Best things to do in Riga December 2017

Riga | Latvia | Events | Sport | Art | Night Life

Posted: 01/12/2017

In December Riga really took care of a wide range of events ranging from sports and nightlife to Christmas markets and various traditional events. For sport lovers we offer some Dinamo Riga hockey games and Fight show. If you want to enjoy a nightlife in Riga, we offer you to visit one of the best nightclubs, were parties are guaranteed: Club "Coyote Fly", “Studio 69”, "First Mir/ FIRST МИР". A multi- functional hall “Arena Riga” arranged several good concerts of Sarah Brightman, LP, David Garrett, Mumiy troll and Alphaville. December ir celebrated all around the Riga with Latvian traditions, Christmas fairs and even Santa's charity race. Join us!

HOCKEY

In December you have great opportunity to see three games of a professional ice hockey team based in Latvia. Dinamo Riga games in December: DINAMO RIGA VS Slovan Bratislava, DINAMO RIGA VS CSKA Moscow and DINAMO RIGA VS Vityaz (Moscow Region). If you are sports fan, than there's nothing quite like the rush of seeing sports team pull off a win at the last second. Watching live sports is breathtaking adventure, every hockey fan in the Latvia knows it. Speaks that Latvians are the best hockey fans in the world, join them and you will see!

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December 2017 Dinamo Riga hockey games shedule:

3rd December at 17:00 DINAMO RIGA VS Slovan Bratislava
5th December at 19:30 DINAMO RIGA VS CSKA Moscow
11th December at 19:30 DINAMO RIGA VS Avtomobilist Ekaterinbourg
21th November at 19:30 DDINAMO RIGA VS Vityaz (Moscow Region)

MMA Fight Championship KOK WORLD GP 2017

This December, two tournaments will take place in “Arena Riga”, for the first time in the fight show: the famous and international “MMA BUSHIDO” , and the “KOK'52. WORLD GP FINAL 2017 IN RIGA “. “KOK” is always been loved by audience. In the first half of the evening, in the battle of MMA Bushido you will see the best MMA wrestlers in Latvia - Danik Vasnenok, Hasan Mezhiev and others. They will fight against the world's strongest fighters. During the “KOK'52 WORLD GP FINAL 2017 IN RIGA” will be won the worlds champion title of “KOK” in weight class below 85 kg. This will be the continuation for the October fight. In addition, the strongest Latvian representatives of martial arts will perform in the tournament super wrestling: Zaurs Javadov, Vyacheslav Male, Kristaps Bulmeistra, Raimonds Aukštikalnis, etc. For fights are selected opponents from all around the world.

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MMA Fight Championship KOK WORLD GP 2017 finals in Medium Weight Category

2nd December at 19:00 (Entrance from 18:00)
Price from 15.60 € to 50.60 €
Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Riga Night Life

Riga nightclub "Coyote Fly"

Already on December 2 this year, Johnie Walker presents the performance of legendary and world-renowned Italian DJ and producer ALEX GAUDINO. Energetic and successful recordings such as "I'm in love", "I Do not Want to Dance", "Destination" have gained a wide range of listeners and big success in club music. Get ready for an impressive stage show and the best club music hits with Alex Gaudino in Coyote Fly – one of the best night clubs in Riga.

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ALEX GAUDINO

2nd December at 23:59 (Entrance from 23:00)

Price from 5.00 € to 15.00 €

Red Fox Tours can help you with table booking and include Coyote Fly VIP nightclub as a part from Riga Pub Crawl.

Local Night Club “Autentika”

Night club “Autentika” invites you to a couple of crazy parties this December. This time “Autentika” will focus on Solar System. They promise to look closer at "Saturn" and "Neptune". Planets are cold, so Planetarium will heat them up! You will hear some Psychedelic Trance, Dark Psy, Full On, Hi-Tech, Drum&Bass, Neurofunk, Dark Psy and more. Two more quests of december in “Autentika” is Anatoly Kashpirovsky - Russian psychotherapist (originally from Ukrainian), hypnotist and a controversial psychic healer. He has recently returned to mass healing in Russia. And Allan Chumak - Russian faith healer. When he appeared on television, his fans would hold jars of water next to their televisions in the hope that the water would be able to cure disease. Musical accompaniment: drum n bass, ebm, experimental, industrial, techno, deep house, house, lo-fi, minimal. And of coure, New Years Eve!

