Christmas Markets in Helsinki – 2018

During Christmas season Helsinki is filled with markets, starting from mid November. Various markets offer a wide selection of food and beverages, shopping spots, Finnish design and of course a warm atmosphere. Father Christmas and the elves also pay a visit to many of these markets. A traditional Finnish wood-heated sauna is also warm at Senate square, right in the heart of Helsinki city. Here are our tips for the Christmas markets.

Mantan Markkinat

17.11. – 9.1. – Manta Christmas market will be held in the heart of the city at Havis Amanda square from November 17th until January 9th. You can buy food and beverages, Finnish bakery products, delicacies and handicrafts. Santa Claus will also visit the market.

Time: 17.11.2018 – 9.1.2019
Place: Havis Amanda
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Martin markkinat

24.–25.11. -The annual Estonian market is held at Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory ). Market offers Estonian handicrafts, food, music, films, literature and children’s theatre. The regions in focus of the year 2018 are Peipsinmaa and Vooremaa.

Time: 24.–25.11.2018, klo 10-17
Place: Kaapelitehdas
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Xmas Design Market WeeGee

24.-25.11. – Xmas Design Market WeeGee is organized by the Exhibition Centre WeeGee and Helsinki Design Week. This sales event offers design and fashion Christmas presents from numerous brands. Admission to the WeeGee museums during the event is free of charge.

Time: 24.-25.11.2018, 11-17
Place: WeeGee
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Korjaamo Christmas Market 2018

24.–25.11. -Korjaamo Christmas Market is a place to find unique, sustainable Finnish products and design for the Christmas.

Time: 24.–25.11.2018, 11–17
Place: Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
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Helsinki International Christmas market

24.11.-22.12. – Helsinki International Christmas market brings over 60 vendors from 17 countries to the Lasipalatsi square, offering wide selection of food and handicrafts. Father Christmas also visits the market regularly, among other pop-up´s including pony and horse carriage rides.

Time: 24.11.-22.12.2018
Place: Lasipalatsin square
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Design District Market

25.11. – Design District Market event gives you the opportunity to explore the collections of the design shops of Helsinki. A wide range of design companies will be showcasing their products, for example Paja, Lorukoru, Marita Huurinainen.

Time: 25.11.2018 klo 10.00 – 18.00.
Place: Old Student House
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Tuomaan Markkinat – Helsinki Christmas Market

1-22.12. – Tuomaan Markkinat – The Helsinki Christmas Market brings more than 100 stalls to Senate Square, located at the end of Aleksanterinkatu. Visitors can find Finnish design, Christmas decorations, handicrafts. The traditional Finnish Christmas drink, mulled wine – Glögi is also available on the market along with wide selection of food. A wood-heated sauna is open in the area.

Time: 1-22.12.2018
Place: Senate Square
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Annalan Joulutori

01.12. -Annala Garden, operated by Hyötykasviyhdistys, specializes in various kinds of useful plants, and will have their Christmas market in Annala Garden area. At this market you can find Christmas delicacies, handicrafts, Christmas decorations and also several own products from the garden as herbal tea and herb salt. Café is open during the market.

Time: 01.12.2018, 11.00–15.00
Place: Annala garden

Hakaniemen Maalaismarkkinat

2. 12. – Christmas Market at Hakaniemi Square brings together farmers´and a garden market, delicacies, handicrafts which are self made or raised. Street food is also available.

Time: 2. 12.2018, 10.00 – 16.00
Place: Hakaniemi square
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Ornamo Design Christmas 2018

7.–9.12.– Ornamo’s annual Design Christmas Market will take place at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki (Cable Factory). The three-day event is a market to explore Finnish design, textiles, glass and ceramic art, fashion and other lifestyle products.

Time: 7.–9.12.2018, fri 15–19, sat 10–19, sun 10–18.
Place: Kaapelitehdas
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Wanha Satama Christmas

5.-9.12.- Wanha Satama Christmas is a visual Christmas event for the whole family. The event is featuring Christmas market, Christmas carols, workshops for children, Santa Claus, bouncy castle and much more.

Time: 5.-9.12.2018, wed 10-18, thu 10-17, fri-sat 10-18, sun 10-17
Place: Wanha Satama
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Helsinki Christmas Market at Old Student House

15.-22.12. –The traditional Christmas Market has opened every Christmas time already over 30 years at Old Student House. Selection of high-quality Finnish handicrafts, created by many talented Finnish designers and artisans will be available on two floors.

Time: 15.-22.12.2018, mon-fri 11-20, sat-sun 11-18
Place: Old Student House
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Teurastamo Christmas Market

15.-16.12. – Teurastamo Christmas will offer traditional Christmas delights but also some more rare and exotic flavors in tastings and in the restaurants. You can as well find some kitchen products. You can relax in the area in many ways and also listen to beautiful Christmas music. Kids can have a pony ride. The market venue is an old abattoir courtyard (Teurastamo).

Time: 15.-16.12.2018, sat 10-17, sun 11-16
Place: Teurastamo
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See also our article about other events in November.

Images: Helsinki Marketing, Ornamo and Tuomaan markkinat. (click image for details.) Featured image: Jussi Hellsten / Tuomaan markkinat.