Companies supporting the festival

The diversity of the festival was possible due to the initiative of city entrepreneurs and their financial support for the creation of environmental art objects.

SNOW BALL

(2016)

Didzis Jaunzems, in cooperation with AS LNK Industries and SIA ArkiLED; fragments of the work by painter Kristīne Luīze Avotiņa are used in the installation

The highlight of Brīvības Boulevard is a six-meter-high art object, Snow Ball, composed of three balls of different diameters. From the inside, the airy and translucent installation with a structured frame is illuminated with fragments from the bright and life-affirming paintings of artist Kristīne Luīze Avotiņa.

CANDLE ROOM’S CHRISTMAS TREE OF LOVE

(2014)

Kaspars Riekstiņš, in cooperation with Sveču istaba

The thirteen metres high stylised Christmas symbol in Livu Square, made of planed fir tree boards, was adorned with 60 metal lamps made by blacksmith Aivars Oleksāns, which were lit with candles made in Latvia. This is one of the first largest Christmas trees in a public area decorated with burning candles in the history of Latvia’s renewed independence.

CHRISTMAS TREE OF LAIMA’S LOVE

(2013)

In cooperation with AS Laima

A festive season tradition, now spanning several years, is the Christmas tree near the Laima clock and sponsored by the company. In 2013, the company gave pleasure to the townspeople with the Christmas Tree of Laima’s Love and, along with it, an ice sculpture of the Christmas angel.

THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF RIGA ROOSTER

(2013)

In cooperation with SIA Skonto Būve

Skonto Būve is one of the most active participants of the festival and it has participated in the festival several times with environmental art objects. In 2013, the folk motif of the Christmas Tree of Riga Rooster was inspired by the ethnographic patterns of the Lielvarde belt. The Latvian symbols woven into the belt symbolise wisdom, happiness and wealth.

THE STORY OF RIGA’S CHRISTMAS TREE

(2013)

UNTITLED pasākums, in cooperation with the Exhibition House Atklāj Rīgu

Video projections on the walls of a historical Old Town house at 5 Aldaru Street told the legend of Riga’s Christmas tree, beginning with the first decorated Christmas tree in 1510, as well as the main landmarks in the history decorating of Christmas trees.

MEXICAN BRIGHTNESS

(2015)

Agnese Puriņa, Una Putniece, project implementer – Tex-Mex restaurant

One of the festival stops urged me to stop at the yard of Tex-Mex restaurant on Dzirnavu Street, where a glorious Mexican cactus had flourished. The symbolic plant of the South is a festive greeting for northerners from the temperamental, boisterous, yet generous and hospitable Mexico.

WINTER LANDSCAPE

(2016)

Liene and Oskars Pavlovskis, implemented by Kalnciema kvartāls

The ambience of Kalnciema kvartāls during the festive season was supplemented by the environmental object Winter Landscape, which resembled a small fragment of a play’s scenography. Each visitor to Kalnciema kvartāls had a chance to create their own story by taking a selfie with Winter Landscape and publishing it on social networks.