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One of the fun places to go to in Tallinn around Christmas is the Town Hall Square.

Tallinn square, EstoniaIt had snowed the night before, so the square had a nice fresh look and felt very Christmasy.

Tallinn square, EstoniaAt the Christmas Market you can find all sorts of wonderful things – especially wool clothing products (socks, hats, gloves), cookies, other Christmas items and of course glögi – a wonder warmed mulled cider that has varying levels of alcohol in it.  The ones I saw had a choice of 12%, 20%, and 30%.

The only downside for us was the music.  They pipe Christmas music throughout the square.  That’s not the issue.  It’s just a bit disappointing to be seven time zones away from the US and to hear American Christmas music.  Then again, Estonia doesn’t have much Christmas tradition of its own since it was stripped of religion, and hence Christmas, when it was occupied by the Soviet Union, so give them credit for trying.