On Cathedral Square
November 26, 2016
Tours Around Vilnius
November 26, 2016 – January 8, 2017
On Cathedral Square
November 26, 2016 – December 29, 2016
December 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017
In Vilnius Town Hall (Didžioji Street 31)
December 3, 2016
“For a Safe Lithuania”
On Simonas Daukantas Square
December 4, 2016
V. Kudirkos Square
December 15, 2016 – December 23, 2016
December 18, 2016
In Vilnius Cathedral
December 24, 2016
At Vilnius Cathedral
December 25, 2016 – December 29, 2016
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 2016 Vilnius Christmas Tree will be lit on Saturday, November 26, 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 6, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for you and your loved ones to enjoy the Christmas spirit here with us in Vilnius!
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 train “station” is located next Cathedral Square, and will take you along the following route.
Monday – Friday:
Odminių Square – Rotušės Square –
V. Kudirkos Square – Odminių Square.
12.00 – 21:00
Weekends and Holidays:
Odminių Square – Bernardinų Gardens –
V. Kudirkos Square – Odiminių Square.
11:00 – 21:00
There is 34 seats in the heated
The cost of travel – 2 EUR. Children under 7 years – free of charge.
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 – 22.00
VII 11.00 – 21.00
24 December 12.00 – 17.00
25 December 12.00 – 22.00
26 December 12.00 – 22.00
The Bernadine Garden is one of the prettiest green spaces in Vilnius, and it’s made even more wonderful when Christmas comes to town! The entire park will be lit up in Christmas lights, and the carousel is brought back to life for children and big kids alike! Christmas officially starts in this park on December 3, and will end on January 8.
I-VII 7.00 – 23.00
The 14th 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.
Entrance – donations starting from € 1.
We invite you to share a festive mood and kindness!
12.00 – 18.00
More information: www.iccb.lt
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.
13.00 – 16.00
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!
I-V, VII 11.00 – 20.00
VI 11.00 – 22.00
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 (or the chronically unfit), we also have a 200 metre run.
The Starts: from 9.30
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!
17.00 – 17.15
18.10 – 18.25
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 called “Sophia’s Star Map” is projected in all its vivid colours on the main outside wall of Vilnius Cathedral, and Sophia invites the all of you to come and join her for a magical journey on Christmas Eve.
Come and become a part of the Christmas fairy tale in the Capital city!
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 occasion is not just a way of bidding farewell to one of our city’s best loved Christmas icons, it’s a way to celebrate the end of the festive season, and a sign for all of us to get on with the new year.
We’d love it if you would be able to join us!