Helsinki has become a true Christmas city

Three weeks, a total of 350 000 visitors, 600 sauna-bathers, tens of thousands of litres of mulled wine – the Helsinki Christmas Market was the true centre point of the Christmas season in Helsinki this year.

The atmospheric and beautiful market and its surroundings have formed into a place of enjoyment and shared encounters for locals, as well as an anticipated seasonal destination for visitors.

This year’s Independence Day celebrations attracted a recorded number of visitors to the historical city centre as Finland hosted a light-filled 100th anniversary as an independent nation. The Christmas Market put a warm smile on the faces of visitors and locals alike.

Helsinki’s Christmas is full of experiences and new traditions

The Helsinki Christmas Market has secured its position within the city’s Christmas celebrations and as a December tradition of many locals. The market offers something for everyone: for some, the catch is a handmade artisan product of an artisan or a steaming cup of mulled wine, for others perhaps a ride on the carousel, hearing Christmas carols sung by a choir, or enjoying the steam in the sauna.

The Tori Quarters, a continuation of the festive ambiance on the square, glow with life – and pride for locals – through their architectural jewels, personal boutiques, and praised restaurants.

This year’s Christmas celebrations in Helsinki attracted journalists and influencers from at least China, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, and France. A beautiful, unique city full of contrasts is a true magnet for winter season travellers.

Merry Christmas to all who came to witness the magical Christmas spirit!