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TOP 5 things to experience at Tallinn Christmas Market

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Tallinn Christmas Market is in full swing and charming people with its fairy tale like atmosphere.

Even though we haven’t had a lot of snow this winter so far, the Christmas Market is definitely worth a visit. The beautiful and magnificent Christmas tree, jolly old Santa Claus, festive dance and musical performances, and tiny cottages filled with handicraft gifts and festive treats, are ready to greet you and give you the warm Christmas feeling.

What are the must see and do experiences at the Tallinn Christmas Market? Here’s our list of things to do that will help you to get into the holiday spirit.

1. Enjoy Estonian Christmas food and hot mulled wine

Try traditional Estonian Christmas classics, such as blood sausages and sauerkraut. Hot mulled wine will keep you warm as you wander round the Christmas Market. For something sweet, try the excellent Estonian gingerbread cookies.

2. Meet up with Santa Claus and have a chat

Santa Claus likes the Tallinn Christmas Market so much, that he has brought his own cottage to the square. Santa Claus is happy to meet you and taking  a selfie is no problem. Knock on his door and see if he is in.

3. Shop for presents and souvenirs

Tallinn Christmas Market is ultimate great place for Christmas shopping. You’ll find perfect gifts and beautiful Estonian Christmas decorations to take home with you.

4. Ride a few rounds with the carousel

This tip is especially for the children. Let the little ones have fun by spinning around. Grown-ups can take another round of hot mulled wine, while standing aside and watching their offspring having the time of their lives.

5. Enjoy Christmas spirit

Take your time, and just walk around enjoying the special festive feeling at the Medieval surroundings that fills you on Tallinn Christmas Market!

Check out what Merlin recommends to do in Tallinn over the festive time.