Winter is a great time to visit Latvia. If you love getting into the festive spirit, the smell of gingerbread and the sound of Christmas carols, this is the moment to come to Riga and experience its magical Christmas markets. See below for a selection of the city's very best!
Christmas Markets In Old Riga
Looking for an authentic gift for your loved ones? Then the Christmas markets in Riga's Old Town are for you. The markets in Dome Square and Līvu Square attract both locals and tourists alike with a great selection of handmade objects created by talented craftsmen. Here, you will find everything from aromatic wax candles and eco-friendly toys to handmade sweets, knits and jewellery.
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Kalnciema Quarter Christmas Market
Riga is a region of Gastronomy. On the weekends there's also a very nice Christmas market in the so-called Kalnciema Quarter. While it's also good for gift-buying, it's especially known for its great choice of edible goodies: get your hands on local dishes and special Christmas treats.
Esplanāde Park Christmas Market
The Christmas Market in Esplanāde Park is conveniently located right at the doorstep of Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Bar Hotel, Riga. So if you don't have much time to explore the city, this is perfect for a little taste of the city's Christmas spirit! This market is known for its great mix of gifts, local food products and entertainment for families.