Handcrafts at the Tampere Christmas Market.

Christmas season 2022

What's happening in Tampere before Christmas? Welcome to enjoy the Christmas season in Tampere!

Tampere Christmas Opening Nov 27

The Tampere Christmas Opening will be celebrated on November 27 with a Christmas parade leaving Hämeenpuisto Park at 2 pm ending at the Keskustori Central Square. The event will feature live music, and the Keskustori Central Square's Christmas tree lights will be switched on. 

Tallipiha Stable Yards' Christmas Nov 19 - Dec 23

In the beautiful wooden houses of Stable Yards you can find shops, boutiques and a cafe with delicious treats, hot beverages and freshly baked goods. Little booths at the yard are filled with quality handicrafts and design on weekends. Children can pet the farm animals in the stable. Stable Yards celebrate Christmas with various events and atmospheric Christmas decorations.

Opening times

- Shops and boutiques every day 10-19.
- The cafe every day 10-20, the terrace on weekends 11-18.
- Christmas markets on weekends and on the Indepence day 6.12. 11-18.

Information on the Tallipiha Stable Yards:

Tampere Christmas Market - partially open from Nov 26, fully open Dec 3 - 22

The traditional Tampere Christmas Market will open partially on November 26 as the Gluhwein restaurant, the doughnut café and some of the artisan and food stalls open. The Christmas Market will be fully open on December 3 at 11 am, and the opening ceremony starts at 5 pm and will feature performances by Yona, Teekkarikuoro choir and Santa Claus himself. Admission to the event is free. 

The marketplace has a Gluhwein restaurant, a Doughnut café, and plenty of market stalls. The Christmas Market is open every day from 11 am to 7 pm. The Gluhwein restaurant is open daily until 8 pm.  

As with previous years, the Christmas Market’s small red stalls will feature authentic Finnish handcrafts, unique Christmas gifts and Christmas delicacies. The selection is extensive, with almost 80 vendors this year. The Christmas Market will feature music, theatre, choirs, and other performances every day. See the full programme on the Tampere Christmas Market website.  

Christmas at the Palace at the Museum Milavida Nov 18, 22 - Jan 8, 23

Museum Milavida has been decorated for Christmas, and objects and stories about the Christmas celebrations of 19th century gentlefolk have been added to The Nottbecks – Cosmopolitans of Tampere exhibition. From 18 November 2022 to 8 January 2023, you can enjoy Christmas at the Palace in the atmospheric Näsilinna Palace.

Christmas at the Palace consists of an exhibition, themed guided tours and a rich supporting programme. 

See the full programme on the Milavida Museum website.

Christmas in Finlayson Area Nov 25, 22 - Jan 6, 23

In the heart of Tampere is Finlayson Area, filled with Christmas atmosphere. Pop Up shops, Christmas lights and light art inspired by Northern lights at Väinö Linnan aukio Square offer a very merry Christmas spirit to all.

Doghill Christmas at Särkänniemi

Enjoy the Christmas spirit at the Doghill Christmas at Särkänniemi amusement park.

Opening hours: 26.–27.11., 3.–4.12., 10.–11.12., 17.–18.12. and 26.–27.12.2022 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

More information on the Särkänniemi website.

Photos: Visit Tampere / Laura Vanzo

Updated 25.11.2022