After the switching-on of the Christmas lights on Aleksanterinkatu, officially the Christmas season in Helsinki has begun, meaning that Christmas markets open every day!
I started this list because I wanted to visit as many Christmas markets as possible . And since Christmas is about caring, I want to share with you my collection, so that you don`t miss on any of these events!
Naisten joulumessut, 2.-6.12.2015
At this fair, you will find hand-knit and embroidered Christmas decorations, pottery, jewellery, candles, leather, wood products and much more. They are all hand made in Finland by Finnish women.
Place: Pikku Satamakatu 3-5
Ornamon Design -joulumyyjäiset , 4.– 6.12.2015
Ornamon Design Christmas fair will offer treasures for everyone from top design artists. Check out all the 241 participants here.
Place: Kaapelitehdas, Merikaapelihalli ja Puristamo, Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki
Arts and Crafts goes HAPPI , 5.12.2015
At this market you will find hand made items and art supplies. I will participate in this Christmas market! I will be very happy if you drop by 🙂
Place: Sörnäisten rantatie 31, 00500 Helsinki
Malmin Lentoaseman Joulu 5.12.2015
This is a non-profit event organized by Malmi`s airport. At this family friendly event you can enjoy a full day program. The program starts at 10am with Christmas songs. Santa Claus will be there distributing lottery tickets and candy for the kids.
Place: Malmi Airport
Joulupolku Herttoniemen kartanolla 5.12.2015
You are warmly invited to celebrate Christmas like Finnish people did in the XVIII century. At the event you there will be music,theatre performances, Christmas market and more.
Place: Herttoniemen kartano, Linnanrakentajantie 12
Ursan joulumyyjäiset 12.12.2015
Ursa arranges the traditional Christmas market in Helsinki`s Observatory. More information at: www.observatorio.fi.
Tuomaan markkinat 4.–22.12.2015
The detailed programme of the Christmas Market will be announced later on the event`s page. But one thing is certain, the event is promising to be amazing as each year. At the Christmas Market you will find many traditional as well as more modern gift ideas and home items, delicious food and warm drinks will be served as usual.
Karjalatalon joulumyyjäiset 12.12.2015
At this Christmas fair you can find variety of hand made items, delicious pastries and of course Karelian pies.
Place: Käpylänkuja 1
Nosturin joulukirppis 12.12.2015
Come to enjoy a day full of happening: blogger interviews, workshops, shopping, lottery etc. The flea market is organized in cooperation with The Helsinki Society for Animal Protection HESY. All funds from the lottery will be given for animal protection.
Place: Telakkakatu 8
Arabian kääntöpaikan joulumyyjäiset 12.12.2015
Come to enjoy the Christmas market that offers snacks,drink and many small gifts.
Place: Intiankatu 1
Seurasaaren joulupolku 13.12.2015
More information on the Christmas market will be announced later.
Vuosaaren joulupolku 13.12.2015
Santa Claus and his elves welcome you warmly to this event full of many interesting things to experience,see and buy. Check out the full program of the event here.
Place: Uutelantie 1,Vuosaari
Hakaniemen maalaismarkkinat 13.12.2015
Hakaniemi`s Christmas market will offer as every year: food, drinks, warm clothes and all kind of Christmas related goods.
Place: Hakaniemen Torikatu
Teurastamon joulumyyjäiset 19.-20.12.2015
About 50 vendors will offer what they are doing. Yes, you read that correctly. It can be art, food, service, design… Come by and see for yourself!
Place: Työpajankatu 2
Kaapelin joulu -tapahtuma 12.-21.12.2015
Come and feel the Christmas spirit over selected exhibitions, performances, Christmas market and workshops!
Place: Tallberginkatu 1
We Got Beefin joulumarkkinat 18.-20.12.2015
More than 30 vendors will offer their hand crafts at the Christmas market. Come and join the fun!
Place: Iso Roobertinkatu 21
Vanhan Joulutori 15.-23.12.2015
At the Old Christmas Market domestic handicraft entrepreneurs and designers will be selling their goods.
Place: Mannerheimintie 5
Joulumaailma 29.11. – 6.1.2015
Christmas World brings the Christmas atmosphere in the heart of Helsinki. Santa Claus will be there every day before Christmas. You can enjoy delicious delicacies and unique gifts for your loved ones!
Place: Aleksanterinkatu 23
For me, as an artist, it is very important to support the local hand crafters, therefore I challenge you: This year, buy hand made gifts! Make yourself and a small business owner happy!
This is me at the outdoor Christmas market in Porvoo two years ago.
This one is from last year`s indoor Christmas market in Porvoo. It lasted 3 days and was more successful for me than the previous one 🙂
Have fun shopping from the Christmas markets!
P.S. Let me know about any other Christmas markets in Helsinki and I will add them to the list!