When it comes to Christmas, the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius has quite a few tricks up its sleeve.
For instance, it has (arguably) one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in the world, lavishly decorated each year with a new theme.
It also has a vibrant Christmas market scene, with a variety of fun festive events that pop up around town throughout the Advent season.
So if you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Vilnius’ Christmas Markets are like, then we’re here to help.
Read on for an overview of the Vilnius Christmas Market scene, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.
NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!
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Vilnius Christmas Market Dates
While there’s certainly overlap, each Christmas market in Vilnius will have its own exact opening dates/times. Here are some of the dates that have been confirmed so far.
- Cathedral Square Christmas Town: TBA
- Christmas Town in Vincos Kudirka Square and Odminii Square: TBA
- The Great Christmas Fair in Vilnius (Vilniaus kalėdinė mugė): Dec 9 – 10
Vilnius Christmas Market 2023 Hotels
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Vilnius Christmas Market Locations
Wondering which Vilnius Christmas markets to visit? Here are some of the most popular Christmas events in the city.
Cathedral Square Christmas Village
This is the most popular and most beautiful Christmas market in Vilnius. Situated in the picturesque Cathedral Square, this is where you’ll find Vilnius’ incredible Christmas tree, which sits as a perfect centerpiece for the market, and is decorated according to a different theme every year.
From music notes one year to detailed clock components another year, this tree’s lavish decor is one of the highlights of any Christmas visit to Vilnius.
Of course, you’ll also find a variety of white wooden chalets selling typical Christmas market food and drinks, as well as a handmade gifts and decorations to bring home.
International Christmas Charity Bazaar
Another Christmas market worth visiting can be found at Vilnius Town Hall. The International Christmas Charity Bazaar is an annual event that features goods assembled by the city’s embassies, meaning international goodies from all around the world.
From handmade items to delectable foodie finds, this market has a bit of everything, and best of all – proceeds go to local charities.
Panorama Christmas Market
Taking place at the Panorama Shopping Mall in Vilnius, this Christmas market is the perfect place to shop for gifts away from the cold.
Besides the usual shops available at the mall, there are additional stalls set up here so you can purchase directly from local artists and artisans.
And yes, there’s plenty of food to sample as well.
Official Vilnius Christmas Market Website
For the most up-to-date information and announcements, be sure to visit the Vilnius tourism board’s official website.
More Photos of Vilnius at Christmas
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