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Tallinn Christmas Market starts this weekend

The picturesque Town Hall Square of the medieval city of Tallinn is once more hosting the annual Christmas Market with its 64 wooden stalls. During the 40 day period from 29th November 2009 until 7th January 2010, visitors may stroll through this amazing festive scene. Felt hats, buckwheat pillows, wooden bowls and artefacts, wickerwork, beautiful hand-sewn quilts, ceramics and glassware, sea-grass animals as well as home-made candles are offered among others at the Christmas Market as well as typical culinary Estonian delights like pork, sauerkraut, blood sausages, hot soups, gingerbread, marzipan, honey, nuts and sweets. Christmas performances with choirs, dance groups, poets and musicians round of the abundant programme. Check out this amateur video for an idea of the atmosphere you can expect:

Paul Johnson

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  1. i love tallinn and think these christmas markets would be fab, when i was there i did a bit of shopping (a must do on any of my trips) and their local specialties include linen, which i came home with in abundance – scarves, napkins etc.

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