Christmas at Niguliste Museum

Christmas at the Niguliste Museum has become a lovely tradition to mark the start of the winter holidays. We will open the season with the presentation of our traditional Christmas tree in cooperation with interior design firm Shishi. A festive holiday mood is created by the dignified medieval church, with its magnificent works of art.

St. Nicholas’ Church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children and the inspiration for the modern Santa Claus. As early as the medieval period, the tradition existed of giving children presents on Saint Nicholas Day in December. Even today, children in some countries of the world are visited by St Nicholas in a bishop’s cloak. Episodes from the beloved saint’s life can be seen on the magnificent winged retable in the church, made in the workshop of the Lübeck master Hermen Rode at the end of the 15th century.

The interior design firm Shishi will decorate the Christmas tree in Saint Nicholas’ Church for the fifth year in a row. Each year, the appearance of the tree is kept a secret until the very last moment. The holiday season in Niguliste Museum comes with thematic tours for adults and workshops for children.

Come and share the Christmas joy with us! Programme to be updated.