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Guide To Finland’s Christmas Markets

1. Helsinki Christmas Market

Helsinki Christmas Market

Known to be as one of the oldest Christmas market, which began in 1949 as a gesture of hope after the darkness of war years, held in Helsinki senate square every year. The market features numerous merchants in their wooden huts selling mostly, Finnish handmade gifts and handicrafts. The Helsinki market has its own charm in the evenings, as the whole market glow with lights and candles around every house and cafes, while making it much cosier in Helsinki winters. 

Also, Santa Claus pays daily visits to the market, where merry-go-round spins in the center of the square and kids can enjoy free rides.
 

Things to do here - Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Espoo, Jyvaskyla,


2. Porvoo, Old town Christmas Market

Porvoo, Old town Christmas Market

Situated just half an hour drive away from Helsinki, this small medieval city during Christmas time is the most charming ever and can totally make you to step back in time. 

The city houses lot many artists, which sell their products in the market so one can grab the best and most unique things here. The Christmas market at the Art Factory, on the other hand, has more contemporary designs to select from.

Whereas officially Christmas begins in Old Market square on November 26th and the celebrations stays on throughout the month of December. 
 

Things to do here - Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Espoo, Jyvaskyla,


3. Tampere Christmas Market

Tampere Christmas Market

Second oldest markets in Finland, Tampere market outshines with its German theme as they collaborate with Tampere’s twin city of Essien in Germany.  The market has a lot to offer than just art, crafts, and food. Apart from shopping one can indulge in ious entertainment options and play some fun games there. 

Not just that Santa Claus also makes sure to visit daily here, so make the most of it and cherish Tampere Christmas Market to the fullest.
 

Things to do here - Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Espoo, Jyvaskyla,


4. Rovaniemi Christmas Market

Rovaniemi Christmas Market

Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and home to the legend Santa Claus, this beautiful city is just 10 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, known for its beautiful nature and spectacular views of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.

Christmas is the time when Rovaniemi also known as the village of Santa Claus attracts visitors from around the world to have the most of their grand Christmas Market.

The winters are harsh in Lapland, but the classic Christmas image created here is we all know is a truly magical atmosphere for Christmas shopping. In addition, the village offers visits to Santa and rides in an authentic reindeer sleigh.
 

Things to do here - Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Espoo, Jyvaskyla,


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