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By Noora Karppi  •  12.11.2018

Nothing says December like a calendar full of Christmas concerts! The concert halls and churches are filled with festive feeling and holiday music for the greater part of December.

Between concerts, remember to stop by the Christmas Market at the Town Hall Square and enjoy amazing art made of gingerbread dough at Gingerbread Mania exhibition.

Here are our top picks for the events in December. For more information what’s happening in Tallinn check our event calendar and Estonia 100 events programme.

Culture and history

Christmas Village at the Estonian Open Air Museum
15.-16.12.2018

Get to know the Estonian Christmas traditions at the Estonian Open Air Museum. Nostalgic Christmas Village is a popular event, where you'll have a chance to see how Estonians have celebrated Christmas for centuries. Taste local Christmas treats and learn traditional Estonian Christmas songs.

Fairs

Tallinn Handicraft Fair
07.-09.12.2018

Shop for Estonian handicraft at the Tallinn Handicraft Fair. Stop by the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds to admire local handicraft and fill your suitcase with unique presents.

Coastal Folks' Christmas Fair
08.12.2018

Take in the holiday spirit and shop for gifts at the Christmas Fair in Viimsi at the Museum of Coastal Folk.

ARS Pop-Up Christmas Fair
08.12.2018 11-18
ARS Art Factory, Pärnu mnt 154

ARS Art Factory houses more than 90 artists, designers and creative companies. Just in time for the holidays, you'll have a chance to visit their Pop-Up Christmas Fair to shop for unique items made by Estonian artists and designers.

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

Telliskivi Creative City invites to explore what local designers have created at this fair in the Creative City. Taking part of the fair are over 30 designers and artists.

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

The Estonian Academy of Arts is the alma mater of several Estonian artists. Each year the school organises a Christmas Fair, where you can buy items made by the students and alumni of the most well-known art school in Estonia.

Estonian National Library's Design and Art Fair
14.-15.12.2018 11-19
National Library of Estonia, Tõnismägi 2

Shop for design and art at the traditional fair taking place in the magnificent building of Estonian National Library.

Festivals

Christmas music festival Church Holidays in St. Mary's Land
01.12.2018-06.01.2019

Corelli Music celebrates the upcoming holidays with several concerts. Each weekend the churches in Tallinn are filled with amazing music. The concert series begins with the first advent and continues until Epiphany at the beginning of January.

Tallinn's Great Christmas Festival
14.-16.12.2018

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds are filled with Christmas melodies, handicraft stalls, local treats and festive feeling on the weekend of 14th and 16th of  December. The event is designed for the whole family. You'll have a chance to meet with Santa, ride the Christmas train and pet cute animals at the mini zoo.

Shows and concerts

This Christmas Sounds Familiar
03.12.2018 19:00

Charming Estonian artists Nele-Liis Vaiksoo and Tanel Padar have joint their superpowers and share the stage at this Christmas concert.

Uriah Heep
04.12.2018

Legendary rock giant Uriah Heep performs in Tallinn as a part of their World Tour 2018.

Michel Legrand
11.12.2018 19:00

Award-winning musician, composer and conductor, Michel Legrand, visits Tallinn with his World Tour.

Winter Wonderland
18.12.2018 20:00

Popular Estonian artists, Annely Peebo, Karl Madis and ensemble Karavan, perform at this Christmas concert in the centre of Tallinn.

White Christmas Together
20.12.2018 19:00

Local ensemble C-Jam performs Christmas and Winter music together with Mikk Kaasik at this festive concert.

Christmas Concert
20.12.2018 19:00

The Soul Singers sings Christmas classics from all over the world in Hopners' House by the Town Hall Square.

Christmas at St. Nicholas' Church
20.12.2018 19-20

Talented Russian organist, Maria Cherepanova, performs in St. Nicholas' Church at the heart of Tallinn Old Town.

Hello Winter
22.12.2018 19:00

Popular Estonian artists take you on a wintry journey with their festive concert. Come and enjoy the evening with Jüri Pootsman, Birgit Sarrap, Tanja Mihhailova-Saar (all of who have represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest) and many more talented musicians.


Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
22.12.2018 19:00

Beautiful music from Handel and Bach will be heard at this concert by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.

The Estonian National Male Choir holiday concert
23.12.2018 15:00

Just before Christmas, the Estonian National Male Choir performs in a nontraditional holiday concert, which celebrates the centennial of Estonia.

Tallinn Boys Choir, Christmas concert
26.12.2018 15:00

Traditional Christmas concert of the Tallinn Boys Choir celebrates its' 20th anniversary on Boxing Day.

Sofia Rubina feat. Raivo Tafenau band
27.12.2018 20:00

Get lost in the fantasy world of jazz at this swing-party and concert by Sofia Rubina and Raivo Tafenau band.

Russian Patriarchate Choir of Moscow, Holiday concert
28.12.2018 19:00

The powerful voices of the Russian Patriarchate Choir of Moscow lead listeners to the deep and meaningful side of the holidays.

Tommy Cash
29.12.2018 19:00

Rising star of Estonian music, Tommy Cash, is not afraid to shock people. Controversial rapper performs at the biggest venue of Estonia.

Voces Musicales, Messiah
30.12.2018 18:00

Chamber Choir Voces Musicales performs Handel's popular oratorio “Messiah”.

Grande Amore
30.12.2018 18:00

Les Bohemes from Spain brings drama, emotions and temper to the season of Christmas concerts in Tallinn. Well-known tenors perform Christmas classics and popular pop music at this feel-good concert.

ABBA Gold
30.12.2018 19:00

ABBA tribute band ABBA Gold brings you a Happy New Year in Alexela Concert Hall.


New Year's Eve Ball
31.12.2018

Say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new at the glamorous New Year's Eve Ball at the National Opera Estonia. Get your tickets now, because this popular event sells out quickly.

Exhibitions

Art of Money
01.12.2018-10.03.2019

Learn about the contacts between money and art at this joint exhibition of the Art Museum of Estonia and the Bank of Estonia.

Gingerbread Mania
06.12.2018-06.01.2019

The glorious Gingerbread Mania showcases art made of gingerbread. Each year the exhibition has a different theme. This year Gingerbread Mania is celebrating Estonia. Though visitors are not allowed to taste the masterpieces of this exhibition, the gallery café offers delicious gingerbread in curious shapes and forms.


The Project Space
19.12.2018-12.05.2019

An art exhibition of printmaker Agathe Veeber (1901-1988). Agathe Veeber graduated from Pallas Art School and moved to the United States after the Second World War. Her works create a picture of the challenges of an expatriate.