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Tampere Christmas Market and other Christmas events


Tampere Christmas Market Dec 4-22, 2021

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 in 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 20 – Dec 23, 2021

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 can pet the farm animals in the stable. You can read more about Tallipiha Stable Yards here!


Ratina’s Christmas time Nov 30 – Dec 23, 2021

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.

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


Christmas in Finlayson Area Nov 28, 2021 – Jan 6, 2022

In the heart of Tampere is Finlayson Area, filled with Christmas atmosphere. POP UP shops, Christmas lights, Advents Calendar and Christmas fairs offer a very merry Christmas spirit to all.


Hämenpuisto Christmas market Nov 26 – 28

Open Air Christmas Market in Hämeenpuisto offers local delicaties, handicrafts and lots of Christmas spirit for everybody!


Christmas of the Palace Milavida Nov 19, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022

Milavida Museum is offering a unique Christmas experience through concerts, guided tours, Christmas decoration workshops and lots more. EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL JAN 7 2022, CAFE AND MUSEUM OPEN.


The most beautiful Christmas window in Tampere Nov 28 – Dec 26

You can find the map of the most beautiful Christmas windows in Tampere here. Have a lovely walk through Tampere and vote for your favorite. You might win a gift card to one of the shops.


Cancelled: The Independence day party at Central Square

The festivities have been cancelled due to Covid-19. The houses around the Market place will be light up with festive lights around 5.30pm.


Christmas events near Tampere


Serlachius Museums invites kids and parents to a Christmas themed path in Taavetinsaari, a small island next to Museum Gösta. The Christmas path is open Nov 26 – Jan 6, 2022. The 8 art exhibitions take you for example to the world of science fiction in Art Odyssey -exhibition. You can also indulge yourself with a three course Christmas lunch in Restaurant Göstä!

Pirkkala Christmas opening Nov 26 –  27. Christmas program, gift shopping, Finnish treats in Suupan tori Market place.

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck in Sastamala invites you to have an adventure with the characters of Mauri Kunnas. The house is open also between Christmas and New Year.

In Liuttu Farmhouse in Kämmenniemi you can experience a true Farm Christmas in the café, yard with the monkeys and shop.

Luomajärvi Horse Inn invites you to celebrate Christmas with a warm feeling, horse rides and good food. Overnight stays and full Christmas holiday packages are also available.

From the Vaihmalan hovi Christmas market Nov 28 you can find great gifts, handcrafts and lots of Christmas spirit! From Vaihmanan hovi you can also order Christmas meal box, treat your friends with gifts or book a stay for the whole Christmas and enjoy all the program and meals prepared by Vaihmalan hovi!

In Sastamala you can admire the Nativity Scenes along Marttilankatu shop windows, for the 15th time.  The Christmas calendar events are organized around villages of Sastamala, for example in Karkku and Keikyä. Calendars are songs, handicrafts, little Christmassy activities where you can participate and enjoy.


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!

Updated: 27.12.2021