Tallinn, Christmas Market

Tallinn Estonia

Here, in the middle of the town we had reached our objective because since 2001, from December through to the end of the first week in January, Tallinn hosts a traditional Christmas market.

This is appropriate because (although this is disputed, especially in Northern Germany) the picturesque Town Hall Square is claimed to be the site of the world’s first Christmas tree, which formed part of a ritual begun in 1441, when unmarried merchants sang and danced with the town’s girls around a tree, which, when they had had enough fun and drink they then burned down.

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2 responses to “Tallinn, Christmas Market

  1. Pingback: Tallinn Christmas Market « Have Bag, Will Travel | Estonia Today

  2. Yes, tis Christmas market time of year and you lured me in. Thought you might be there! Two years since you visited- do you think it would still make the top 20? So many markets now. In any case, it’s a place I’d like to see. Happy travelling in 2012!

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