New Year's Eve in Eastern Europe is a special time of year. Concerts, parties, and other special events draw visitors to East and East Central Europe's major cities. Travel to Eastern Europe in December and experience the best of the winter holidays - many Christmas markets stay open through the 31st of the month, and New Year's Eve celebrations offer plenty of opportunities to party.
Russia's New Year is an even more important holiday than Christmas, and many of the traditions typically ascribed to this holiday, like decorated trees and visits from Santa Claus, are applied to New Year's.
New Year's Eve in Tallinn: Tallinn's Christmas markets stay open well after New Year's Day, so if you have the time, be sure to pay them a visit.