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”.

Onlookers will be entertained with performances by early dance group “Ballare”, and information will be made available about the 9th landscape object festival “The way through the Christmas trees”. Ms Baiba Šmite, Head of the Culture Board of Riga City Council’s Department for Education, Culture and Sport will announce the festival and the objects that may be seen as part of it.

The festival “The way through the Christmas trees” will commence on 7th December and continue until 13th January, 2019. It will include landscape objects created by professional artists, creative industry representatives and students from the Art Academy of Latvia, surprising onlookers with their unusual forms and variety of materials used. The festival in Riga will feature new landscape objects created this year, as well as the best and onlookers’ favourites from previous years.