Should you be planning on being in Lithuania's capital this New
Year, be sure to pack your walking shoes for exploring this medieval
city. The Old Town is a great place to start, with its varied
architecture that reaches back centuries, churches, cobbled streets
with cafes, restaurants, boutique shops and a quaint charm, coupled
with the beautiful Christmas decorations will be a visual treat for
For book lovers, walk along Literatų gatvė to take in the wall mounted artwork that has been dedicated to many famous authors and poets over the years.
Take time to see some of Vilnius beautiful churches, the architecture of the buildings themselves are stunning, including: St. Anne's Church, Bernardinu Baznycia), Sts. Peter & Paul's Church and the cathedral Arkikatedra Bazilika, which are just a few!
There is a big Christmas village set up throughout December in Cathedral Square with a big Christmas tree to get you in the festive mood, there is a market with many stalls to peruse and while you are there, nibble on a spurga (mini donut) and enjoy a glass or two of mulled wine karstas vynas.
Don't miss the huge Vilnius TV Tower Christmas tree, the 326.5m high tower is transformed in to the city’s largest Christmas tree!
Vilnius New Years Eve is something to behold. Head to the
Cathedral Square or Town Hall Square where most people gather for
the countdown into the New Year and the fireworks display that will
light up the sky from Cathedral Square.
Other focal points for New Years Eve include Vingis Park and Kalnu Park or stroll along the Neris River and relax into the new year. If you are planning on dining out or going to a bar, then make your reservations as soon as you can, many are ticket only events, so check with the venue you hope to attend.
Dining out in Vilnius is a culinary treat, so try out some of these fantastic restaurants during your stay:
There is a live webcam feed of Cathedral Square
New Year is fast approaching so book your accommodation in plenty
of time, Vilnius has a multitude of wonderful hotels to choose from:
Comfort Hotel LT Rock'N'Roll Vilnius
Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.