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Christmas magic and atmosphere in Kuopio

Let`s start waiting for Christmas! Here in Kuopio we start holiday time with the Christmas season`s opening at the Market Place on Saturday 19.11. at 11 am – 4 pm. 

In addition to this there are many other Christmas events in Kuopio in November and December, such as Christmas fairs and countryside own holiday events. Also the market alley of Pikku Pietari opens its snowy gates for Christmas guests on 9.–11.12 and 16.–18.12. Let`s not forget the Finland`s most wonderful Christmas Market Place, which atmosphere, smells and lights we can enjoy 

In 2021 Kuopio Christmas Market Place was vouted as the most wonderful Christmas Market Place in Finland. Photo: Wille Markkanen

Pick to your calendar from the list below some preferable events to bring some light and Christmas spirit in this dark time of the year: 

Christmas Season`s opening at Kuopio Market Place 19.11. from 11 am to 4 pm

In the program: switching on the lights on the Christmas tree, performances on stage, fireworks and the most expected guests of the day - Santa Claus and his wife!

Christmas Village & Market 26.-27.11.

Shopping Center Herman, Leväsentie 2
Christmas event for the whole family. Local handicraft professionals and small companies introduce and sell their products. In the program also Magician, Uppo-Nalle Teddybear and music performances.

Design Christmas Fair 26.–27.11. from 10 am to 4 pm

Design Union, Piispankatu 8
Traditional Design Christmas Fair in the idyllic Bishop`s house. Fair offers quality gift products for children and adults made by handicraft professionals and small companies. In addition to that there is a cafe, music performances by children and youth, gift packing workshop and horse riding.

Old Christmas in Steiner school Virkkula 26.11. from 10 am to 2 pm

Asemakatu 3
Christmas event for the whole family in Steiner school Virkkula. There are different workshops of handicrafts and baking, music, candle molding, Christmas songs performances at 10.30 am, 11.30 am and 12.30 am. Also: cafe, flea market, baked goods sale (take some cash with you).

Karttula Christmas Season`s opening and Fair 26.11. at 10 am

Karttula Market Place and the old Municipal Hall 
Fair at the Market Place and in the old Municipal Hall. Christmas Season`s opening starts at the Market Place at 3 pm: switching on Christmas lights, pony riding, visit of Santa Claus. 

Kuopio Christmas Design Market 3.- 4.12. from 11 am to 4 pm

Sawohouse Underground, Tarhakuja 1
Charming Christmas event of Finnish design. You can meet products`makers, buy Christmas gifts and make them yourselves. Besides, you can enjoy your own KDM-drink and tasty buffet lunch in the restaurant.

Pikku Pietari Market Alley 9.–11.12 and 16.–18.12. 

Hatsalankatu 24 / Puistokatu 21
Idyllic and peaceful market alley offers a pleasant experience in the middle of Christmas fuss. In the Christmas barns you can find the most beautiful gifts. The whole family will enjoy smells and delicacies in the Christmas cafe. Get some Christmas spirit from the market alley!

Kuopio Christmas Market Place 9.-20.12.

Kuopio Market Place

Inspiration for Christmas decorations, food and gifts 

Come to Kuopio Community College courses to get some ideas for Christmas gifts, food and decorations or just to to get some holiday atmosphere. Get to know Christmas short courses in the Community College:  Christmas short courses 2022 

You can find some tips for atmospheric Christmas time in Kuopio also here:

We wish everyone an atmospheric Christmas waiting