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Christmas in Vilnius begins with the most beautiful Christmas tree around!

Experience the wonder of Christmas in Vilnius, the most vibrant and popular festival in the city. Starting in early December and continuing until Three Kings Day, it spans over 5-6 weeks, filling the streets and corners of Vilnius with a contagious holiday spirit. The carefully curated program of events includes beloved traditions and exciting family-friendly activities that keep the city buzzing with joy and celebration.

Vilnius Christmas Market


Every year, giving a festive mood to visitors, delighting with traditional events (Christmas tree lighting in the Cathedral Square, Christmas Town, Ice Rink, International Christmas Charity Fair) that are cherished and awaited all year round and surprising with its enchating innovations, the Winter Festival, full of surprises, creates an unforgettable Christmas celebration for Vilnius residents and guests, makes Lithuania known in the world and promotes cultural tourism. Guests not only from Lithuania, but also from various countries of the world come to Vilnius every year to enjoy the awaitment of the upcoming winter holidays.

In recent years, the Vilnius Christmas tree that stands in the Cathedral Square, which has become an integral symbol of the “Christmas Capital” and the whole of Christmas in Lithuania, has received special attention. The tree that captivates with a new image every year, has been named the most beautiful in Europe for several years in a row. Vilnius, declared one of the most magical Christmas cities in Europe in 2019–2022, was included in the European Top 5 and in the list of the 25 best places in the world to celebrate Christmas.

The festival aims to bring joy and festivity to both the residents and visitors of Vilnius, by celebrating the long-standing traditions of Christmas and creating a vibrant atmosphere in the city. “Christmas in Vilnius” promises to capture all the wonderful colours and memorable moments of the winter holiday season.

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