5 Travel Ideas for a Fairytale Christmas in Europe

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the city of the first public Christmas tree (erected in the Town Hall Square in 1441) and marzipan, a product to which it has dedicated a museum – Kalev Marzipan Museum Room, where visitors can make their own sweet, colorful figurines.

Nevertheless, Christmas in the Estonian capital is much more than just a decorated tree in the Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats) and some marzipan candy to sweeten your holiday. In the UNESCO-protected Tallinn Old Town, skilled artisans from all over the country gather to delight passersby with traditional dishes and beautiful crafts, handmade using ancient methods.

The festive, delightfully nostalgic atmosphere of Tallinn Christmas Market blends beautifully with the city’s traditions, architecture, and medieval charm, making it one of the most enchanting Christmas destinations in Europe.