International Christmas Charity Fair in Vilnius Town Hall


On November 29. at 12.00 noon, the Christmas Tree will light up and right here a traditional International Christmas Fair will settle down. The thirteenth International Christmas Charity Fair will start in Vilnius City Hall where hand-made articles, Christmas decorations, sweets and souvenirs produced by wives of the ambassadors of foreign countries to Lithuania, embassy workers, representatives of public organisations will be offered to visitors.


Illuminating the Lithuanian Christmas Tree in the Cathedral Square


How will a Christmas tree look like in the capital this year? Be the first to find out and come to the festive event of illumination in Vilnius, Cathedral Square! The event of illuminating the Christmas tree will start on 29 November 2014 from 7.30 p.m. Here the visitors will be able to feast their eyes at an impressive light and acrobatics show.

Cathedral Square will become home to a shining Christmas Tree. See how Christmas is born and sparkle a festive light in your heart and hearts of your dear ones.

During a festive event of illuminating a Christmas tree in the Cathedral Square your hearts and eyes will enjoy a dramatic and unique show “Carillon” performed by the Italian acrobatic dances troupe KITONB.


Other events


Christmas in the Capital – a long chain of events devoted to the whole family. Because Christmas is the most wonderful holiday of the year awaited by everyone – both by children and adults!

On November 29, a Christmas tree illumination will be switched on in the Town Square.

On November 29 – 30, a traditional international Christmas charity fair will be held in the City Hall.

On November 29, a competition of the festive city environment will take place.

On December 20, we invite you to admire Christmas crib in the Cathedral Square.

On December 25, a TV tower will traditionally become the highest Christmas tree in Vilnius.

On December 29, we invite sports fans to participate in and watch a Christmas running.

Christmas town with “Paulig“ in the Town Hall Square


Christmas town in the Town Hall Square will be open 12.01 – 01 11 d. From 12:00 p.m to 20:00. Here you will find 12 festive houses and happy season moods.

Christmas Paulig Train


Train again rolls out to the streets of the Old Town and invites residents and guests of Vilnius to dive in the Christmas hoopla. Train journeys will take place from 5 December 2014 to 07 January 2015 from 11.00 a.m to 21.00 p.m.We would hardly find a child who would not dream to get to the polar train of the Father Christmas, therefore this is an excellent opportunity to fulfil this dream!

Colourful like a childish dream, Christmas-like and coffee-permeated Christmas Train will gladden not only the smallest ones. We believe that parents will be also entirely secretly, quietly and modestly enjoying a possibility to ride a dream train.


Christmas Town with Paulig in the Cathedral Square


Find real Christmas with Paulig coffee!  Festive mood of hundreds of ideas of magical presents and a scent of roasted almonds – all this and more impressions in the Capital’s Christmas Town.Christmas Town in the Cathedral Square will be open from December 5 to December 30, from 11.00 a.m to 21.00 p.m.

Here you will find Christmas delicacies sweetening winter evenings – gingerbreads, honey cakes, teas, home-made cheeses, colourful sweets or pastries…

36 christmas cottages will settle down in the Cathedral Square.

In 2014, organisations of people with disabilities will take part in the project “Christmas in the Capital” for the first time. People with disabilities will be inviting residents and guests of Vilnius to the Christmas Town to acquire warm Christmas presents produced by them  – ceramic articles, knick-knacks, candles, quilt patterns, Christmas toys made of wool, national sashes, twig baskets etc. Money collected during the fair will be used to support the activity of the organisations of people with disabilities.


Bernardine Garden


Vilnius City Municipality will turn the Bernardine Garden into a cosy oasis intended for the whole family. Christmas in Bernardine Garden starts on December 5  and will atract resident till January 11, from 7.00 a.m to 22.00 p.m.

The carousel has come back to life to delight not only the children, but also adults who still do not want to grow up. Caffeterias will be open and a fountain will sparkle and sound oddly in the frozen winter landscape.

Bernardine Garden will be decorated with modern light projections which will attract residents and guests of Vilnius to admire them.

DNB skating rink in Lukiškės Square


Arrive to Christmas in the Capital and fulfill your childhood dream! City Christmas skating rinks popular in Hollywood movies become reality with the DNB skating rink in the Lukiškės Square from December 6 to February 6, from 12.00 p.m to 22.00.

