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Tallinn Christmas Market

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If you’re really dreaming of a white Christmas, a Christmas of festively lit old squares and big portions of warming food, then Tallinn may provide. The market is a relatively new fixture, but the squares are certainly old and lovely and the long cold nights are made a lot cheerier by the strings of coloured lights strung up around the centre of town, the most colours saved up for the Town Hall Square – Raekoja plats – which is where the 50 stall strong market is set up. A huge tree takes centre stage, around which visitors and locals wander, admiring the wool hats and slippers, homemade candles, quilts, wickerwork and woodwork, ceramics and glassware and of course festive foods… Which deserve a whole section of the market to themselves! Soups, sauerkraut and blood sausages, followed by marzipans and local honey, gingerbread, cookies, sugar roasted nuts and other sweets, washed down with Christmas market staple mulled wine.

Santa has his own cabin, but he’s oft to be found wandering the markets having his photo taken with children and talking gift turkey.

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“Tallinn Christmas Market 2011 Dates”

The dates for the 2011 Tallinn Christmas Market are from 26 November-8 January, 2012.  Read more...

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we are going to Tallinn on 17th February how cold will it be and will it be snowing and will we need

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There's a weather map at the bottom of this page:

It shows that, on average, Feb. is one of Tallinn's coldest months, with temperatures dropping well below zero regularly.

Aahh no !! No snow ! Really ? Was looking forward to a real old traditional Christmas market with snow !!

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Have a look at our Snow Conditions Map: for a better idea of average snow fall.

We are looking to go to a Christmas Market this year where theres snow, how likely is there to be snow in Tallin at the beginning of December?

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Tallinn is at it's coldest in January/ February when you're more likely to get snow. It's fairly wet in winter so there's a chance of showers as well, which is not ideal.

Please could I have the dates

Please could you let me know when the market runs

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30 Nov 2009 through 06 Jan 2010

Tallinn Christmas Market

Tallinn, Estonia's capital city, has a relatively new christmas market, first held in 1991. However, its lack of tradition does not damper its Christmas spirit. There's a massive Christmas tree outside the Town Hall, with Santa's house beneath and even a post-office to send him a letter. The smell of gingerbread wafts around as you walk down heavily decorated streets. Though new, the market's attendance is growing and last year it had over 300,000 visitors.

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