Christmas Tour “Tallinn 800 – The First Christmas of the City!”

The Tallinn Christmas Market and Tallinn City Museum present: a fun tour of Tallinn Old Town! Here we take a look how Tallinn emerged as a city and how Christmas was celebrated in Tallinn during the old days.

This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the first recorded mention of Tallinn, in connection with the crusade of King Valdemar II of Denmark to this area and the start of the emergence of Tallinn as a city!

The Christmas tour starts under the big Christmas tree of the Christmas market and continues on to the Tallinn City Museum (Vene Street 17); from there we move onto Toompea, where the city was actually started. Along the way, we will talk about Tallinn’s oldest places and of Christmas celebrations. We finish our fun trip in the Maiden Tower’s Café, with some hot mulled wine.


The tour lasts for about 1.5 hours – during the tour we also get acquainted with two exhibitions of the Tallinn City Museum “From stronghold to town – the birth of the Danish town 800 years ago” and “Dannebrog and Estonia 1219–2019”.

Ticket prices:

The Tour Ticket includes the city tour, visit to two museums and non-alcoholic mulled wine.

Christmas Tour Ticket: € 15

Discounted Ticket: € 13

Family ticket: 30 €

We recommend buying tickets in advance from Piletilevi. Tickets can also be purchased from the cashier at the Tallinn City Museum (Vene Street 17), before the city tour starts.

Bonus! The Christmas Tour Ticket can be used for 7 days after the event, so you also have the opportunity to see both exhibitions on your own.


The Christmas tours are held in Estonian, Russian and English, from 1st of December 2019 until 5th of January 2020.



The Christmas tours take place on Sundays, starting from the first of December 2019 until 5th of January 2020.


1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of December:

In Estonian: 14.30 p.m.

In Russian:  15.00 p.m.

In English: 15.30 p.m.


5th of January:

In Russian: 14.30 p.m.

In English:  15.00 p.m.

In Russian: 15.30 p.m.

See you at the tour!