23.12.2021 - 26.12.2021 / Northen Yard at Narva Castle

Event overview

During the Christmas holidays, from December 23 to 26, the cozy Northern Courtyard of Narva Castle will host a Christmas Village. Guests can look forward to a craftsman's fair, workshops, traditional games, a concert, and many other festive surprises.

Every day from 13:00 to 18:00 during the Christmas Village, a varied program will be presented, encompassing festive traditions of Christmas from the medieval period to the present day.

The festive atmosphere on these winter days will be enhanced and maintained by performances from Narva's creative collectives and invited guests. The Christmas Village will feature workshops by craftsmen and local artisans. It's also a great place to purchase holiday gifts for loved ones.

Guests can look forward to meeting the residents of the mini-zoo – sheep, goats, ponies, and even squirrels! A Christmas cafe will be operational on the premises, and Rondeel restaurant will offer a special holiday menu. In the Northern Courtyard, visitors might even meet the main character of the winter holidays – Santa Claus.

Entry to the Northern Courtyard and the Christmas Village is free (NB! Entry with a COVID certificate and an ID document).

During these days, Narva Castle will be open for visitors from 12:00 to 18:00. The holiday ticket price is only 5 euros. The museum ticket includes entry to Narva Castle's new interactive exhibition, which covers all parts of the convent building and introduces the military history of the region, as well as the architecture and history of Narva's fortifications, and the Long Herman tower.

Additionally, on December 23 and 24, museum guests can participate in the exclusive Christmas program "Cozy Christmas" (recommended age for children 5-11 years). The ticket price is 10 euros. The 1.5-hour program includes an introduction to traditions, fun games, a workshop on making gifts, and decorating gingerbread. The program cost also includes free entry to the castle. Tickets are available for pre-purchase here.

On December 25 and 26, there will be guided tours of the museum. For Russian-speaking audiences, the tours are led by the director of the Narva Museum, Maria Smorzhvevskikh-Smirnova. The ticket cost also includes free entry to the castle. Tickets are available for pre-purchase here.

The event organizers: NGO Wildstream, supported by Narva Museum, the Integration Foundation, and the city of Narva.