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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!

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING On Cathedral Square (Šventaragio Street)
1 December 2017

Lighting the Vilnius Christmas Tree is an annual tradition for us in Lithuanian capital, and a sign that the festive season has truly arrived in our city!
The 2017 Vilnius Christmas Tree will be lit on Friday, December 1, at 19:00, on Cathedral Square in the heart of the city’s UNESCO award winning Old Town, and will be followed by a live warming Christmas concert.
The tree will be in place untill January 7, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for you and your loved ones to enjoy the Christmas spirit here with us in Vilnius!

THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN
Tours around festive Vilnius Downtown
1 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

The Vilnius Christmas Train has become somewhat of a Christmas tradition in the Lithuanian capital, and we would love it you were to join us for a ride around festive Vilnius!

THE CHRISTMAS MARKET On the Cathedral Square (Šventaragio Street)
1 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Christmas Town is the bustling Christmas Market on Cathedral Square, and is sure to get you into the festive spirit! With over 50 market stalls decorated as cozy wooden houses, we are certain that you will be able to find a special Christmas gift here for your loved ones. While you’re here, we’d be happy if you tried our local apple chees or if you do not have a spice laboratory in your kitchen, go on and take a little piece of Christmas with you!

I        12:00 – 21:00
II-IV   11:00 – 21:00
V–VI  11:00 – 22:30
VII      11:00 – 21:00

24 December   11:00 – 18:00
25 December   12:00 – 22:00
26 December   12:00 – 22:00

31 December   12:00 – 24:00

THE CHRISTMAS MARKET On Vilnius Town Hall Square
December 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018

I          12:00 – 20:00
II-IV     11:00 – 20:00
V–VI    11:00 – 21:00
VII        11:00 – 20:00

24 December   11:00 – 16:00
25 December   12:00 – 21:00
26 December   12:00 – 21:00

31 December   12:00 – 24:00

THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY BAZAAR – Vilnius Town Hall (Didžioji Street 31)
2 December 2017

The 15th International Christmas Charity Bazaar, which has become a tradition, will be held in Vilnius City Hall. In this bazaar you will be able to buy handicrafts, Christmas decorations, sweets and various souvenirs made by wives of foreign ambassadors residing in Lithuania, embassy staff and representatives of public organizations. At the same time, the Christmas Tree will light up and a cozy town of embassies inviting to take an interest in national Christmas recipes and meals of residing countries, will be located in Rotušės Square.

At Town Hall Christmas tree will be lit  at 16:00. The lighting of the Christmas tree will be followed by a festive live concert.

THE CHRISTMAS CHARITY FAIR “For a Safe Lithuania” On Simonas Daukantas Square
3 December 2017

Non-governmental organizations from across Lithuania will present their projects at the now traditional fair to help and support the needy, the handicapped and the disadvantaged. Hand-made Christmas gifts and crafts will be sold for charity, useful information about volunteering and joining assistance programs will be available at stands. The money raised will be used to create a brighter Christmas for those who need it the most.

Working hours: 13:00 – 16:00

CHRISTMAS IN VILNIUS COMMUNITIES
6 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

Christmas events in Vilnius communities starts on December 6, and will last till January 6.

THE CHRISTMAS DESIGN SQUARE On V. Kudirkos Square
12 – 17 December 2017

The Christmas Design Square is one of the trendiest occasions of Christmas in Vilnius! Already a firm favourite with local designers, locals and guests alike can purchase Vilnius-made gifts for their loved ones, plus meet the brains behind these creations that are unique to our city!

Working hours:  II-IV, VII     11.00 – 20.00
V-VI            11.00 – 21.00

THE VILNIUS CHRISTMAS RUN
17 December 2017

The Vilnius Christmas Run has been part of our festive season traditions since 1975! An event for all the family, you can choose between 3 kilometres, 6 kilometres, or if you’re feeling really brave, you can opt in for the 12 kilometres. For our little runners, we also have a 200 metre „Elfines run“.

More information: www.kaledinisbegimas.lt

THE CHRISTMAS EVE MASS In Vilnius Cathedral (Šventaragio Street)
24 December 2017, Beginning: 21.00

The Christmas Eve Mass will take place inside the Basilica of Vilnius Cathedral, and we invite you to come and experience one of the most important religious events on the Lithuanian calendar!

THE 3D FAIRY TALE On the Big Wall of Vilnius Cathedral (Šventaragio Street)
25 – 29 December 2017

17.00 – 17.15
18.15 – 18.30
20.00 – 20.15

The 3D Fairy Tale is the biggest Christmas attraction in Vilnius, and attracts over 120,000 visitors each year. A unique 3D projection of a Christmas Fairy Tale is projected in all its vivid colours on the main outside wall of Vilnius Cathedral.

Come and become a part of the Christmas fairy tale in the Capital city!

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS
31 December 2017

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the end of the year and welcome what’s in store for the New Year. Anticipating and welcoming the New Year is a beloved Lithuanian tradition. At the stroke of midnight, between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Vilnius will celebrate with a festive fireworks show.

THE FAREWELL TO HOLIDAYS – PROCESSION OF THREE WISE MEN, The Gates of Dawn (Aušros vartai)
6 January 2018

The end festive season in Vilnius will start at 16.30, with a Day Of The Kings – Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar – parade from the Gates of Dawn, and will end with traditional performance by placing a Crib on Cathedral Square.

The final event of Christmas period will be marked by saying goodbye to the Christmas Tree in the courtyard of the Teachers’ House (Mokytojų namai, on Vilnius Street) at 18.00.

The program is scheduled for release in the second half of September.

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!