Christmas time in Turku

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


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.


Christmas Walk in Turku

Christmas Walk is a guided walking tour on Saturdays in December. The tour will bring the audience to the Christmas get-togethers in Turku before and now. The tour will take you to the Old Great Square, the Cathedral and finally to the chapel of the Holy Spirit. The old Christmas market is part of the 1.12., 8.12. as well as 15.12.

  • Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of December and 5th January.
    (Note: The 29 December tour does not include visits to the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.)
  • Time: 1pm–2.30 pm
  • Duration:1.5 hours
  • Price: 10 €/person

Tours are conducted in Finnish, Swedish and English.

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