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January 2015
01. January - 30. December The museum is fascinating! Tartu
20. January - 20. December The productions of Sõltumatu Tantsu Ühendus in Tartu in 2015 Tartu
February 2015
14. February - 30. November Concert Series “To the listener" Tartu
November 2015
29. November - 24. December The Christmas City of Tartu Tartu

On the first Sunday of Advent, the Christmas City of Tartu is illuminated by Christmas lights and the wondrous wait for Christmas itself begins.

December 2015
04.-06. December Christmas Market 2015 Tartu

The biggest Estonian Christmas market is held in the Tartu Fairs Centre.

04. December Christmas Market Värska Cultural Centre, Põlva County
05. December Handicraft Market Põltsamaa Cultural Centre, Jõgeva County

A traditional Christmas market in which genuine Estonian handicrafts are sold and are accompanied all day long by a cultural programme.

05. December Sangaste Parish Christmas Market Valga County
07.-20. December Vudila Christmas Land Tabivere Parish, Jõgeva County

Come and spend a marvellous day at Vudila Christmas land! Loads of activities for grown-ups and children.

08. December Christmas Jazz St John’s Church, Tartu

Before Christmas itself arrives, the Christmas jazz event delivers great jazz concerts in various churches and concert halls with outstanding musicians from Estonia and other countries.

11.-12. December Street dance festival “Battle of EST” Tartu

 Battle of EST (BOE) is the oldest street dance competition with the most impressive list of performers in Northern Europe. The main events include breakdance team competitions. One can also witness hip-hop, popping and solo b-boying contests. This year’s 15th international BOE festival is an honest rejection of everything with a fake glitter, turning the dance battle competitors into real artists of life! It is a riot of people dancing themselves breathless, while living and breathing the dance culture.

12. December Neuhausen Christmas Market Neuhausen main building, Vaststeliina Episcopal Castle, Võru County
12. December - 06. January Seto Christmas Land Lüübnitsa, Põlva County

Accompanied by Christmas gnomes, Seto Christmas land is a fairytale for grown-ups and children alike, one at which you’ll have a wonderful time. You’ll also have the chance to try your hand at hobby handicrafts and meet Santa Claus himself.Christmas Land is open in December on 12th-13th, 19th-20th, 26th-28th and between 2-6 January, weekends between 12.00am to 6.00pm, and on weekdays between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

19. December Battle of EST 2015, 15th International Street Dance Festival Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu
19. December Christmas Concert by Tartu University Academic Female Choir and UT Academic Male Choir St Paul’s Church, Tartu
22. December Opening Festivities for the Winter Capital, Otepää Otepää

Otepää is Estonia’s winter capital. It involves numerous sporting events and winter sports activities for everyone – including skiing, skating, and ski jumping. During the opening festivities, a variety of concerts will be held, along with a winter market and events for children.

28. December Church Holidays in Maarjamaa (the Land of Mary) Festival of Christmas Music St John’s Church, Tartu

Performing at the concert will be the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Corelli Baroque Orchestra, and various solo singers, with Kaspars Putninš as director. Work: J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

30. December New Year’s Eve Ball, Vanemuine Theatre Tartu
31. December New Year’s Eve on the Suur Munamägi Suur-Munamägi, Haanja, Võru County

At 11.00pm, everyone will gather on the hill by the tower, enjoying a great fireworks display. The party will go on until the early morning in the Haanja Folk House, together with live music.

January 2016
02.-03. January Põlva Open Ski Orienteering Championships Värska, Põlva County

An international ski orienteering competition in which the best Estonian ski orienteering sportsmen will participate. High level participants are expected to come from Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Finland.

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