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Why should you spend your holidays in Vilnius?

Vilnius is about to turn 700 years young, and in all those years, the Christmas season has never been as awesome as it is about to be now. This city has all the key elements to be what most would consider a dream Christmas location: beautiful small streets illuminated with Christmas lights, a stunning and world-famous Christmas tree, warm food and drinks for everybody and a whole community ready to celebrate the holidays with you. 
But what makes this season unique and rich are all the very particular traditions that you have probably never even heard of anywhere before. So, pack your bags and come confirm what many are already saying out loud: that there’s no Christmas like Christmas in Vilnius.  

Meet our Beauty Queen – Vilnius’ Christmas Tree 

Vilnius’ main Christmas tree has always been shrouded in anticipation. Known around the world for its beauty, the Christmas tree’s look always remains a mystery till the very last minute. Even though people try to guess the tree’s theme each year, the lighting ceremony at the Cathedral Square is always a magical surprise. But before you're ready to meet the beauty queen of 2021, get inspired by the city’s exquisite Christmas trees of previous years. The secret of this year's Christmas tree will be revealed on 27 November, so stay tuned to watch the mystery unfold. The countdown is on. 

Our Christmas Tree is More Famous than Some Movie Stars

Our Christmas Tree is More Famous than Some Movie Stars

The Christmas tree in Vilnius has been awarded the title of most beautiful tree around the world so many times that it’s already a global trendsetter. 

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Sustainable Holidays – Planting a Christmas Tree Forest

Sustainable Holidays – Planting a Christmas Tree Forest

It's difficult to imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree at home – after all, where would Santa put all the gifts?

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13 Places in Vilnius Straight Out of Winter Fairy Tales

13 Places in Vilnius Straight Out of Winter Fairy Tales

The weather might be a bit chilly in wintery Vilnius, but it also offers some unique angles of the city.

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TOP 6 Places to Get Your Christmas Gifts in Vilnius

TOP 6 Places to Get Your Christmas Gifts in Vilnius

Shopping for Christmas can be a great seasonal adventure if you’re doing it in one of Vilnius’ fairs.

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Christmas at Lukiškės prison

Christmas at Lukiškės prison

For 115 years, Lukiškės Prison was guarded by high walls and barbed wire, but today the site is open to the public.

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Gourmet Holiday Season in Vilnius’ Restaurants

Gourmet Holiday Season in Vilnius’ Restaurants

Winter in Vilnius is the feast for the eyes and stomach! Be sure you’ll get tempted on every corner.

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Stay Active, Enjoy Relaxing in Vilnius this Winter

Stay Active, Enjoy Relaxing in Vilnius this Winter

Surprise yourself with an adrenaline rush or take on new challenges. After an intense day, don't forget to unwind in one of Vilnius’ spas.

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Winter Magic in a Hot-Air Balloon

Winter Magic in a Hot-Air Balloon

Hot-air balloons look like Christmas ornaments in the morning sky in Vilnius.  It's the perfect Christmas present – and an adventure of a lifetime!

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A Day in the Winter Wonderland of Trakai

A Day in the Winter Wonderland of Trakai

If you think you've seen it all in Vilnius or if you're looking for a slow and quiet day outside the city.

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The Joy of Gift Giving in Vilnius!

The Joy of Gift Giving in Vilnius!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gifts can be a fun and exciting experience if you’re doing it in Vilnius!

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Time to Party in Vilnius!

Time to Party in Vilnius!

There's a party goin' on in Vilnius, a celebration... so become a part of it and have a good time! 

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Let Vilnius’ Hotels Make Your Holiday Special

Let Vilnius’ Hotels Make Your Holiday Special

Just like Santa, hotels can make your wishes come true: festive atmosphere, lavish dinners, fairytale Christmas trees, and relaxing spas will unlock the secret to effortless living. 

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Feel Like a Local in Vilnius With a Guide

Feel Like a Local in Vilnius With a Guide

Explore Vilnius that’s tailored to your interests - let a guide show you around and give you a chance to feel like a local.

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