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2020.11.27 12:36

Lighting up for Christmas. Lithuanian towns unveil their decorations

LRT.lt2020.11.27 12:36

With less than a month remaining until Christmas, Lithuania's towns and cities are bringing out their decorations. Due to coronavirus restrictions, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies will take place without audiences, but most will be broadcast online or on TV.

Here is how you can take part in the festivities across Lithuania from home.

Vilnius

The city's main Christmas tree on Cathedral Square will be lit this Saturday, November 28. The ceremony begins at 17:30 and will be broadcast live on TV3.

Another Christmas tree on Rotušės Square (Town Hall) will be inaugurated a week later, on December 5.

Kaunas

The main Christmas tree of Kaunas will also be lit on Saturday, November 28. The ceremony begins at 18:00 and will be broadcast live by LRT TV.

The city's holiday theme this year is Sweet Christmas in Kaunas and its Christmas tree decorations have been inspired by meringue candy.

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Klaipėda

Lithuania's third city on the Baltic coast is launching the holiday season on December 5. The Christmas tree and a festive installation, entitled the Northern Star, will be lit on central Teatro Square at 17:30. The event will be broadcast online and on the local Balticum TV channel.

Panevėžys

Panevėžys will light its Christmas tree this Saturday, November 28, at 18:00. The event will be streamed live on Panevėžys Municipality's Facebook page.

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