Christmastime in Lithuania

  • 2008-12-15
  • By Michael Durnan
Snow is falling, jingle bells are ringing, and the holiday season is making its presence ever so felt in the Baltics. Nowhere in Vilnius is the holiday spirit more alive than along Pilles Gatve, filled with bundled-up strollers window shopping and taking in the spectacle of the Lithuanian capital's two gargantuan Christmas trees. The first lighting up Cathedral Square, the second a few hundred meters away overlooking the Old Town Hall, linked together by the cobblestone stretch of Pilles. Every year, a few weekends before Christmas, the lighting of the Cathedral Square tree is accompani...
 
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