Top tips for Tallinn in December

Christmas market

Christmas market at Town Hall Square, Raekoja Plats, is bringing Christmas spirit to Tallinn for the whole month. In the middle of the square there is the biggest Christmas in the city and around merchants are selling handicrafts, decorations and hot drinks.

Jõulujazz 2015 aka Christmas Jazz 2015

Jõulujazz 2015 continues until December 16 . Most of the concerts are in Tallinn.

The full program can be found from the event’s website www.jazzkaar.ee

December 1st Trio Porteleki-Tärn-Pärnoja (Hungary-Estonia) at 19:00, in Art museum Kumu auditorium

Pampering in the Zen Spa

Kreutzwald Zen Spa is an ideal place to enjoy your time with friends and be pampered. There is a very nice sauna complex with two saunas and a Japanese pool and order snacks – and something sparkling! Also larger group of friends fit there comfortably –  part of the group can enjoy the treatments while others chill in the sauna complex.

Readers of Tripsteri get 10% discount of all the packages with normal price. Just remember to mention TRIPSTERI when booking. Kreutzwald Zen Spa

Endla 23, Kristiine

December 2nd Dave Benton’s concert and dinner

Estonia’s Eurovision Song Contest winner Dave Benton performs in the restaurant Mai Krahv and plays Christmas carols as well as the most popular songs from his latest album. The event starts at 19:00 and the concert starts at 20:00. Tickets 49 EUR include a ticket to the concert, a welcome drink and a three course dinner. Reservations.

Additional concerts on December 8th & 15th

December 3rd Life is a Cabaret

Show and dinner 65 EUR

Restaurant Merineitsi, Viru Väljak 4, Viru Centre

Reservations: viru.reservation@sok.fi

December 4thJõulujazz: Ana Moura (Portugal)

One of the highlights of Jõulujazz is Ana Moura’s visit to Tallinn. She performs in Nordea Concert Hall. More information: www.jazzkaar.ee/en/joulujazz-2015/item/ana-moura-portugal

December 4th Chamber Choir Voces Musicales

Chamber Choir Voces Musicales performs in Rootsi-Mihkli Church (Rüütli 9) at 19:00. Tickets 7-10 EUR.  More information www.piletilevi.ee/eng/tickets

December 5th English speaking tour in Estonia Concert Hall

During the hour long tour you will get to know the workplace of opera singers and ballet dancers, get to have a peak to behind of the scenes life and will learn a lot about building’s interesting history. 

At 17:30. Tickets 3-7 EUR. More information

December 8th Free screening: Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

At 18:00 in Art Museum Kumu’s auditorium, Weizenbergi 34, Kadriorg

www.facebook.com/events/704070989722054/

December 9th Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra: Sibelius 150

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the legendary composer Jean Sibelius with a unique concert in which two undisputed master soloists present the works that have become their trademarks.

Estonia Concert Hall at 19:00. Tickets 30 EUR.  More information.

December 10- 12th Lotte (children’s musical)

Lotte – a visiting performance from Vanemuine Concert Hall.

Who else but the affectionate dog Lotte would go and seek new adventures – this time in the Dream World! In Nordea Concert Hall. Tickets 5-22.50 EUR.

December 14th Märt Avandi & Kõrsikud: Elud, asjad

The name of the orchestra “Kõrsikud” means “sticks” and comes from the build of the men (LARGE) – they definitely aren’t sticks. Märt is known for his role in the film “Fencer”, Finn’s Oscar nominated film this year, but he can also sing.  And so do Kõrsikud.

Concert takes place in Vaba Lava in Telliskivi at 19:00. Tickets 16-18 EUR.

December 19th Theater for children: Piip and Tuut

The show combines theater and magic. In Kumu Art Museum. More information.

December 20th Boney M

Boney M comes to Tallinn with the singer Maizie Williams. 70s disco takes over Nordea Concert Hall at 19:00.  Tickets 19.50 – 49.50 EUR. More information.

December 31st New Year’s Ball in Estonia Concert Hall

More information: www.opera.ee/lavastus/estonia-ball/

 

In Finnish: Tallinnan joulukuun menovinkit

Veera Marjamaa

Tallinnassa asuva käsikirjoittaja, näytelmäkirjailija ja bloggaaja.

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