Things to do during the Christmas holidays 2017

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:

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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