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Opening of Christmas in Helsinki 2021

The Christmas season traditionally begins in Helsinki with the opening of the Christmas Street, which takes place this year on 27 November.

The Christmas season traditionally begins in Helsinki with the opening of the Christmas Street, which takes place this year on 27 November. 

The opening ceremonies include the eagerly anticipated switching on of the Christmas lights along Aleksanterinkatu, that is one of the oldest Christmas traditions since 1949.

The opening program starts at 15.00 at the Senate Square and on stage, there are Linda Lampenius, Osmo Ikonen & Orchestra and breakdance show by the elves.

The Christmas parade starts at 16.30 and the route runs through the city centre.

The parade route: Hallituskatu - Snellmaninkatu - Aleksanterinkatu - Pohjoisesplanadi - Mariankatu - back on Aleksanterinkatu to the Senate Square.

Aleksanterinkatu & city centre

27.11.2021 at 15.00

Free entry

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