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Christmas Spells in Vilnius

Tour Highlights

  • Visit two vibrant local Christmas markets, a traditional craft shop, and a beloved family-owned restaurant.
  • Learn how to make the most ancient and traditional Lithuanian Christmas Eve dish — poppy seed milk with traditional ‘yeasted cookies’ — and have a taste, too.
  • Shop for authentic gifts and souvenirs such as bees bread, knitted gloves, linen bags, incense, herbal tea and lots more, with a local by your side.
  • Learn about old Soviet-era Christmas traditions and how they stack up to today’s modern approach to the festive season.
  • Admire (arguably) Europe’s most beautiful Christmas tree and discover the history behind decorative Christmas trees in Lithuania.
Adults Ages 12+
Children Ages 6-11

Traditional Lithuanian Christmas Tour

Unlock the secrets of a traditional Lithuanian Christmas on this very special pop-up tour. Explore the city’s bustling Christmas markets, learn about its unique pagan festive traditions, try traditional yuletide treats and shop for authentic Christmas trinkets and gifts for friends and loved ones. Linksmų Šv. Kalėdų! (that’s Merry Christmas in Lithuanian if you hadn’t guessed already).

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • On this tour, you will not only visit two Christmas markets, but also a workshop where artisans preserve and honour longstanding traditions of producing Lithuanian crafts, which represent a centuries-old cultural heritage.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one sample of traditional drink at the market, poppy seed milk with kūčiukai (cookies), one edible gift.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: By the steps into Vilnius Town Hall. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 2.00 PM
  • Ending point: Christmas market, Cathedral square.