Christmas fair hosts visitors on Tbilisi’s iconic avenue

Georgia's capital Tbilisi will host festive season celebrations for tourists and locals starting this Sunday. Photo by Nino Alavidze/, 23 Dec 2016 - 14:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Tbilisi's newly renovated Aghmashenebeli Ave is hosting a week-long Christmas fair of musical performances, souvenir sales and theatre shows, starting this Sunday.

From December 25 to January 2, the Christmas Market on Aghmashenebeli Ave will turn into one of the hot-spots of the festive season celebrations in Georgia's capital.

Held in parallel with the art fair and exhibition in nearby Dedaena Park, the street will host a range of performances from jazz to electronic music by individual artists and larger ensembles such as the Tbilisi Big Band, Luna 999 and Zurkin.

Tbilisi Big Band will perform at the Aghmashenebeli Ave celebration. Photo by Tbilisi Big Band.

In addition to daily musical shows, visitors can discover a Happy Holiday Market in the yard of 38 Aghmashenebeli Ave from December 25-27. 

Furthermore, the Shadow Theatre will hold a performance on a balcony of the house at 35 Aghmashenebeli Ave.

The two events will be followed with a display titled Exhibition in the Sky from December 28-29.

Popular rapper and TV event host Giorgi Zurabishvili is one of the musical artists to perform at the Christmas Market. Photo from TBC Bank Jazz Series.

Rounding of the celebrations, educational toy producer Tamashobana will invite young guests to attend a workshop where they can learn how to make Christmas tree toys.

The festive program will be held on the newly renovated Aghmashenebeli Ave in Georgia's capital. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Aghmashenebeli Ave recently underwent a major renovation effort that revitalised the historic part of the city, within the first stage of the New Tiflis project.

It is expected the street will become part of Tbilisi's restored historical tourist route, with nearby squares and streets scheduled to undergo renovation under the upcoming stages of the project.