In the face of the pandemic: Vilnius Christmas Town has moved online
24 days left till Christmas. It is a high time to safely buy gifts without leaving home – there are nearly 200 e-shops waiting in the online Christmas Town of Vilnius ready to make various Christmas wishes come true. And no town would be a real Christmas town without a Christmas tree. Thus modern 3D technologies have been used help people to visit the tree: virtual tours not only allow to walk around the Christmas tree of Vilnius in the Cathedral Square, which was named the most beautiful Christmas tree in Europe, but also to explore the interior of the installation, which is just as impressive. The online Christmas town and the virtual tour are available online at www.kaledossostineje.lt.
A convenient space for participants from different corners of Lithuania was created free of charge. Starting 1 December, craftsmen can present their works which they created during the year for the holiday season and offer to buy original, mostly handmade gifts. 7 special huts of the online Christmas town, which are a tradition of the usual Vilnius Christmas town when they are arranged around the Christmas tree, welcome visitors in the colourful online Christmas town, which is the largest in the entire Baltic region. They will help visitors to conveniently choose gifts depending on what they want.
There are almost 200 different craftsmen, entrepreneurs, farmers, artists and creators in the online Christmas town offering on their online stores fancy, warm, sweet, gourmet, fragrant, interesting and fun gifts for every taste.
“This is our first time at a Christmas fair and another little miracle in our life, which my wife, children and good friends have contributed to. I am very grateful to them and I look forward to sharing my oak products, which will be creating a new story in homes of buyers”, – Giedrius Juodis, the craftsman of OAK & Coziness from Utena talked excitedly about the opportunity to take part in the virtual Christmas fair.
“Trading online and staying visible in the entire Lithuanian market is difficult, because there are a lot of creative people. You have to stand out, to be unique. The opportunity to be a part of the online Christmas town is a challenge full of new emotions,” says Irena Trusienė from “Stiliaus Pakopos”, who sells handmade genuine leather and stone jewellery online for the second consecutive year.
A variety of offers is really exciting: handmade jewellery made of silk, ceramics, amber and natural stones, personalized jewellery made of gold and silver, traditional Christmas-scented Advent wreaths, personalized Christmas tree toys, hand-knitted patterned socks, fur-trimmed felt coats, caramel lollipops and gingerbread, cakes, jams and honey, gourmet spices and exotic dried crickets, scented candles, oils, natural cosmetics, games and puzzles for children, vinyl records and instruments for music fans. Let alone plenty of unique works of wood, textile, paper, porcelain and ceramics.
Each visitor is definitely very welcome at the online Christmas town, where they will receive a warm greeting and a safe service.
The virtual online Christmas town will be open from 1 December 2020 till the very end of the holiday season on 7 January 2021.
Let’s stay at home, protect ourselves and those around us, and welcome Christmas healthy!
For more information about “Christmas in the capital”, see www.kaledossostineje.lt