According to the organizers, the Christmas Market has never been just a venue for vending, but rather a cultural experience that includes Father Christmas, the design of the market and a varied concert program on weekends that involves actors from VAT theatre, dozens of choirs and dance groups, writes LETA.
The cultural program of the Christmas Market began on November 26 with a concert by Luther's studio chamber choir; true arrival of Christmas season will be celebrated today, Sunday, when at 14:00 the first Advent light will be lit.
Several church choirs will be singing and the lights will be lit on the Christmas tree brought to the heart of Tallinn from Harju county Hirvli village. The Advent candles will be lit every Sunday at the same time. Together with closing program of the European Capital of Culture 'Happy End' on December 22, the Christmas Market will celebrate the beginning of winter; on December 24, the Mayor of Tallinn will declare Christmas peace there.
After the New Year different ethnic groups will present cultural programs. The Christmas Market will be open from 10:00-19:00 until January 8, 2012. Tallinn Christmas Market has been chosen as one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets of Europe.