Christmas in Tampere

Tips on what to see and do in Tampere - get into the winter holiday spirit!

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Christmas in Tampere

Christmassy events

The official opening of the Christmas season will be celebrated in November. There will be a lot of programmes, like the Christmas parade with Santa Claus himself.

  • If you want to experience traditional Finnish Christmas, the place to visit is the Tallipihan joulu. In the historic surroundings of the stable yards that once were part of the Finlayson factory community, you will find boutiques, a cafe, a Christmas carousel and, in the old stables themselves, animals and a Christmas market.
  • If you are a do-it-yourself person, be sure to visit Verkaranta on December 9th. There you will be able to make candles, Christmas decorations, gifts and the traditional Finnish jouluhimmeli (traditional geometric mobiles usually made from straw) for just the cost of the materials.

Christmas markets in Tampere

  • In Tampere’s central square, there will be a Christmas market. You will find Finnish handicrafts, both local and international seasonal treats and even a Glühwein (mulled wine) restaurant.
  • Shop for unique handicrafts at the traditional Christmas bazaar in Telakka, or indulge in delicacies in the wonderful mansion surroundings of the Ahlman Christmas Market. The kids will love the pony rides and meeting Santa.
  • Right next to Scandic Tampere Station, there is Tullikamari, where there will be a design market.

Activities for kids

The rides at Särkänniemi amusement park are closed, but there are plenty of other attractions open during the winter months. The Doghill town and farm in the amusement park will host a celebration with handicrafts, carols and shows.