I had a chance to visit the Christmas Market in Tallinn a few days ago. Tallinn is famous for having the first Christmas tree! 1441 is the year it appeared, if the legend is true…
The Christmas market was very cute, it had a lot of traditional handicrafts, candy and of course Glögg. In Tallinn Glögg contains alcohol more often than not, so make sure to check before purchasing what kind it is you’re getting. Make sure to taste the blueberry glögg, it’s a bit exotic! (But in my opinion the normal one is better!)
The market has a lot of cool performances on the stage. If that’s something you think you would enjoy make sure to check before what time the performances are.
I absolutely recommend the market if you happen to be in Tallinn during Christmas! It’s a great experience and gives a good look into Estonias culture and crafts.
Hello everyone! This morning we got up at 5:30 am and started driving towards Helsinki’s harbor where we took the boat over to Tallinn, Estonia! I have to admit I was a bit shocked about the boat, I haven’t been on many cruises but this one would have to be the worst one yet. Luckily it only took us 2 hours to get from Helsinki to Tallinn, so it didn’t matter that the ride over sucked!
So far we’ve had time to dine out twice, visit the old town twice and go shopping twice! I’m exhausted and I was thrilled to be able to take a bath and drink some hot chocolate when I got back to the hotel!
Tomorrow is going to be a loooooong day, we’ll be hitting the gym in the early morning before getting some breakfast and heading to the Christmas market! Hopefully we’ll have time to go to the old town for a third time before the boat leaves for Helsinki in the evening.