The wonder of Christmas is coming to Vilnius dispelling anxious thoughts and infusing a festive mood and impatience to share this happy disposition with the closest family members. Thus, having rushed into buoyant streets, stop for a while at a Christmas tree and admire the Old Town intertwined with decorations; call at the Christmas town to taste Christmas treats and hot wine; look around, and maybe you will see a Santa Claus, the three kings or elves flashing by in a train. Do not miss the opportunity to listen to an echo of Christmas carols in Vilnius churches.
During the Holiday Season, the wall of the side facade of the Cathedral is to become a screen for a wonderful Christmas Tale. In the 3D Christmas fairytale animation the fragments of Vilnius history are to intertwine with folklore, Christmas theme and modern motives.
TV Tower Lighting
It is a tradition to light a 6 km-long garland on Vilnius TV Tower – the tallest Christmas Tree in Lithuania – on Christmas Day. The start of the lighting is going to be marked by festive fireworks.
Christmas Town in Cathedral Square
Crowds of visitors are expected in the central square in Vilnius, where they will find special works of ceramics, glass and jewelry, special Christmas delicacies and Christmas presents.
New Year Celebration
Impressive festive fireworks will cheer up local people and city guests who will traditionally gather at the Christmas Tree in Cathedral Square to ring in the New Year.
More information: www.vilnius.lt/kaledos
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