Vilnius is already preparing for the festive period – more and more shining decorations and colorful decorations light up in the city every day. The spirit of waiting for Christmas adorns the windows and streets of shops, restaurants, companies, and institutions.

With the emergence of new architectural solutions in Vilnius, which has been growing and getting even more beautiful in recent years, and the activities of communities have become more active, more and more diligent Vilnius residents are contributing to the city’s decoration initiative every year. Entrepreneurs, representatives of companies, institutions, and various communities are always surprising the city with their creativity and ingenuity. The ways and possibilities of festive decoration are diversifying and expanding to the city squares, arcades, streets, and courtyards. 

Vilnius and the organizers of “Christmas in Vilnius” are open to innovations, encouraging the activity of the city community and the most diverse initiatives to create a festive atmosphere, this year are developing the direction of a beautiful new tradition and announce a new competition – “Creating Christmas cheer in Vilnius 2021”.

“We invite entrepreneurs, companies, institutions and private initiatives, communities and residents of Vilnius to festively decorate and adorn not only their shop windows, but also such public spaces as passages, squares, streets and courtyards. The use of sustainable materials and ecological solutions would be very welcome in the implementation of creative ideas for the city’s decoration. There are very creative people living in the capital, so unleash your ideas and let us create Christmas cheer in Vilnius together” – says Vilnius Deputy Mayor Edita Tamošiūnaitė.

During the competition “Creating Christmas cheer in Vilnius 2021”, Vilnius city showcases that create a festive mood, windows of the capital’s shops, cafes, restaurants, offices, doors, house facades that create a connection with passers-by, as well as the creative ideas originally implemented in the passages, squares, streets, courtyards and premises of institutions or companies in Vilnius will be evaluated.

Registration for the competition will take place until noon of December 11, 2021 on the website:, and until December 11, 2021 we will be waiting for photos of the decorated objects as well, sent by e-mail:

The creative ideas of the city decorations submitted by the participants of the competition will be evaluated by the commission formed by the Christmas Committee of Vilnius City Municipality from December 14 to December 20, 2021, and Vilnius residents and guests will be able to vote in a special poll of one of the largest Lithuanian news portals. The winners will be announced on December 21, 2021. 

As every year, the organizers of the competition promise to give generous prizes to the patrons of the festive tradition to decorate the capital before Christmas.

The three participants with the highest commission scores will be awarded:

I place – 1500 Eur, II place – 1200 Eur, III place – 800 Eur, and the participant who receives the most votes online will be awarded – 1 500 Eur.


More information about the competition by  e-mail: