Riga's Christmas markets welcome visitors from the First Advent until January 7. The two main Christmas markets - on Dome Square and Līvu Square - will certainly make sure of a festive atmosphere, including entertainment for for the children as well as the opportunity to purchase Christmas presents. Cold-weather and festive goodies will also be available - mulled wine and ginger-bread cookies, baked almonds, as well as a wide range of smoked meats. Visitors will also be able to acquaint themselves with Christmas traditions from various Latvian regions. At the Christmas market at Līvu Square, Santa Claus and his merry elves will be present, where the children will be able to recite their Christmas poems or make their own presents. For art lovers, it is advisable to visit the annual Jarmarka art fair, organized by students of the Latvian Academy of Art, where it is possible to purchase paintings from up and coming local artists, as well as a wide range of interior objects, clothing and other accessories.