Christmas time table and Things to do during the Christmas holidays 2017

Christmas time table

Christmas Eve 24.12.2017, National holiday

Christmas Day 25.12.2017, National holiday

Boxing Day 26.12.2017, National holiday


Prisma (Keljo, Palokka, Seppälä)

24.12. open 8-16

25.12. closed

26.12. 10 – 23

Citymarket (Keljo, Palokka, Seppälä)

24.12. 8 – 16

25.12. 10 – 18

26.12. 10 – 18


24.12. Sunday time table until 13.00, after that the busses will not run

25.12. No busses

26.12. Sunday time table

6.1. Sunday time table

Health Care

Occupational Health Care is closed and the public health care operates at the Central Finland Central Hospital. At least the pharmacies at the super markets are open as well as the "Yliopiston Apteekki" at the city centre.

International Staff Services

Marja and Sari are on vacation for the period of 21.12. - 27.12.

We wish you a Merry Christmastime!

Things to do

There are a lot of fun events and things to do during the Christmas holiday season in Finland.

Here is a short list of some things you might like to check out before and during the holidays:


Going to the movies during Christmas time is very popular in Finland.

Christmas party

The University of Jyväskylä Christmas party for International Staff, Grant Recipients, Doctoral Students, JYU international visitors and their families or close colleagues. Thursday 30.11.2017 from 16.30 - 19.30. Main Campus, S building, Banqut Hall (room 212). Please register by 22.11.2017 to international-hr@jyu.fi

Invitation to the University Christmas party

Christmas openings

November 24th - 26th, Traditional Jyväskylä Christmas opening at the city centre (Kompassi area). Outdoor christmas market for the whole weekend. Sunday 26th from 17:00 onwards music, dancing, Santa Claus with Christmas elfs. Fireworks at 18:00.


December 3rd Ti-Ti Nalle (Ti-Ti Teddybear) Christmas Concert for children, Paviljonki

December 14th Swinging Christmas: Christmas Concert by the Jyväskylä Symphony, Jyväskylä City Theatre

December 14th Club For Five -joulukiertue, A cappella, Paviljonki 

Christmas Markets

November 25th - December 23th(weekends) Toivola Old Courtyard Christmas Market

December 2nd and 3rd Christmas Market 2017, Paviljonki

December 9th and 10th Artisan's Christmas Market at the Craft Museum of Finland

Christmascity Jyväskylä, information on all events and things to do in Jyväskylä during Christmas time (in Finnish)

During the holidays, in addition to relaxing with family and friends, people often book holiday trips.

Popular trips include local spas (see sports), cruises to Estonia and Sweden, visit to the Santa Claus Villiage in Lapland.

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