Helsinki Christmas Markets 2019
Christmas Markets is a very heartfelt tradition in Finland as weel.
Finnland is the homeland of Santa Claus, so Christmas time here is something really special.Christmas Market
06.12. – 22.12.2019
Old Student House
This is Helsinki’s largest Christmas Markets, with more than 160 exhibitors selling their craftsman and handmade products, like candels, knitted objects, potteries, postcards and apparels.
St Thomas Christmas Market
06.12. – 22.12.2019
There are over 120 stalls at the St Thomas Christmas Market selling eg. crafts, baked goods and other Christmas specialities. It is also possible to see a smith at his work and every now and then you might even meet Santa Claus.
Seurasaari Christmas Path
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
from 13.00 to 17.00
Seurasaari Christmas Path (Joulupolku) is a free pre-Christmas event for families with children in Helsinki region, offering visitors peeks into the fairy-tale world and an old-time Christmas. There is much activity along the Christmas Path, starting from sing-song and play to hide-outs in the straw maze. The Christmas Gospel and a children’s Christmas scene will be performed in the Christmas Arena.
Peeks into the fairy-tale world and an old-time Christmas
There are 28 different events along the Christmas Path this year, including sing-song, story-telling, horse cart driving, a candle path, a fire exhibition, a slow-burning log fire etc.
The Christmas trees erected on the island await children’s Christmas decorations and the elves hiding along the Path their discoverers. Animals of the forest circle about the Christmas Path giving children gingerbread and cinnamon buns, and Father Christmas with his elves will listen to children’s gift wishes. Children will be served rice pudding, and they should bring their own plate and spoon.
The Christmas Path programme with a map will be given to visitors in Seurasaari starting at 13.00 hrs.
Traffic to Seurasaari.
The roads to Seurasaari jam badly, so the quickest way to get there is to use public transport. Bus 24 departs from Erottaja street abt. every 5 to 7 minutes from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs. More detailed information on the HKL internet pages at www.hkl.fi
Seurasaarentie and Tamminiementie will be one-way roads from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs. The traffic is guided from Seurasaarentie to Paciuksenkatu and from Tamminiementie towards Seurasaarentie direction. Parking is prohibited on the left margin of Seurasaarentie.
A few suggestions
During the path kids will receive rice custard, so each of them should bring their own dish and spoon. There are Christmas trees where children can hang their handmade decorations. We suggest to bring a torch, in order to admire the wonders of the wood also after dusk. Visitors of the Christmas Tour can stop by at Seurasaari restaurant to eat; alternatively there are several points where people can consume their own food.
We recommend to wear warm clothes. Enjoy the Christmas Tour!
How to reach Helsinki
The easiest way to reach Helsinki is by public transports. Bus 24 leaves from Erottaja every 5-7 minutes from 8 am to 18 pm.
Circulation in the main streets Seurasaarentie and Tamminiementie will be only in one way from 8 am to 18 pm. Parking on the left side of Seurasaarentie street shall be forbidden.
Helsinki is served by two airports: Vantaa (for international flights) and Malmi airport (for domestic flights)
Helsinki is connected to the main cities in Finland by means of the railway, as well as with Lappland, Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
Helsinki is connected by sea with Rostock, Stockholm and Tallin, by means of ferries. Some domestic ferries also connect the city with the surrounding islands.
The public transport network in Helsinki is considered as the most expensive in Europe, but it is also one of the most efficient.