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PLANETARIUM: SolarSystem @Autentika / 18+ Age limit / Face control

1st December at 22:00

Entrance: 5 €

Tickets available: On the day
Event Location (Google Maps Link)
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RASOLS @ AUTENTIKA / 21+ Age limit / Face control

9th December at 22:00

Entrance: 5 €

Tickets available: On the day
Event Location (Google Maps Link)
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BAD ASS NEW YEARS EVE 2018

31st December at 22:00

Entrance: 5 € VIP Ticket (inclueds welcome drink, snakcs & candy an entrance to the secret lounge )

VIP tickets available only at Bad Boy Pancakes & Autentika.
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Riga Night Club "First Mir/ FIRST МИР"

The nightclub "First Mir/ FIRST МИР" offers an impressive New Year's welcome with the Latvian groups “Musiqq” and “Bermuda divsturis”. Duet “Bermuda divsturis” is a Latvian humorous rap duet created in 2011. Also - for the first time in Latvia in Night Club "First Mir" - BLACK STAR - SKRUDŽI / СКРУДЖИ. He is one of the most unique and promising artists of the musical label Black Star, he signed a contract with the label after winning the casting of Young Blood in 2015. His collaboration with Kristina Si "The Secret" scored about 12 million views on YouTube.

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BLACK STAR - SKRUDŽI / СКРУДЖИ

15th December at 23:59

Price from 15.00 € to 20.00 €

Tickets available: HERE
Red Fox Tours can help you with table booking and include First Mir VIP nightclub as a part from Riga Pub Crawl.
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NEW YEAR'S EVE with Musiqq and Bermuda Divsturis

31st December at 23:00

Tickets at the entrance

Red Fox Tours can help you with table booking and include First Mir VIP nightclub as a part from Riga Pub Crawl.

Music/Concerts

ROYAL CHRISTMAS GALA. SARAH BRIGHTMAN, GREGORIAN plus SPECIAL GUESTS and THE ROYAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

In November in "Arena Riga" will perform the legendary Finnish group "Apocalyptica", which virtually combines heavy music with the sound of classical instruments. At the concert, musicians will perform a program that made them famous 20 years ago - "Apocalyptica plays Metallica by four cellos". The viewers will be surprised by a new, neatly thought-out live show and fantastic performance.

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ROYAL CHRISTMAS GALA

1st December at 20:00 (Entrance from 18:30)

Price from 55.60 € to 200.60 €

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Laura Pergolizzi

On 7th December, in the Arena of Riga will perform one of the most original contemporary pop artists Laura Pergolizzi, known more widely under the pseudonym LP. The self-made mega hit “Lost On You” was watched almost 150 million times in the YouTube site. This hit brought the singer to the world, but there are a good number of other wonderful compositions from 4 full-length albums such as Tokyo Sunrise, Into The Wild, Tightrope, Muddy Waters , Someday, Other People, Strange, Do not Let Me Down, Night Like This and many more. This will be the first performance of the talented artist in Latvia! You ar welcome!

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Laura Pergolizzi

7th December at 19:30 (Entrance from 18:30)

Price from 35.60 € to 149.60 €

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

DAVID GARRETT AND HIS BAND - EXPLOSIVE LIVE 2017

Someone said about David Garrett: “He's the long-haired violin virtuoso that blurred the lines between Mozart and Metallica”. And this year David Garrett first time is performing in the Baltics, in Latvia with tour “EXPLOSIVE – LIVE”. His tour started in November 2016 and is set to beat even his previous, superbly successful programs – with no end in sight. Best rock hits: “Purple Rain” or “They Don’t Care About Us” and world-famous pop hits:“Viva la vida”, “Furious” and “Explosive”.

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DAVID GARRETT

8th December at 20:00 (Entrance from 18:00)

Price from 39.60 € to 119.60 €

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

ALPHAVILLE

The Sintpop group "Alphaville" is one of the most successful German musical associations of the eighties - the very first single "Big in Japan" has brought worldwide fame and success. They were further strengthened by “Sounds Like a Melody”, “Forever Young”, “Jet Set” and “Dance With Me”. During the later years of his career, Alphaville turned to more sophisticated musical structures and, in total, released 6 albums, the last of which was released in 2010. Currently, the band continues to lead under the guidance of Mariana Golda. These legendary German romantics, are one of the few New Wave heroes, they have not lost their energy or sound quality.

