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CHRISTMAS IN THE CAPITAL
 

CHRISTMAS IN THE CAPITAL

Christmas miracle is coming to Vilnius to chase anxious thoughts off and to bring festive mood and eagerness to share this feeling with the closest ones. So, hurry to the bustling streets, stop to take photos by the Christmas tree and admire the decorations wrapping the Old Town, stop by in the Christmas Town to taste Christmas delicacies and mulled wine, look around, maybe you will see Santa Claus, the Three Wise Men or elves whizzing past by train!

Christmas in the capital city is a whole garland of the events for the whole family, as Christmas is the most beautiful annual celebration, awaited both by little ones and gown-ups!

Christmas Tree Lighting Up Ceremony
Vilnius Cathedral square
November 27, 9 pm – 10.30 pm

Come along to our spectacular opening of the Christmas season. Here you’ll find festive fun for all the family! Top Lithuanian pop stars will be performing their hits and there’ll also be Christmas tales for children read by some of our most famous faces.

Christmas Village
Vilnius Cathedral square
November 27– December 27

Open:
Mon – Tue 11 am – 9 pm | Fri 12 pm – 10 pm | Sat 11 am – 10 pm | Sun 11 pm – 9 pm
December 24, 12 pm – 5 pm | December 25 – 26, 12 pm – 10 pm

Throughout the festive season, Vilnius Cathedral Square will play host to a truly magical Christmas village – buy a unique gift, treat yourself to a delicious festive treat or warming drink, or even meet a character from your favourite fairy tale. Come and experience the real joy of Christmas!

Christmas Fairy Tale Cottage
Vilnius Cathedral square
November 28 – December 27, 11.30 am – 8.30 pm (every 30 min)

This year the inside of the Christmas tree will be transformed into a fairy tale cottage! Children will be able to venture inside and listen to magical fairy tales being read. Each story session is limited to 25 listeners, so reservations are necessary. Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; phone 261 9557 / mobile 8 657 51984.

Open (Monday – Friday):
11.30 am – 5 pm (fairy tales for pre-school children and high school students)
5 pm – 7 pm (free admission)
7 pm – 8.30 pm (literature for young people and adults)

Open (Saturday – Sunday and holidays):
11.30 am –7 pm (free admission)
7 pm – 8.30 pm (literature for young people and adults)

International Christmas Charity Bazaar
Vilnius Town Hall
December 5, 12 – 6 pm
Admission – donation from € 1

Alma Adamkienė will open the 14th International Christmas Charity Bazaar. The wives of Ambassadors, members of embassy staff and other public figures will have their hand made goods on display and for sale. Additionally, there will be around 50 stands selling an exciting variety of decorations, cakes and souvenirs. Also, to keep the children occupied, there will be a kid’s corner.

Janina Butkevičienė is the patron of this year’s bazaar.

Christmas Tree-Labyrinth
Vilnius Town Hall square
December 10 – 31, 4 pm – 10 pm

Come and explore Christmas in our special Christmas Tree labyrinth! This year the Vilnius Town Centre square will be the location of a fantastic new Christmas attraction- a kilometre long labyrinth of lights and decoration, in which children and their parents will be able to play interactive 3D / animation / computer / music games, play the Christmas piano, witness the Magic Mirror, and wander through the Christmas Forest.

Silent night, holy night…
Vilnius Cathedral and the square
December 24, 9 pm

Nativity scene and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

40th Christmas Marathon
Vinco Kudirkos square
December 27

10.30 am 12 km start
12.00 am 6 km start
13.15 pm 200 m (children)
13.30 pm 3 km start

Put on a Christmas costume – Santa Claus, Snow White or Dwarf – and beat that cold with our international marathon!

New Year Fireworks
Vilnius Cathedral square
December 31, 23.30 pm

The City’s present to Vilnius.
Happy New Year!

Three Kings Parade
Gates of Dawn to Vilnius Cathedral square
January 6, 16.30 pm

The culmination of the season – the day of the three magi: Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar. Watch these three-meter high kings parading through the streets to wish you a happy, fruitful, and successful New Year.

Bye-bye, Christmas tree!
The Courtyard of Vilnius teachers’ house
January 6, 17.30 pm

Don’t throw out your Christmas tree; bring it to the Teachers’ House courtyard on this special day. We will wish all our trees a fond farewell before they are returned to the forest. The Three Kings will visit the children, and thank-you letters will be written to Santa Claus. Let’s play games and have fun!

CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN THE VILNIUS CITY COMMUNITIES
December 27 – January 6

Students of the arts, design, technologies and creative industries will this year be sprucing up the suburbs of the city with a real taste of Christmas with specially organised light shows, music events and displays of handiwork.

Christmas Flea Market
Kirtimai cultural centre, Dariaus ir Girėno g. 69
November 28, 11 am – 18 pm

A festive flea market and workshop where you will have the chance to make your own Christmas treat: a Christmas gift, a decoration or a toy. There will also be music, a fashion and hairstyle show, and a light installation. Every guest who wears glow-in-the-dark colours will be able join in in the creation of a specially designed artwork.

Light installation Lazdynai Ship
Lazdynai fountain, Erfurto g. 29
December 4 – January 6, 7 pm

Lazdynai is not only grey, white and black – come and see for yourselves!

Christmas Tree Lighting Up Ceremony
Balsiai high school, Bubilo g. 8
December 4, 5.30 pm

Christmas tree, music concerts, theatrical and dance performances, gifts and surprises for the kids.

Let’s ride a bike to Christmas!
Crossing of Bubilo and Balsių streets
December 4 – January 4

An Installation that lights up when you put your feet to the pedal – everyone is welcome to try!

Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!