Once again, Noblessner will boast one of Tallinn’s most magnificent Christmas trees and hold a number of cultural events during the holiday season.
This year’s decorations are different and the tree is called Salute, says Shishi designer Taivo Piller. A small Igloo Village will be built in cooperation with Iglucraft in Noblessner Square, where the PROTO Invention Factory café will offer hot drinks and gingerbread. Shishi has also decorated an Iglu Photo Studio, and a well-equipped sauna can be booked for smaller groups by email firstname.lastname@example.org. The tree will remain in the district square for at least six weeks.
The Noblessner residents have initiated a competition for the most beautiful Christmas windows in Noblessner. The prize pool is generous and the winners will be announced on 22 December.
Noblessner also offers great meals. According to the recently published White Guide restaurant guide, four of the restaurants in Noblessner are among Estonia’s best: 180 Degrees, Kampai, Lore Bistro and Põhjala Tap Room – we recommend them all!
Noblessner shops offer beautiful and high-quality goods for Christmas and any other time of the year. It’s certainly worth to visit Kalhoj, the Perela family store’s Christmas market, the PROTO Invention Factory store, the Põhjala Brewery, Shishi and the Staapli 3 Art Gallery.
CULTURAL EVENTS IN NOBLESSNER
On 26 November, an exhibition by students of the Estonian Academy of Art, Tallinn University and University of Tartu titled HOW TO TALK ABOUT THE SECRET PLACE WITHOUT BETRAYING IT will be opened in Noblessner Shipyard. Within the project, students experimented with artistic, spatial and ethnographic knowledge creation. The curators of the exhibition are Eve Kask and Elo-Hanna Seljamaa (University of Tartu). The Estonian Academy of Arts’ creative and exploratory exhibition about the Käsmu will remain open until 10 December.
From 29 November 29, Kai Art Centre will hold children’s film and craft mornings on the four Sundays of Advent (29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec and 20 Dec). The Kai x Puänt pop-up book and gift shop is also open during the events.
On 6 December, Mariliis Kundla and Mihkel Pajuste’s new 30-metre light installation SUNSET will be opened in front of the Kai Art Centre. Created in collaboration with the Kai Art Centre and Digital Sputnik, the installation was inspired by the legendary summer sunset at Noblessner. SUNSET will remain displayed until spring 2021.
On 11 December, the Iceswim Festival – the Estonian Open Winter Swimming Championship 2020/2021 will begin in Noblessner Marina and last until 13 December.
On 13 December, Estonia’s most beloved vocal group, the Estonian Voices, will celebrate its tenth anniversary in the Nobel Hall of Noblessner Foundry. The programme of the ESTONIAN VOICES 10 & FRIENDS concert, which will be held within the framework of the Christmas Jazz 2020 festival, is completely new and features Curly Strings among the guests.
Photograph: Martin Dremljuga