Christmas in Birštonas: More Than 40 Events and the Magic Granting-A-Wish Fairies Square

2018/12/04 Press release

Over the weekend, the main town squares of the resort have become brighter – one after another Christmas trees were lit. The Birštonas Main Christmas Tree was also lit. It is made of branches of living firs and decorated with 5,000 lights resembling shining garlands and bright star-shaped decorations. In addition to the Main Christmas Tree, guests and residents will stumble into the festively decorated magic squares and other Christmas accents at unexpected places all over Birštonas.

At Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony visitors and residents of the resort watched spectacular performances by „Ugnies valdovai“ fire show troupe, Asta Pilypaitcė and „De-Žavu“ choir; the main attraction of the event was stunning fireworks in the sky. The gathered guests not only watched performances but also participated in other activities: Like writing and sending a letter to Santa Claus, having some tea as well buying some unusual festive snacks at Christmas Tent Bazaar. 

A new attraction called Square of Light Fairies is created in the resort's Central Park. Representatives of the municipality claim that miracles happen in the Square of Light Fairies, when one believes in them. And to believe in miracles in the Central Park, which is guarded by light fairies all the time is extremely easy! Therefore we invite visitors and residents of Birštonas to pay a visit to the Square of Light Fairies and make a wish. We are sure – it will come true! The trees around Birštonas‘bus station are decorated with light garlands meeting all arriving and departing guests. 

Jazz Up during Festive Season with Birštonas

During the first weekend of December a large number of events were launched that will help to keep the holiday spirit up at the resort and get ready for Christmas and New Year. Music lovers are invited to a whole series of concerts. 

Jazz lovers will get a rare treat: modern international quartet performing original compositions by Kęstutis Vaiginis. The audience will have an opportunity to enjoy the recognized performers from different countries on the one stage.

Neda and Olegas Ditovskis will invite listeners to "Music Dialogues“; solo concert of pianist Ieva Dūdaitė will spoil romantics, Jūratė Miliauskaitė will present her latest work in Birštonas - "Keliaujanti laike“ acoustic album. Perhaps the most notable music event of December is "Pasaulio klasika" concert by the best Lithuanian tenor Merūnas Vitulskis. 

A few days before the New Year, “Lithuania” („Lietuva“) band invites listeners to a concert where they will perform together with actress Kristina Kazlauskaite. The festive mood of the concert will be guaranteed by characters of the legendary actress – millionaire Zita from Mažeikiai  famous teacher Leocadia. From national songs to retro and modern songs and dances - everything in the program will be recognizable.

On the eve of the New Year, Rūta Ščiogolevaitė together with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, will perform on the stage of the Birštonas Cultural Centre. Birštonas Kurhaus invites to spend the most important night of the year together – singer Aika will perform together with the most progressive jazz performers of young generation. 

From Cinema to Master Classes

On December 5, energetic Dovilė Filmanavičiūtė arrives in Birštonas. She brings her project „Normal Women Go OUT“ („Normalios bobos eina OUT“) – local ladies are invited to the pre-premiere screening of “Unga Astrid“ movie. In December, residents of the resort will be able to watch the latest "Heart" („Širdys“) movie directed by Justinas Krisiūnas, and on the eve of Christmas - the movie for the whole family "White Fang".

Enthusiasts are invited to perfect their skills at master classes in cooking and decorating: Royal SPA Residence and Birštono kultūros centro kavinė organize several activities for children on holiday decorating of Christmas cookies. The Event organizers will conduct master classes on creating a Advent wreath, cooking healthy ecological Christmas meals and making edible Christmas decorations. 

Birštonas offers events to suit every taste - theatre performances, art exhibitions, tasting dinners and New Year's Eve! Birštonas is great not only to live and spend a holiday but also to celebrate the most important events of the year! All information about holiday events in Birštonas: https://www.visitbirstonas.lt/renginiai/.

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Birštonas is a unique Lithuanian resort on the Nemunas River Loops. 82 % of Birštonas Municipality is in the territory of the Regional Park of the Great Nemunas Loops. 

Down the ages the unique natural resources and outstanding landscape of the locality attracted many vacationers to visit Birštonas and its surroundings. The forests that grow green in the bends of the Nemunas were once the place of royal outings, when the hunting horn of Vytautas Magnus echoed through Žvėrinčius Forest to invite members of the then European royal families to set off in pursuit. 

Birštonas is an international health resort in Lithuania, famous for its unique nature, Nemunas loops, mineral water and royal roots. The resort is endowed with natural resources: abundant mineral water sources, curative mud, clean air and health-friendly climate. The resort is proud of the sources of bromine-containing mineral water, which has been recognized and appreciated in Europe.