Big Christmas Market to take place in Vērmanes Garden Park in Riga

The Big Christmas Market will be taking place in Riga Vērmanes Garden Park for six days – 17 December – 22 December. More than 75 local craftsmen, designers and artists will be taking part in this festive event, as confirmed by the event’s organiser Maira Ādmine.
At this Christmas market residents and visitors to Riga will be able to purchase all sorts of designer decorations made of silver, amber and sea stones, as well warm clothes accessories, designer clothes for children and adults. Vendors will also offer candles, honey, ceramic goods, ginger bread cookies, bread and toys for children.
The Christmas market will also feature a charity event as well. Its organisers include animal shelter Labās mājas, Citadele bank and coffee company Smart Coffee, as well as organisers of the market itself – My Expo. The goal of this charity event is gathering donations using Citadele Phone Pos mobile app. It is an app that allows for accepting contact-free payments using cards or other payment devices in Android phones or tablet PC. The people who donate money to the animal shelter will be served a hot cup of fine coffee.
The Christmas market will work under green regime – all visitors will be required to present valid Covid-19 vaccination certificates at the entrance.
There will be no Christmas market at Dome Square this year.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and increased epidemiological risks, it was initially decided to not allow any Christmas markets. However, at the end of November the government decided to permit them, but only under green regime.
SIA Vecrīgas Ziemassvētku tirdziņš did receive approval from Riga municipality for the organisation of a Christmas market, but has decided not to because not enough time is left to properly prepare everything.