Christmas time in Turku

There are many Christmas events in Turku. Come and feel the magic and spirit of Christmas!

Christmas market

Christmas market at the Old Great Square

The traditional atmosphere, Christmassy scents, fairy tales, dance, music, and stalls filled with food and other sales articles invite the whole family to enjoy the Christmas time.

As the winter becomes darker, the Christmas Market at the Old Great Square is a good way to spend time as you are waiting for Christmas. At the Christmas Market you will meet the family of Santa Claus, the elves, the adventurous circus characters, and the Star Boys (tiernapojat in Finnish). In the ears of the elves at the Santa Claus' workshop you can whisper what you want for Christmas. They will write it down in the secret book of Santa Claus.


Christmas market at the Market Square

An intimate breathing space will be created into the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city at the Market Square for the duration of December. The small sellers' cabins, lovely flavours and scents, high-quality products, Chirstmassy events, and the magnificent lights will guarantee an unhurried and cheerful atmosphere.


The Cristmas Path

The Christmas Path goes through the city centre, and along the path there will be light, performances, and events during the entire Christmas season. The Path reaches from the Old Great Square through the entire commercial centre all the way to the Pedestrian Street. The Christmas Path will be opened during the Fairy-tale-like Christmas Opening on November 21, and the theme will last until Epiphany.


Christmas Walk in Turku

This walking tour on Saturdays in December will introduce participants to wonderful magical bridges, the Old Great Square and Christmas markets (on the first three tours), the cathedral, how Christmas is celebrated in Turku and Finland and finally to spend some quiet moments in the Holy Ghost Church. Commentary on the tour is in Finnish, Swedish and English, and the price is 10€/person.

Dates: 2 December, 9 December, 16 December, 30 December & 6 January, from 11 am - 12.30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased on Visit Turku Shop Online or from Turku Tourist Information. Bookings can be made for guided tours for groups.


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