pre-Christmas Design Market Bazaar
08.12.2018 11:00-18:00
Tallinn Creative Incubator, Veerenni 24

Calendars, posters, textiles, cosmetics, ceramics and other beautiful items are available at the annual Design Market. This year the Design Market focuses on outlet sales, so be sure to visit, you just might find the best deals in town!

ARS Pop-Up Christmas Fair
08.12.2018 11:00-18:00
ARS Art Factory, Pärnu mtn 154

Estonian artists and designers showcase and sell their masterpieces at this unique pop-up fair.

Christmas Fair at the Museum of Coastal Folk

On the second Saturday in December, takes place the traditional Christmas fair at the Coastal Folk Museum in Viimsi. Stop by to find heart-warming presents and seasonal decorations.

Creative presents from the Creative City
08.-09.12.2018 11:00-19:00

Shopping streets of the Telliskivi Creative City celebrate Christmas with a special event. In addition to the 30 shops of Telliskivi other Estonian designers and sellers are also present during this weekend. On the 9th of December (from 10 to 15), takes place a special fair in the Green hall of Telliskivi – IX handicraft, design and art fair.

EKA Christmas Fair
09.12.2018 10:00-18:00
Estonian Academy of Arts, Põhja pst 7

Students and alumni of Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) sell unique and interesting items at this traditional Christmas Fair. The fair takes place across five floors at the new main building of  EKA. A Pop-Up café serves food and drinks. Please note that this is a cash-only event.

Estonian National Library's Design and Art Fair
14.-15.12.2018 11:00-19:00

This annual event takes place in one of the most interesting buildings in central Tallinn – National Library of Estonia. At the Design and Art Fair, Estonian artists sell their ceramics, glass, leather and textile products as well as pieces of jewellery.

Tallinn's Great Christmas Festival

Welcome to wander and feel the magic of Christmas at the Christmas Festival on Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. This three-day festival is filled with lovely Christmas music, goods and the spirit of giving. Join the family celebration and tell your secret Christmas wish directly to the Santa.

Telliskivi Flea Market's Christmas Fair
16.12.2018 10:00-15:00

Large selection of handicraft, second-hand and vintage items in the Green Hall (Roheline saal) of the Telliskivi Creative City (Telliskivi Loomelinnak). 

The selection is a mix of second-hand, re-use and hand-made, including accessories and home decor, vintage books and vinyls, and designer clothes for adults as well as kids.

Design fair “Home for Christmas”
16.12.2018 11:00-18:00

Annual Christmas fair “Home for Christmas” is organised by the Estonian Design Centre. Hundred of Baltic designers have been chosen to present their unique products at the design fair. “Home for Christmas” is a great place to shop for something different for Christmas and to see the latest design trends in Estonia.

Christmas fair at the Balti Jaam Market
21.12.2018 12:00-21:00

Before Christmas Balti Jaam Market is open later than usual and offers gingerbread workshops for kids, surprise performances and selection of perfect Christmas gifts. Santa Claus will also visit the Christmas fair at Balti Jaam Market.

Extra tip

Open Mon-Sat
Noblessner, Peetri street 3

Shishi is a Tallinn-based company offering beautiful seasonal decorations. Loved by locals, you can find their unique decorations and ornaments from several malls in Tallinn. For true treasure chest, head to their store in the Noblessner area.