Vilnius in winter
, or ziema
as it is called in Lithuanian language
, has a particular character. Temperatures typically dip well below freezing and snow is a common sight. Residents refuse to be deterred from their daily tasks by frigid weather--travelers should take a cue from them. Vilnius is alive with energy during the winter, and holiday events, steaming plates of Lithuanian cuisine, and attractions frosted in snow will leave a strong impression on any visitor.