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How Do You Imagine Warm Christmas?

Meetings with beloved ones, loud laughter, going for a walk in the city, conversations until the morning, cosy hugs and a cup of hot cocoa in your hands – sometimes we forget that such moments create heaven on earth.

Everyone imagines them differently, but the most important thing is that they provide us with a sense of relief and peace reminding us of lying in the meadow in summer and watching butterflies fly above us.

This year, we will celebrate the most beautiful winter holiday in a mysterious, colourful and warm oasis because the true Christmas fairy tale is as warm and cosy as the holiday season itself.

Working Hours of the Christmas Town in the Town Hall Square:
From 1 December 2021 To 6 January 2022
Mon-Fri from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Sat-Sun from 12:00 to 8:00 PM
* Of course, the most beautiful Christmas tree in the Town Hall will be waiting for you round the clock.

Events

Throughout December, Kaunas city institutions will host free events for both residents and guests of the city!

They will include a variety of educational activities, concerts, exhibitions, performances and other engaging and festive activities. Take your time and make the most of the last moments of 2021 by gaining high-quality, memorable, and joyful experiences.

ON 27 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 5:30 PM LIGHTING CEREMONY OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE

This year, viewers will be able to watch the concert related to the lighting of the main city Christmas tree on TV3 television channel while relaxing at home comfortably and warmly. During the event, a Christmas fairy tale about a wonderful warm oasis with spectacular emerald greenery, flying butterflies, and an everlasting summer will be told, reminding a paradise garden full of festive Christmas spirit.

ON 30 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 10:00 AM OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “NEW IN MUSEUM: TAKING A PHOTO WITH A CHRISTMAS TREE”

A photograph of former President of the Republic Kazys Grinius standing next to a Christmas tree taken in 1938 will be displayed in the lobby of Kaunas Town Hall of Kaunas City Museum (Town Hall 15) . We would like to invite you to become co-authors of this exhibition by sharing personal photos of yourself or other Kaunas residents standing next to the city Christmas trees or spruces taken before 2000. Please send your photos to: eksponatas@kaunomuziejus.lt. More information can be found at kaunomuziejus.lt

ON 8 DECEMBER 2021 AT 6:00 PM CHRISTMAS SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP

Mikas and Kipras Petrauskai House (K. Petrausko str. 31) of Kaunas City Museum invites you to a Christmas soap making workshop where you will be able to make a bar of Christmas-scented soap and learn about the history of Petrauskai family. Participation is free of charge, but please register in advance by phone +370 696 75737 or e-mail: mkp.kasa@kaunomuziejus.lt.

ON 8 DECEMBER 2021 AT 4:00 PM THIRD BIRTHDAY OF TOY LIBRARY

Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Public Library (Raseinių str. 26) will host a Christmas toy workshop for families. Guests will also be able to participate in Sherlock Holmes escape room and a board game area; meanwhile, each visitor will receive a sweet surprise. It is necessary to register to the birthday of Toy Library in advance by phone (+370 37) 22 56 47 or e-mail kuzmickis@kaunas.mvb.lt. More information can be found at kaunas.mvb.lt

ON 9 DECEMBER 2021 AT 3:00 PM CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING AND DECORATING WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS

At Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Public Library "Šaltinis" (Raudondvario str. 230) you will be able to make festive decorations for your home and spend a pleasant afternoon at the event. Please register by phone (+370 37) 36 36 40 or e-mail: saltinis@kaunas.mvb.lt. More information can be found at kaunas.mvb.lt

A traditional Advent concert "Outside the Woods". It will take place in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Vytautas the Great) (Aleksoto str. 3). More information: ktkc.lt

ON 10 DECEMBER 2021 AT 4:00 PM CONCERT “LIGHTING UP THE ADVENT LIGHT”

Concert “Lighting up the Advent Light” performed by Kaunėnai ensemble. Please register by phone (+370 37) 45 24 04 or e-mail: berzelispit@kaunas.mvb.lt. More information can be found at kaunas.mvb.lt  Place: Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Public Library "Berželis" branch (Taikos str. 113B).

