Tallinn residents are called on to donate their Christmas trees as fodder for blazing sculptures to be lighted at the First Fire Sculpture World Championships, part of the European Capital of Culture 2011 program.
With teams from South Korea, Russia, France, Finland, Sweden and other countries taking part, Tallinners have three chances to witness evergreens going up in smoke. An event featuring fire sculptures by schoolchildren and university students will be held on January 15 in Tallinn's Mustamäe district. On January 16, the semifinals will take place at the Admiralty Pool. The final is on January 22 in the Old Town.
Collection points for the Christmas trees are located in the parking lots of Kristiine and Tähesaju shopping centers and the Rotermann quarter in Tallinn and will be open from January 7 to 10.