Rumour has it that in 1441 the world’s Christmas tree tradition also started at the very spot in Town Hall Square where the present tree stands. Originally though, it formed part of a right of passage for the town’s eligible bachelors who would dance around the tree with Tallinn’s fair maidens. Following a centuries-old tradition, the tree is lit ablaze at a special event which takes place after the end of Christmas season. You can read more about Estonian Christmas traditions here.
Dec 1 2023 - Jan 7 2024
Town Hall Square