FROM 13 TO 18 DECEMBER 2021 CAMPAIGN “A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM CHILDREN“

During this winter campaign, every reader who visits the library will receive a bookmark designed by children from Kaunas kindergarten-school “Tukas”. More information can be found at kaunas.mvb.lt Place: Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Public Library “Dainava” (Savanorių ave. 377-13).

ON 14 DECEMBER 2021 AT 3:00 PM EDUCATIONAL ADVENT WORKSHOP “CANDLE MAKING FROM PURE WAX”

During the workshop, you will be able to make a festive symbol for cosy winter evenings. The workshop will be held by educator Sigita Grigaliūnienė. Please register by phone (+370 37) 45 24 04 or e-mail: berzelispit@kaunas.mvb.lt. More information can be found at kaunas.mvb.lt. Place: Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Public Library "Berželis" (Taikos ave. 113B).

ON 15 DECEMBER 2021 FROM 5:00 PM EVENT “CHRISTMAS IN PETRAUSKAI HOUSE”

Mikas and Kipras Petrauskai House of Kaunas City Museum (K. Petrausko str. 31) will hold an event “Christmas in Petrauskai House”. From 5:00 PM, visitors will be able to create a bar of Christmas-scented soap (participation is free of charge, but please register in advance by phone +370 696 75737 or e-mail: mkp.kasa@kaunomuziejus.lt), and to enjoy a free concert of Christmas music performed by the mixed choir “Kamertonas” from 6:00 PM. More information can be found at kaunomuziejus.lt

ON 15 DECEMBER 2021 AT 6:30 PM ADVENT EVENING WITH FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE “GADULA”

Kaunas Cultural Centre (Vytauto str. 79) will host an evening party where you can listen to Advent-Christmas songs, dance folk dances and play games to make this period of time more meaningful. Guests of the evening: folklore ensemble “Piliarožė” from Raudondvaris Cultural Centre (Conductor Vilius Marma) and folklore ensemble “Goštauta” from Kaunas University of Technology (Conductor Saulius Lipinskas). Free admission with National Certificate (COVID passport).

ON 16 DECEMBER 2021 AT 6:30 PM CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR FAMILIES “WHITE WINTER DREAMS”

A free concert for the visitors will be hosted by the neoclassical dance theatre “Releve” of Kaunas Cultural Centre. Artistic Director and Choreographer – Rasa Butrimavičiūtė. Free admission with National Certificate (COVID passport). Location: Kaunas Cultural Centre (Vytauto str. 79). More information can be found at kaunokulturoscentras.lt

ON 17 DECEMBER 2021 AT 6:00 PM CHRISTMAS CONCERT “EVERY TIME, ‘PATI PRADŽIA’ AGAIN AND AGAIN”

The Folk Music Branch of Kaunas City Museum (L. Zamenhofo str. 12) will host a Christmas concert “Every Time, ‘Pati Pradžia’ Again and Again”. At 6:00 PM, you will also be able to participate in an educational workshop “Advent Gifts” (Lithuanian Lėliu kalėda, kalėda) (participation is free of charge, but please register in advance by phone +370 694 20643 or e-mail: tm.kasa@kaunomuziejus.lt), and at 7:00 PM, all visitors will be able to listen to a free concert of the post-folklore band “Pati pradžia”.

ON 18 DECEMBER 2021 FROM 12:00 PM TO 3:00 PM EVENT “FAMILY DAY IN MUSEUM. CHRISTMAS”

During the event held in the Town Hall ( Town Hall 15) of Kaunas City Museum, families with children will be invited to the workshop where soap and Christmas ornaments will be made. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the Christmas educational activity “The History of Letters”. Participation is free of charge, but please register in advance by phone +370 610 82 503 or e-mail: kasa@kaunomuziejus.lt. More information can be found at kaunomuziejus.lt

ON 18 DECEMBER 2021 AT 4:30 PM Christmas carols in the Town Hall Square

The choirs "Diemedis" and "Te Deum" will present Christmas carols to Kaunas residents and guests in the Town Hall Square (Rotušės Sq. 15). Conductors: Audrius Petrauskas, Vita Paleckienė.

