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The 9th landscape object festival in Riga „The way through the Christmas trees” has begun

From Friday, 7th December, inhabitants of Riga and visitors to the city are invited to view the 39 landscape objects of the festival, “The way through the Christmas trees” – Christmas trees that will surprise onlookers with their unusual shapes, interesting artistic interpretations and variety of materials used to create the objects.

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Two objects can be seen in Pardaugava, outside the official festival programme

Two objects from among the viewers’ favourites from the landscape object festival “The way through the Christmas trees” in 2014 and 2016, namely, “Tales of Schwarzhof manor house” and “Winter landscape” may be seen in Pardaugava.

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The map of objects

The map of objects is available here

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The Christmas tree in Town Hall Square will be lit and the festival „The way through the Christmas trees” announced

On Wednesday, 6th December, at 16.00 hours, Deputy Mayor Andris Ameriks and Mr Edmunds Krēsle, Technical Director of Riga municipal council’s agency “Rīgas gaisma” [Rīga’s light] will switch on the Christmas tree “Gold lantern”, that is also one of the 39 objects of the festival “The way through the Christmas trees”.

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A festival invites. Each time as though it was the first time

Over the nine years since it first began, the landscape object festival “The way through the Christmas trees” has become a familiar symbol of Riga. Every year, this month sparkles to brighten even the darkest of the seasons, and invites onlookers to think creatively and appreciate the urban environment by looking at it from a different perspective over the holiday season.

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