DNB skating rink will accept everyone – most important is to be cheerful and have great fun. Parents are also invited with the young citizens and guests of Vilnius.

Remember – you can have fun during your free time also in winter time, moreover, if this is Christmas in the Capital – your free time will be active and very healthy with the DNB skating rink in Lukiškės Square.

3D “Lithuanian currency journey“


We would like to invite you to watch 3D projection about lithuanian money history from December 25 to January 4, 17:30 , 18:30, 19:30 , 20:30 , 21:30, on Nordea Bank building (Didžioji str. 18) . 3D projection „Lithuanian currency journey” will be shown 5 times a day.

Sun Trip


Aistė Smilgevičiūtė and the groupė „Skylė“ pour down fire into the musical story “Sun Trip” written nineteen years ago.

Sun travelling across the sky dome visits all zodiac constellations while bravely turning to their depths. Some of them accept and care for the Sun, whilst others are so “hospitable” that it is necessary to forcibly escape from them. Notwhistanding anything, the Sun rolls towards the feast of the Balance where all constellations meet and the viever is accompanied to the festival beating with cosmic pulse.

Rokas Radzevičius, a composer of the creation, has written music to more than one musical drama of the integral plot.

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“Paulig” coffey cottage


On December 25–30, from 12.00 p.m to 20.30 p.m in the access area to Bernardine Gardens, quite close to the epicentre of festivities in the Cathedral Square, a cosy „Paulig“ coffey cottage will settle down to share with you its warmth and hospitality.

Here visitors will receive a cup of tasty coffey and warm up after walking in Bernardine Garden shining under festive lights.

Christmas in the Capital is a splendid opportunity to go out and admire ornate Vilnius. To make expedition even more enjoybale and not overshadowed by the protest of freezing fingers, grab with you a cup of hot coffey. It is not for nothing said that home is where coffey is.

A 3 D fairy tale in the Cathedral Square


On 25-31 December an impressive and exhilarating event of 15 minutes will be free for viewing in the Cathedral Square on 25-30 December during three evening shows: at 5 p.m, 6.15 p.m. and 8 p.m. The side facade of Vilnius Cathedral will be decorated three times a day with a unique and impressive programme of 3D projections – a huge wall will become a screen of the colourful Christmas fairy tale exposing playful short films. Unique and interesting projections shining in the background of the dusky Vilnius will flavour the most festive week of the year with magical images and will inspire more hilarity in the hearts of the viewers.


Events of the New Year


Meet  the New Year in the heart of Vilnius! Vilnius City Municipality presents to the residents and guests of Vilnius the event which has already become a tradition – breathtaking  festive fireworks.  On December 31, in the midnight, you are invited to admire fireworks of the New Year night and to meet miracles in the Cathedral Square.

The Cathedral Square will become an Euro Countdown counting the last minutes of the year 2014. Light projection will light up on the side facade of Vilnius Cathedral and it will count the last seconds of the leaving  year.  The timer will measure not only the seconds remaining until the end of 2014, but also the time left until the start of the new, more European-like  era of Lithuania.

Farewell events


Event “Farewell to the Christmas Tree!” on January 6, 6.00 p.m at Vilnius Teachers’ House . We invite residents and guests of Vilnius to the event of seeing off the Christmas tree.

This event  is not only a physical farewell to stripped festive Christmas trees, but also a focus of the events ending the Christmas period in Vilnius.

Procession of Three Wise Men starts from Aušros Gates on January 6, from 4.30 p.m. Come and enjoy a vivacious and solemn Procession of Three Wise Men in Vilnius.

Christmas for orthodox believers


Vilnius Cathedral and City Municipality decided to pay tribute to the traditions of orthodox believers living in Vilnius and to leave the Christmas Tree in the Cathedral Square until the Orthodox Christmas which will be celebrated on January 7 at 6 p. m. in the Vilnius Cathedral Square.

Vilnius City Municipality invites all residents of Vilnius with orthodox faith to meet in the Vilnius Cathedral Square at 6 p. m. at the Christmas Tree of all Lithuania and to honour their traditions. A fun festive programme and theatrical performances have been planned fo children and adults. Vilnius City Municipality encourages not to forget one’s roots and to cherish cultural heritage.