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Kempinski: Active winter in Vilnius welcomes foreign guests

Vilnius, 20 November 2012: “Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square”, the first five-star hotel of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group in the Baltic States, located in Vilnius, predicts that this winter season, rich with cultural, sport, fashion and traditional events, will attract higher foreign guests flows, especially from neighbouring countries, to the capital city.

 

The winter season in Lithuania, which traditionally dates from the end of autumn to the early spring, invites travellers not only to enjoy the unique heritage of Vilnius and the city’s cosy atmosphere, but also to engage in its active social life and attend events that range from traditional holiday celebrations to the huge international modern fashion festival. 

Music, art and beauty connoisseurs will have an opportunity to enjoy the international Vilnius Jazz Festival, which every year attracts participants from all over the world, as well as various ballet performances and interesting theatre plays. There is also the famous figure skating show, “Burning Christmas Ice”, and the international Baltic Jewellers’ Exhibition. Sports fanatics will be intrigued with an international running festival and such events as the Bushido International Tournament.

In addition there is the special Christmas and New Year’s holiday period, which will attract with unique whirl. We invite guests of Vilnius to the annual Christmas City as well. The Christmas City fair in which one could find distinctive Lithuanian gifts and get a chance to learn about traditional customs and crafts.

“Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square”, located in the very heart of Vilnius’s Old City, opened its’ doors to guests for the first time this autumn. Like Kempinski luxury hotels all around the globe, it is ready to make winter holidays and trips even easier as it offers exclusive packages from now until 15 March 2013. Travellers who choose the Kempinski in Vilnius for their festive season celebrations will benefit even more as special rates are available. Christmas dinners and a spectacular New Year’s celebration will take place at Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square for the first time as well. 

 

          Events not to miss this winter season in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania

November 2012 – March 2013






MONTH

DAY

HOUR

EVENT

EVENT

November

10

6 p.m.

BUSHIDO FC HEROES 2012 international tournament

Siemens Arena

November

10-11

7 p.m.

“Fashion Infection” International Fashion Festival

Contemporary Art Centre

November

15

7 p.m.

“Vilnius Jazz” International Jazz Festival

Russian Drama Theatre

November

16

7 p.m.  

International Jazz Festival

Russian Drama Theatre

November

17

7 p.m.

International Jazz Festival

Russian Drama Theatre

November

18

7 p.m.

International Jazz Festival

Russian Drama Theatre

November

15

10 p.m.

International Jazz Festival

Live music club "Tamsta"

November

16

10 p.m.

International Jazz Festival

Live music club "Tamsta"

November

17

10 p.m.

International Jazz Festival

Live music club "Tamsta"

December

23

8 p.m.

Valery Meladze concert

Entertainment arena (Pramogų arena)

December

5

6.30 p.m.

Ana Karenina (ballet)

The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

December

10

7 p.m.

Unique light and music performance “Visions a la Vivaldi“

St. Catherine church

December

20

6.30 p.m.

The Nutcracker (ballet)

The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

December

27

7 p.m.

Igor Moisejev ballet (Moscow)

Siemens Arena

December

27

7 p.m.

Burning Christmas Ice

Entertainment arena (Pramogų arena)

December

27

7 p.m.

Christmas Jazz. Performer: Evelina Sašenko

St. Catherine church

December

30

12 a.m.

International Running Festival

Streets of Vilnius

December

31

7 p.m.

Moscow City Ballet “Swan Lake"

Entertainment arena (Pramogų arena)

December-January

12.01-01.06

 

Christmas City

Vilnius Old City

January

6

4.30 p.m.  

Traditional “The Three Magi” procession

Streets of Vilnius Old City

January

20

6.30 p.m.

Swan Lake (ballet)

The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

February

9

 

Shrovetide (Užgavėnės) festival

City Hall Square, Old City

February

16

 

Day of Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania

Public places of Vilnius

February

21-24

 

International Vilnius book fair

The Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO

March

1-3

 

Traditional Kaziukas Fair

Streets and squares of Vilnius Old City

March

11

 

Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania

Public places of Vilnius

March

13-16

 

10th  anniversary of international Baltic jewellers’ exhibition, "Amber Trip"

Hotel “Radisson BLU Lietuva”

 

Independent of your chosen destination, enjoy Kempinski offers to forget about boring winter days. Go ahead, soak up the sun and get pampered like royalty out of 1001 Arabian nights at Kempinski’s Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, or check-in during the Ice Polo World Cup at Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps. Explore the capital of three empires and one of the world’s oldest cities at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, where east truly meets west, or follow the scent of spices at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

Holiday resorts, legendary palaces or modern city hotels, Kempinski hotels are all different in style and personality and draw inspiration from the culture of their location, yet all are united in their core philosophy: European flair at its best. Kempinski hotels provide guests with the elusive ‘travel moment’, where individual experience, personal journey and affinity for the location merges with personalised discreet service.   

To book your ‘Winter Break’ or ‘Special Festive Season Offer’ visit www.kempinski.com/vilnius or consult your travel professional on +37052201160.

 

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

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Contact:

Birutė Leimontaitė • Director Marketing & Sales • Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square • 01122 Vilnius • Lithuania T +37052201165 • F +37052201170 • birute.leimontaite@kempinski.com • www.kempinski.com/vilnius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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