Latvia Christmas Markets: A Shopper's Paradise
Experience the Charm of Latvia's Festive Markets
Book Top Experiences and Tours in Latvia:If youʻre booking your trip to Latvia last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- Riga: Private Boat Tour City Canal and Daugava River
- Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour
- Walking Tour of Riga's Beautiful Art Nouveau Architecture
- Riga: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour
- From Tallinn: Private Transfer to Riga with Sightseeing
1. Riga Central Market
Located in the heart of Riga, the Riga Central Market is the largest and most famous of all Christmas markets in Latvia. It offers a wide range of products including handicrafts, local produce, food, and beverages. Don't miss the chance to try traditional Latvian delicacies like gingerbread cookies and mulled wine.
2. Advent Candle Market in Old Town
In the historic district of Riga's Old Town, you'll find the Advent Candle Market. This market is a haven for candle lovers, as it showcases a variety of beautifully crafted, scented candles perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere during the holiday season. Explore the stalls and pick up some unique gifts for your loved ones.
3. Sigulda Castle Christmas Market
Experience the magic of the holiday season at the Sigulda Castle Christmas Market. Set against the backdrop of the majestic castle, this market offers a wide range of traditional Latvian crafts, souvenirs, and locally produced goods. Enjoy the festive atmosphere, indulge in delicious food, and take part in the various cultural activities.
4. Jelgava Christmas Market
Visit the historical city of Jelgava and indulge in the festivities at its charming Christmas market. Wander through the market's stalls, browse through a variety of locally made crafts and traditional food products, and warm up with a cup of steaming hot chocolate or spiced wine.
5. Christmas Market at Rundale Palace
Step back in time and attend the Christmas market held at the magnificent Rundale Palace. The market showcases a variety of charming stalls offering traditional crafts, handmade gifts, and tasty treats. Wander through the palace gardens adorned with festive lights and enjoy the magical ambiance.
6. Dobele Christmas Market
Head to Dobele and experience its enchanting Christmas market. Immerse yourself in the festivities as you wander through the stalls offering a wide variety of locally produced goods, handmade crafts, and tasty treats. Enjoy the performances of local musicians and soak up the joyful atmosphere.
7. Cesis Medieval Castle Christmas Market
Transport yourself to medieval times at the Cesis Medieval Castle Christmas Market. Located within the castle walls, this market offers a unique shopping experience with stalls selling medieval-style crafts, traditional food, and beverages. Enjoy the live performances and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere.