This Christmas, give your heart to Vilnius and be sure that Vilnius won’t give it away. Yes, it’s easy to fall in love with the UNESCO-listed Old Town, one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in the world, and all the breath-taking places that can be captured in your photos. But it’s not a one-sided love story; Vilnius gives back with fantastic food, inspiring concerts and theatre performances, magical Christmas markets, and a Christmas spirit that will make even the Grinch’s cold heart warm with delight!
Get your phone ready for some amazing photo ops in Vilnius. This Christmas the city has quite a few surprises ready for your Instagram. Check out the list of the coolest places to take your photos, and don’t forget to use the hashtags: #govilnius #vilniuschristmas #visitvilnius
Don’t limit yourself; attend a concert, run a race, paddleboard in winter, try the city’s most famous hot chocolate, and so much more. Museums are waiting for you with new exhibitions and opera singers are practicing their arias to impress you. We’ve made a list of the most interesting events here.
Christmas markets filled with stalls offering unique finds and the aroma of candied nuts are a big thing in Vilnius. For traditional Christmas entertainment, visit the two main Christmas markets in the city’s main squares. For a modern and trendy Christmas filled with local designs and handmade gifts, check out the smaller pop-up markets.
Great food is everywhere you go. Whatever your budget, you can find exquisite flavours in Vilnius. From fine dining and tasting dinners to street food and food markets, you will never feel hungry in Vilnius. Learn more about Christmas traditions and unique places to eat.
Snow or no snow, wintertime adventures await in Vilnius. From extreme swimming in a frozen lake to exhilarating dog sledding, there’s so many ways to explore the city. Don’t let winter stop you.
It’s easy to take a good look at the city’s famed Christmas tree from above. Visitors to the city can take advantage of a rare opportunity to get a memorable glimpse of snowy Vilnius from a hot air balloon, or have a cocktail at an elevation of 165 metres. Check out the city’s highest spots and enjoy a different perspective of Lithuania’s capital.
Christmas doesn’t have to be all about carols, fairy lights and Christmas markets. Rock concerts, electro music, unique gifts and chocolate beer let you experience Christmas differently. Check out the places locals love.
Come to Vilnius with children and let them experience the magic of the Christmas season. The streets and squares are filled with wonders and sightseeing can be done easily using the special Christmas train. Take a look at the best events and activities.
Tourist Information Centre working hours:
THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN
30 November 2019 to 7 January 2020. The train station is located at a special stop opposite Cathedral Square.
SHOPPING IN VILNIUS ON CHRISTMAS DAY
PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES IN VILNIUS OVER CHRISTMAS