ON 23 DECEMBER 2021 AT 7:30 PM CHRISTMAS CAROLS PERFORMED BY KAUNAS CHAMBER CHOIR “CANTATE DOMINO”

Christmas carols will be sung by the chamber choir "Cantate Domino" of Kaunas Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (also known as the Church of Vytautas the Great) during a cosy and festive concert in the Town Hall Square (Town Hall 15). Conductor: Rolandas Daugėla.

ON 26 DECEMBER 2021 AT 5:00 PM CONCERT “CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE”

Kaunas brass band “Ąžuolynas”, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, cordially invites you to the Christmas concert “Christmas for Everyone”. By combining its creative ideas with national choir “Vilnius”, it will share an hour of Christmas music with the gathered listeners. Conductor: Giedrius Pavilionis. Concert will be held at Kaunas Christ Resurrection Church (Žemaičių str. 31A). More information can be found here.

ON 6 JANUARY 2022 AT 6:30 PM CHORAL MUSIC FESTIVAL “WHILE AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF THE THREE MAGI”

People will be invited to attend the traditional choral music festival to listen to the most beautiful pieces of music by Lithuanian and foreign composers, Christmas carols and most popular opera and operetta choirs. The event will be led by Artistic Director and Conductor Jovita Kulakauskienė, Choirmaster Gintarė Ručinskaitė and Concertmaster Goda Palskytė. Free admission with National Certificate (COVID passport). Location: Kaunas Cultural Centre (Vytauto str. 79). More information can be found at kaunokulturoscentras.lt

ON 6 JANUARY 2022 AT 4:30 PM TO 6 PM Three Kings' Day

Three Kings' Day procession from the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, to Kaunas municipalities. After that from 5:45 p.m. the celebration will move to the Town Hall Square, where will be a theatrical greeting, also music, fire and  pyrotechnic shows. More information ktkc.lt.

Christmas Mail

Send your warmest greetings to your friends and family members!

Throughout the entire holiday season, Christmas Mail will be operating in Town Hall Square, so don’t forget to cheer up your loves ones with Kaunastic greetings when visiting a fabulous Christmas tree.

You will get free postcards at Santa’s residence or in the domes. All you have to do is write a greeting, indicate the recipient’s address, and drop a postcard in the mailbox near Santa’s residence to surprise your loved ones, even those who live in the most remote parts of Lithuania or even in Lapland itself.

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Entertainment

Cosy and engaging activities will help you get into the holiday spirit.

The most curious visitors of the Christmas town in the Town Hall Square will be able to meet Santa Claus who is looking forward to seeing them. In addition, special characters will be walking here on weekends, allowing you to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of festive entertainment until the Epiphany.

SANTA’S RESIDENCE

Entertainment, games and meeting with Santa Claus.

On 28 November 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 3 December 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

On 4 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 5 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 10 December 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

On 11 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 12 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 17 December 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

On 18 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 19 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 25 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

On 26 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

PERFORMANCES OF MIME ARTISTS

Mime artists will walk around Town Hall Square, involving anyone who wants to entertain and play in their performance.

On 4 December 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

On 12 December 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

On 19 December 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

On 25 December 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

On 26 December 2021 from 12:00 to 14:00 PM

PERFORMANCES OF STILT WALKERS

You will have a great opportunity to take a photo with and compare your height to stilt walkers whom you can meet in Town Hall Square.

On 5 December 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

On 11 December 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

On 12 December 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

On 17 December 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE OF A MIRROR COUPLE IN TOWN HALL SQUARE

A mysterious mirror couple will be walking around the Town Hall Square, with whom you can take a photo and talk.

On 28 November 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

On 3 December 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

On 10 December 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

On 18 December 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

On 25 December 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

* Don’t forget to maintain a safe distance. It is also recommended to wear a face mask.