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ALPHAVILLE

29th December at 19:30 (Entrance from 18:15)

Price from 25.60 € to 70.60€

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Other Activities

FAIR AT KALNCIEMS DISTRICT

Every Saturday in the Fair at Kalnciema district you can buy benefits, that are home-grown by Latvian peasants and unique products of local craftsmen. Children are welcome to participate in free creative workshops and have fun in a colorful carousel. The markets are thematically tailored to the seasonal festivals, as well as concerts, exhibitions, open-air performances, and more activities. In addition, guest at the Kalnciema district always will get something really tasty to eat, no one stays with an empty stomach. Also you can buy various interesting things made by locals craftsmen and rattles - glassware, design items, jewelry and other things for household decor are available on the market.

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FAIR AT KALNCIEMS DISTRICT

2nd December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market, Silver jewelry workshop.
9th and 10th December from 10.00 to 16.00 -00 - Farmers and Artistan Market
16th and 17th December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market, Silver Ring Workshop
23rd and 24th December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market
30 and 31st December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Christmas tree sprout 2017

The first Christmas tree was decorated in Riga some 500 years ago. In honor of this event, Riga annually becomes the capital of Christmas trees. Thousands of creative art objects are exhibited throughout the city. These modern trees impress with the originality of the ideas and the variety of materials used, from light installations to the use of wood, glass, brick and heat. Exhibitions of the festival are the most prominent works of professional artists, students of the Latvian Academy of Art and creative industries. Environmental objects can be seen in their glory in the evenings, at the same time as the city lights up.

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Christmas tree sprout 2017

8th December to 14th January
Place: Riga Castle(Google Maps Link of Location)
Place: House of Blackheads (Google Maps Link of Location)
Place: Latvian National Museum of Art (Google Maps Link of Location)

Winter Solstice

When the shortest day and the longest night comes, the Winter Solstice has arrived with lots of latvian traditions. In the old days, to avoid darkness, cold and last year's failures, bad deeds and thoughts latvians made some interesting traditions that you will see if you will come to Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum at Winter Solstice. The fire symbolizes the beginning of a new solar year and the sun, which was very important to the peasants in old days. Also you can`t miss all the other activieties - future fortune telling, joy and play. Also christmas market.

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Winter Solstice

17th December at 13:00 to 17:00

Price from 0.70 € to 2.00€ (at the entrance)

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Riga Christmas Fair on Līvu Square

In the light of the multifaceted lanterns, Latvian craftsmen and artists will offer their artworks. Jewelry, Christmas tree decorations, woodwork, knitted socks and ceramics - here you can truly combine romantic walks with gift buying. But when the nose is cold and the stomach is empty, it's time for a hot drink, a honey cake and good Christmas music. Fair will also be enjoyable for children - various surprises, Santa Claus, dwarves, the opportunity to sing, count poems and receive gifts. The Fair has been pleasing Riga residents and city guests for several years. This year, it will experience change - a new visual presentation.

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Riga Christmas Fair on Līvu Square

24th November – 7th January from 10:00 to 20:00

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Old Riga Christmas Market

The charming aroma of roasted almonds and hot wine, shiny gingerbreads and Latvian craftsmanship - The Old Riga Christmas Market is one of the safest signs that Christmas will be there right away. Visitors will be able to find their Christmas miracle every day - there will be concerts, a creative workshop and Santa on the spot! Favourite cold weather snacks - hot wine and gingerbread, roasted almonds and delicious smokes, of course, Christmas teas and coffee will delight each gourmet. By purchasing delicacies and crafts in the Dome Square market, visitors will be able to get acquainted with the traditions of different regions of Latvia.

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Old Riga Christmas Market

2nd December – 7th January from 10:00 to 20:00

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

New Year's Eve 2018 Fireworks and Celebration in Riga

Locals and city guests are welcome to the New Year's welcome event by the riverside at 11. Novembra krastmala. The event's visitors will enjoy a specially prepared cultural program with musicians, popular groups and DJ performances, observe festive fireworks and celebrate New Year with their friends and family. For a more cozy holiday atmosphere, visitors of the event will be able to warm up to live fire objects and purchase traditional foods and drinks.

