Celebrations in Vilnius for New Year are made all the better by the Christmas decorations around the city (Getty) Photo: Getty
Celebrations in Vilnius for New Year are made all the better by the Christmas decorations around the city (Getty) Photo: Getty

The British daily published a list of ten Christmas markets in Europe, including the one in Vilnius

Both the locals and the visitors are welcome at the hustle and bustle of the Vilnius Fair from 29 November to 11 January, where they will be able to take a sip of mulled wine, Lithuanian Christmas pastries and other sweets, and if they get cold in the meantime, the local vendors will be happy to offer them warm hats and gloves!

The votes of all the fans of the Lithuanian Winter Fair are very welcome: http://bit.ly/1xgTfbH

Christmas market in Vilnius, Lithuania

November 27 –January 06
When it comes to the festive season, Lithuania’s capital goes all out. Most eye-catching is the Vilnius Television tower, transformed into a 550-ft high Christmas tree with a gazillion light bulbs. Even the 25 metre metal frame covered in real fir tree branches on Cathedral Square is gaudy, with its oversized neon decorations. Stay toasty in the snow by sipping mulled wine (karstas vynas) and buying a new warm hat and gloves.

Along with woollen slippers and pottery candle holders, these are among the regional handicrafts that make great gifts. Munch on Lithuanian pastries, such as raguolis, or poppy seed cake. And, in the season of good will, what is more appropriate than the International Christmas Charity Fair, where foreign embassy staff from around the world sell home-made cakes and gifts.

The Baltic Review

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