Photo Diary: Tallinn’s Christmas Market

Merry Christmas for everyone! I hope you are having amazing day spending this special time of year (and if you don’t celebrate Christmas have an amazing day whatever you are currently doing!)

To celebrate this beautiful day I have gathered photo compilation of my (and my sister’s) recent trip to Tallinn’s Christmas Market. The trip was present to my sister who hadn’t visited Tallinn properly before. We left home too early at one morning a few days ago and returned too late at the same evening. Day trips are fun but tiring so it wasn’t probably the best plan to do just before Christmas!

Leaving Helsinki to see Tallinn's Christmas Market

You may remember me telling earlier this year about my trip to Tallinn. This time our visit was shorter than that time even if I didn’t believe that would be possible. We spend only three hours in Tallinn and for that we had to travel the whole day. I think it was worth it but I don’t know if my sister (who got seasick) will agree with me.

In old town on our way to Tallinn's Christmas Market

I may have mentioned this a few times but my love for old colorful towns is endless. I could use months just walking around Tallinn and exploring all the small alleys and photographing every cure house I can find. This visit wasn’t exception to my previous one… I may have too many photos of random buildings!

Tallinn's old town and Christmas

There was a lot of people doing last moment Christmas shopping and running around hurriedly. I had meant to buy some presents too but ended up just buying shirt for myself. Well at least I bought something unlike my sister who didn’t got anything (this is unexpected because usually she is the shopper and I just get dragged along…)

Tallinn's Christmas Market

To tell the truth I was quite disappointed to the Tallinn’s Christmas market. It was beautiful, there was many happy looking people and all the bright lights charmed me. However it was smaller than I had excepted and after visiting a few Finnish Christmas markets this year I admit liking them more. Even if I didn’t like it that much I recommend one Christmas market visit per year for everyone! Just to get some Christmas spirit.

Tallinn's Christmas Market Train

I still have a lot of things to learn about photographing in darkness. But I’m happy enough with this photo so that means I’m getting better! My photo editing skills are also upgrading and that may have something to do with my sister showing me new editing apps. (She is the creative artist photographer of us). We had a few hours of nothing to do on our way to and back from Tallinn so she taught me many new things (like how to remove unwanted objects from photos.)

Tallinn's Christmas Market

Even if I didn’t buy anything from the Tallinn’s Christmas market walking around it was cozy. A lot of cute stuff and presents everywhere! I only have this photo from the market because I’m still too embarrassed to photograph things like this. Especially when the vendors are looking you angrily when you only take photos and don’t buy anything.

Tallinn's Old Town Quote

“Save The Camera Honey. Enjoy The View.”

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Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄 #christmas

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How is your Christmas celebrations going? I hope everyone is doing well and having fun with their loved ones!
With love,

Viivi Severina


27 thoughts on “Photo Diary: Tallinn’s Christmas Market

  1. Looks like a charming place with good atmosphere. Your sister is teaching you well. I know for Microsoft Photos, the Re-touch function removes unwanted marks or objects.

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    1. Yeah, I would never learn things like that without her. She taught me to remove the unwanted objects with Snapseed -app that I can get to my iphone. Easy to use for my Instagram photos. Thanks for commenting!


  2. I love visiting Christmas Markets but I rarely buy anything! It was great seeing your photos as this year I didn’t have the chance to visit the Tallinn Xmas Market – I do usually every year. Happy Holidays Viivi!

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    1. For me visiting Christmas Markets are about experiencing something different and Christmas feeling. So I didn’t buy anything from the market either. Happy Holidays for you too Suvi! 🙂

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  3. I live in Florida and it gave me the feeling of walking around on a cold December morning right before Christmas. Great pictures

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  4. Lovely post! Tallinn is 110% on my must-visit list. It was interesting reading about your Christmas Market experience – I’m obsessed with them – and hear that you really liked Finland’s. Any that you would recommend? I visited a few in Germany and Sweden this year and thought they were incredible.

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    1. Thank you! Visiting Christmas market in German has been on my bucket list for the longest time. It must have been cool experience. In Finland I recommend going to Helsinki’s market, it’s my favorite.

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