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New Year's Eve 2018 in Riga

31st December from 22:00 to 02:00

On 18th November public transport in Riga is free of charge!

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

HOCKEY

In December you have great opportunity to see three games of a professional ice hockey team based in Latvia. Dinamo Riga games in December: DINAMO RIGA VS Slovan Bratislava, DINAMO RIGA VS CSKA Moscow and DINAMO RIGA VS Vityaz (Moscow Region). If you are sports fan, than there's nothing quite like the rush of seeing sports team pull off a win at the last second. Watching live sports is breathtaking adventure, every hockey fan in the Latvia knows it. Speaks that Latvians are the best hockey fans in the world, join them and you will see!

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December 2017 Dinamo Riga hockey games shedule:

3rd December at 17:00 DINAMO RIGA VS Slovan Bratislava
5th December at 19:30 DINAMO RIGA VS CSKA Moscow
11th December at 19:30 DINAMO RIGA VS Avtomobilist Ekaterinbourg
21th November at 19:30 DDINAMO RIGA VS Vityaz (Moscow Region)

MMA Fight Championship KOK WORLD GP 2017

This December, two tournaments will take place in “Arena Riga”, for the first time in the fight show: the famous and international “MMA BUSHIDO” , and the “KOK'52. WORLD GP FINAL 2017 IN RIGA “. “KOK” is always been loved by audience. In the first half of the evening, in the battle of MMA Bushido you will see the best MMA wrestlers in Latvia - Danik Vasnenok, Hasan Mezhiev and others. They will fight against the world's strongest fighters. During the “KOK'52 WORLD GP FINAL 2017 IN RIGA” will be won the worlds champion title of “KOK” in weight class below 85 kg. This will be the continuation for the October fight. In addition, the strongest Latvian representatives of martial arts will perform in the tournament super wrestling: Zaurs Javadov, Vyacheslav Male, Kristaps Bulmeistra, Raimonds Aukštikalnis, etc. For fights are selected opponents from all around the world.

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MMA Fight Championship KOK WORLD GP 2017 finals in Medium Weight Category

2nd December at 19:00 (Entrance from 18:00)
Price from 15.60 € to 50.60 €
Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Riga Night Life

Riga nightclub "Coyote Fly"

Already on December 2 this year, Johnie Walker presents the performance of legendary and world-renowned Italian DJ and producer ALEX GAUDINO. Energetic and successful recordings such as "I'm in love", "I Do not Want to Dance", "Destination" have gained a wide range of listeners and big success in club music. Get ready for an impressive stage show and the best club music hits with Alex Gaudino in Coyote Fly – one of the best night clubs in Riga.

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ALEX GAUDINO

2nd December at 23:59 (Entrance from 23:00)

Price from 5.00 € to 15.00 €

Red Fox Tours can help you with table booking and include Coyote Fly VIP nightclub as a part from Riga Pub Crawl.

Local Night Club “Autentika”

Night club “Autentika” invites you to a couple of crazy parties this December. This time “Autentika” will focus on Solar System. They promise to look closer at "Saturn" and "Neptune". Planets are cold, so Planetarium will heat them up! You will hear some Psychedelic Trance, Dark Psy, Full On, Hi-Tech, Drum&Bass, Neurofunk, Dark Psy and more. Two more quests of december in “Autentika” is Anatoly Kashpirovsky - Russian psychotherapist (originally from Ukrainian), hypnotist and a controversial psychic healer. He has recently returned to mass healing in Russia. And Allan Chumak - Russian faith healer. When he appeared on television, his fans would hold jars of water next to their televisions in the hope that the water would be able to cure disease. Musical accompaniment: drum n bass, ebm, experimental, industrial, techno, deep house, house, lo-fi, minimal. And of coure, New Years Eve!

