Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Rīga's Art Nouveau, Bauska's best and Jūrmala's strings

Here are a few more suggestions for things to do this weekend in Latvia.

An Art Nouveau Christmas

The Rīga Art Nouveau Center on beautiful Alberta street has a special Christmas exhibition running until January 12, showcasing various beautiful objects in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, many of them from a golden age of Latvian art and design. There is also another exhibition called "Doll Stories" from artist Irina Vorkale.

More details at the Rīga Art Nouveau Center website.

Christmas in Bauska

A short drive from Rīga and with plenty of impressive palaces nearby, why not take a trip south to Bauska (or north, if you're coming from Lithuania)? A musical festival mood will be created in this likeable town December 14 by vocal group Pigoriņi. 

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During the day you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in the town square: writing a letter to Santa, fishing for gingerbread, building a snowman, and playing in a dwarf ice maze, with the lighting of the Christmas tree the highlight in the evening. There is also a winter route you can follow through the streets, with details in Latvian, Russian and English.

Silver strings in Jūrmala

Silver Strings concert

Students and teachers of the Jūrmala Music Secondary School invte you to a festive concert performance with the name "Silver Strings" on December 14 at 18:30 - perfect to round off a bracing walk along the beach, as it will take place at Dubulti Concert Hall. Special guests will include violin virtuoso Raimonds Ozols. Admission is free.

More details at the Jūrmala website.

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