Things to do during Black Nights in Estonia

Last updated 26.10.2016

Things to do during Black Nights in Estonia

Source: Toomas Volmer

Every year in November Tallinn transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland with beautiful lights and a lovely Christmas market at the centre of UNESCO heritage Old Town. This is also the time when the most influential film festival in Northern Europe takes place – the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, with a subprogramme in Tartu. A member of the so-called A-category film festivals, Tallinn Black Nights is a colourful celebration of world cinema and a vibrant meeting point for world’s film industry. Following covers things to see and do in Tallinn and Tartu while enjoying the festival.

Black Night Film Festival programmes

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is one of the largest and most distinctive film events in Northern Europe and belongs to the 15 leading film festivals of the world. The festival embraces a cluster of events, accommodating three full-blown sub-festivals (Animated Dreams, Just Film, Sleepwalkers) as well as international industry events bringing together filmmakers from all over the world.

Seasonal cuisine

It's time for tasty, healthy vegetables this season. The summer has been spent harvesting to enjoy preserves of pumpkin, mushrooms and other vegetables. Pop into some of the top restaurants in Tallinn and Tartu to experience the inventiveness of local chefs.


Tallinn old town is a real gem for history and architecture enthusiasts, but did you know Estonia has landmarks from every era of the regional history? Below are some of the most interesting sightseeing spots in Tallinn and Tartu.


Looking for top quality Nordic design that doesn't break your budget? Estonia once again ticks the box. Here you can find minimalist jewelry, clothes and interior design products, as well as colourful mittens and traditional patterns.


When finished taking in the fresh, crisp November air, it's time to pamper your joints and muscles. Here are some of the more popular spas to visit, from local sauna experience to indulgent spa pools and treatments.

Last updated 26.10.2016
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