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PLANETARIUM: SolarSystem @Autentika / 18+ Age limit / Face control

1st December at 22:00

Entrance: 5 €

Tickets available: On the day
Event Location (Google Maps Link)
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RASOLS @ AUTENTIKA / 21+ Age limit / Face control

9th December at 22:00

Entrance: 5 €

Tickets available: On the day
Event Location (Google Maps Link)
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BAD ASS NEW YEARS EVE 2018

31st December at 22:00

Entrance: 5 € VIP Ticket (inclueds welcome drink, snakcs & candy an entrance to the secret lounge )

VIP tickets available only at Bad Boy Pancakes & Autentika.
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Riga Night Club "First Mir/ FIRST МИР"

The nightclub "First Mir/ FIRST МИР" offers an impressive New Year's welcome with the Latvian groups “Musiqq” and “Bermuda divsturis”. Duet “Bermuda divsturis” is a Latvian humorous rap duet created in 2011. Also - for the first time in Latvia in Night Club "First Mir" - BLACK STAR - SKRUDŽI / СКРУДЖИ. He is one of the most unique and promising artists of the musical label Black Star, he signed a contract with the label after winning the casting of Young Blood in 2015. His collaboration with Kristina Si "The Secret" scored about 12 million views on YouTube.

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BLACK STAR - SKRUDŽI / СКРУДЖИ

15th December at 23:59

Price from 15.00 € to 20.00 €

Tickets available: HERE
Red Fox Tours can help you with table booking and include First Mir VIP nightclub as a part from Riga Pub Crawl.
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NEW YEAR'S EVE with Musiqq and Bermuda Divsturis

31st December at 23:00

Tickets at the entrance

Red Fox Tours can help you with table booking and include First Mir VIP nightclub as a part from Riga Pub Crawl.

Music/Concerts

ROYAL CHRISTMAS GALA. SARAH BRIGHTMAN, GREGORIAN plus SPECIAL GUESTS and THE ROYAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

In November in "Arena Riga" will perform the legendary Finnish group "Apocalyptica", which virtually combines heavy music with the sound of classical instruments. At the concert, musicians will perform a program that made them famous 20 years ago - "Apocalyptica plays Metallica by four cellos". The viewers will be surprised by a new, neatly thought-out live show and fantastic performance.

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ROYAL CHRISTMAS GALA

1st December at 20:00 (Entrance from 18:30)

Price from 55.60 € to 200.60 €

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Laura Pergolizzi

On 7th December, in the Arena of Riga will perform one of the most original contemporary pop artists Laura Pergolizzi, known more widely under the pseudonym LP. The self-made mega hit “Lost On You” was watched almost 150 million times in the YouTube site. This hit brought the singer to the world, but there are a good number of other wonderful compositions from 4 full-length albums such as Tokyo Sunrise, Into The Wild, Tightrope, Muddy Waters , Someday, Other People, Strange, Do not Let Me Down, Night Like This and many more. This will be the first performance of the talented artist in Latvia! You ar welcome!

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Laura Pergolizzi

7th December at 19:30 (Entrance from 18:30)

Price from 35.60 € to 149.60 €

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

DAVID GARRETT AND HIS BAND - EXPLOSIVE LIVE 2017

Someone said about David Garrett: “He's the long-haired violin virtuoso that blurred the lines between Mozart and Metallica”. And this year David Garrett first time is performing in the Baltics, in Latvia with tour “EXPLOSIVE – LIVE”. His tour started in November 2016 and is set to beat even his previous, superbly successful programs – with no end in sight. Best rock hits: “Purple Rain” or “They Don’t Care About Us” and world-famous pop hits:“Viva la vida”, “Furious” and “Explosive”.

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DAVID GARRETT

8th December at 20:00 (Entrance from 18:00)

Price from 39.60 € to 119.60 €

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

ALPHAVILLE

The Sintpop group "Alphaville" is one of the most successful German musical associations of the eighties - the very first single "Big in Japan" has brought worldwide fame and success. They were further strengthened by “Sounds Like a Melody”, “Forever Young”, “Jet Set” and “Dance With Me”. During the later years of his career, Alphaville turned to more sophisticated musical structures and, in total, released 6 albums, the last of which was released in 2010. Currently, the band continues to lead under the guidance of Mariana Golda. These legendary German romantics, are one of the few New Wave heroes, they have not lost their energy or sound quality.

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ALPHAVILLE

29th December at 19:30 (Entrance from 18:15)

Price from 25.60 € to 70.60€

Tickets available: HERE
Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Other Activities

FAIR AT KALNCIEMS DISTRICT

Every Saturday in the Fair at Kalnciema district you can buy benefits, that are home-grown by Latvian peasants and unique products of local craftsmen. Children are welcome to participate in free creative workshops and have fun in a colorful carousel. The markets are thematically tailored to the seasonal festivals, as well as concerts, exhibitions, open-air performances, and more activities. In addition, guest at the Kalnciema district always will get something really tasty to eat, no one stays with an empty stomach. Also you can buy various interesting things made by locals craftsmen and rattles - glassware, design items, jewelry and other things for household decor are available on the market.

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FAIR AT KALNCIEMS DISTRICT

2nd December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market, Silver jewelry workshop.
9th and 10th December from 10.00 to 16.00 -00 - Farmers and Artistan Market
16th and 17th December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market, Silver Ring Workshop
23rd and 24th December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market
30 and 31st December from 10.00 to 16.00 - Farmers and Artistan Market

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Christmas tree sprout 2017

The first Christmas tree was decorated in Riga some 500 years ago. In honor of this event, Riga annually becomes the capital of Christmas trees. Thousands of creative art objects are exhibited throughout the city. These modern trees impress with the originality of the ideas and the variety of materials used, from light installations to the use of wood, glass, brick and heat. Exhibitions of the festival are the most prominent works of professional artists, students of the Latvian Academy of Art and creative industries. Environmental objects can be seen in their glory in the evenings, at the same time as the city lights up.

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Christmas tree sprout 2017

8th December to 14th January
Place: Riga Castle(Google Maps Link of Location)
Place: House of Blackheads (Google Maps Link of Location)
Place: Latvian National Museum of Art (Google Maps Link of Location)

Winter Solstice

When the shortest day and the longest night comes, the Winter Solstice has arrived with lots of latvian traditions. In the old days, to avoid darkness, cold and last year's failures, bad deeds and thoughts latvians made some interesting traditions that you will see if you will come to Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum at Winter Solstice. The fire symbolizes the beginning of a new solar year and the sun, which was very important to the peasants in old days. Also you can`t miss all the other activieties - future fortune telling, joy and play. Also christmas market.

riga party events night life clubs pubs pub crawl ice hockey

Winter Solstice

17th December at 13:00 to 17:00

Price from 0.70 € to 2.00€ (at the entrance)

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Riga Christmas Fair on Līvu Square

In the light of the multifaceted lanterns, Latvian craftsmen and artists will offer their artworks. Jewelry, Christmas tree decorations, woodwork, knitted socks and ceramics - here you can truly combine romantic walks with gift buying. But when the nose is cold and the stomach is empty, it's time for a hot drink, a honey cake and good Christmas music. Fair will also be enjoyable for children - various surprises, Santa Claus, dwarves, the opportunity to sing, count poems and receive gifts. The Fair has been pleasing Riga residents and city guests for several years. This year, it will experience change - a new visual presentation.

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Riga Christmas Fair on Līvu Square

24th November – 7th January from 10:00 to 20:00

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

Old Riga Christmas Market

The charming aroma of roasted almonds and hot wine, shiny gingerbreads and Latvian craftsmanship - The Old Riga Christmas Market is one of the safest signs that Christmas will be there right away. Visitors will be able to find their Christmas miracle every day - there will be concerts, a creative workshop and Santa on the spot! Favourite cold weather snacks - hot wine and gingerbread, roasted almonds and delicious smokes, of course, Christmas teas and coffee will delight each gourmet. By purchasing delicacies and crafts in the Dome Square market, visitors will be able to get acquainted with the traditions of different regions of Latvia.

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Old Riga Christmas Market

2nd December – 7th January from 10:00 to 20:00

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)

New Year's Eve 2018 Fireworks and Celebration in Riga

Locals and city guests are welcome to the New Year's welcome event by the riverside at 11. Novembra krastmala. The event's visitors will enjoy a specially prepared cultural program with musicians, popular groups and DJ performances, observe festive fireworks and celebrate New Year with their friends and family. For a more cozy holiday atmosphere, visitors of the event will be able to warm up to live fire objects and purchase traditional foods and drinks.

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New Year's Eve 2018 in Riga

31st December from 22:00 to 02:00

On 18th November public transport in Riga is free of charge!

Free entrance

Event Location (Google Maps Link)