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Tampere Christmas Market and other Christmas events


Tampere Christmas Market Dec 4-22, 2020

Tampere Christmas Market fills the Central Square with warm and cozy Christmas atmosphere! Little wooden booths are filled with handicrafts, design, jewellery, treats, toys and much more from Finland and abroad. You can also try the delicious dishes and snacks of the cafes and restaurants on the area or enjoy the daily programme. Tampere Christmas Market is like another world in the center of Tampere.

This year the corridors of the market have been widened to make it easier to keep your distance. Safety recommendations and hygiene instructions are prominently displayed in the market. Each cottage also has a security plexiglass between the seller and the customer.

You can read more about Tampere Christmas market here

Tallipiha Stable Yards’ Christmas Nov 21 – Dec 23, 2020

In the beautiful wooden houses 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. Children will enjoy the pretty carousel in the yard and petting the farm animals in the stable. You can read more about Tallipiha Stable Yards here!

Ratina’s Christmas time Dec 1 – 23, 2020

Tampere’s most versatile shopping center is ready for Christmas. You will find everything you need conveniently in one place, in the heart of Tampere. Lovely fashion for all ages, quality decorating gifts, a wide variety of delicacies, grocery stores, clothing, and beauty and health gifts. Ratina now also has the best toy store in the city center, XS Toys! Welcome to easy and safe Christmas shopping. You can apply for a disposable face mask from the info point for the duration of the visit.

Father Christmas will be in Ratina on Sundays on Dec 6, Dec 13 and 20 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturdays, the Quartet Sonore String Quartet from 1 to 4 p.m.

Read up-to-date information on Christmas shopping and shopping at Ratina.

Market Hall’s Christmas 

December’s Market Hall leads us towards the Christmas feel. Glasses full of warm mulled wine and lovely season’s delicacies!

You can read more about Market Hall here.

Designtori Dec 11 – 13, 2020

Designtori presenting Finnish design and brands, will spread to shops in the city center, to the website (in Finnish), and the programme of the event can be followed on Facebook. Interesting programme also online!

G Livelab Tampere winter terrace 

G Livelab Tampere opens the winter terrace on Friday Dec 4. The glass terrace, which opens onto the shores of Tammerkoski in the yard of the music club, will have six glass-built terrace cottages for customer use. The six-square-meter greenhouse-style terrace cottages allow you to spend the evening in your own group of 2-6 people. The terrace cottages are carefully cleaned and ventilated between each visit.

The first weekend of December 4-5 you can come to the winter terrace without an appointment and the terrace cottage can be used free of charge. From Dec 6 onwards, G Livelab will charge an hourly usage fee of 20 euros.

Reservations for terrace cottages:
p. +358 50 590 5628

Christmas atmosphere with treats

The fact is that locals of Tampere love doughnuts any time of the year! The best doughnuts of Tampere are made by Pyynikki Observation Tower’s café. You can get your hands on these delicious treats at Central Square at the Tampere Christmas Market or at their own cafe at the edge of Central Square. You can also enjoy these treats at their birthplace in Pyynikki Observation Tower. Buy your doughnut and cup of coffee and climb to the top to see the frozen views! If you want to experience the Christmas feeling in don’t forget to check out these charming cafés!  


Find out Christmas events from our event calendar!