The world’s largest Gingerbread Town. Miniature houses, trains, cars and ships made from real gingerbread.
Schools and kindergartens contribute every year in making a miniature version of Bergen - all in gingerbread-cookies! This is one of the most breath-taking traditions we have got in Bergen. This is the world's largest Gingerbread town!
Traditional annual opening of the Christmas season, where families are invited to light torches and enjoy a magnificent display of fireworks. Torchlight procession round Lille Lungegardsvann lake in the heart of Bergen.
Norway's only international dance festival is organised every second year by BIT Teatergarasjen and presents exciting and creative performances from Norway and abroad.
BIFF is one of the leading film festivals in Norway, presenting about 150 films from all over the world. The programme is consisting of both sneak premieres of films in theatrical distribution as well as amazing new discoveries within both fiction and documentaries.
Welcome to Norway's biggest Local Food Festival!
Meet the producers, buy high quality local products and get inspired by great food experiences! At Bergen Matfest the producers present and sell their own products – all produced from local raw materials.
Here you will find a wide variety of attractions and creative events for people of all ages. You can see, among other things, the semi-final of "Det Norske Måltid" (food competition for Norway's best food products), you can meet different farm animals and there is a food festival especially for children.
The festival of spatial objects “The Way through the Christmas Trees” is the most courageous, stylish and original event in the world of urban art. A celebration that strengthens the legend about the city that was decorated by the first Christmas tree in the world – our own Rīga!
Christmas fairs - a delight to both children and adults: decorated Christmas trees, scent of mulled wine, roasted almonds, Christmas tea and coffee; gingerbread men and houses. Peaceful Christmas time, Advent concerts everywhere in the city and the inimitable care-free bustling atmosphere of Christmas fairs. Guests and citizens of Riga join at the New Year Eve celebrations and fireworks at the Freedom Monument.
The “Staro Rīga” Festival has become an inseparable part of the nation’s Independence Day celebration traditions in Riga. It is time when houses, parks, monuments and bridges become the playground of light.
The contemporary art forum "White Night" presents art, theatre, music, movement and other art projects and performances. “White Night” is part of the joint “European White Nights” project by Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Riga and Rome.
Entry to all events is free of charge.