The International Women's Club of Tallinn (IWCT) will hold the 18th edition of its highly anticipated International Christmas Bazaar, which will take place at the T1 Center in Tallinn on Saturday, November 25, 2023. About 20 countries will attend the event, of which proceeds will be donated to charity.
The Christmas Bazaar, inaugurated for the first time by Sirje Karis, the First Lady of Estonia, promises a festive atmosphere for all attendees. The event starts on the first floor (Level 2) of T1 at 11:00 AM on November 25 and will go on until 4:00 PM.
The International Christmas Bazaar is a long-lasting tradition, featuring embassies, international communities, and attracting visitors from across the globe. Either by embassies or organizations, about 20 countries with about 40 stands will attend the event: Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, France, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States. NATO NFIU and EU-Lisa are represented as well, and three international schools: Tallinn European School, International school of Estonia and International school of Tallinn.
They offer a diverse array of culinary delights, beverages, and unique gifts. Attendees can also participate in a raffle for a chance to win exciting prizes, and children can enjoy crafting activities in the designated children's corner.
Sirje Karis, whose dedication is primarily focused on the well-being and mental health of children and youth, will open the event, emphasizing the importance of supporting charitable causes. All proceeds from the Christmas Bazaar will be donated to Estonian charitable organizations, including SOS Lasteküla, of which Sirje Karis is the patron.
"We are delighted to have the honor of Mrs. Sirje Karis inaugurating our 18th International Christmas Bazaar. Her commitment to children's welfare aligns perfectly with the spirit of our event, where the proceeds go towards supporting various charitable organizations in Estonia," says Sophie Voswinckel, President of the International Women's Club of Tallinn.
"We are thrilled to welcome the International Women's Club of Tallinn's Christmas Bazaar in T1. The festive spirit and diverse offerings from around the world bring a unique and joyous atmosphere to our center. The T1 team is excited to host this beloved tradition and provide a warm and inviting space for the community to come together, celebrate, and support charitable causes," says Tarmo Hõbe, CEO of T1.
The IWCT, founded in 1993, has been actively contributing to the community through its annual International Christmas Bazaars. Since its inception, the Bazaar has raised over €375,000, benefiting more than 22 different charitable organizations in Estonia. The focus is on supporting Estonian charities that aid women and children. Some of the charity partners from 2022 include SOS Estonia, Peeteli Social Center, Haiba Children’s Home, Kopli Children’s Center Lighthouse (Tähetorn), and others.
The International Christmas Bazaar will be open to the public, and admission is free.