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Short break in Helsinki before Christmas

Short break in Helsinki before Christmas

Helsinki  is full of Christmas events on these two December weekends. A perfect way to get on the Christmas spirit is to visit one fo the Christmas concerts. Another traditional way is to visit one of the Christmas markets. 

  • Traditional market outside St.Thomas Christmas market at Senate Square 2-22.12.: open daily from 11am to 8pm
  • Handicraft market of female artesans 6.-10.12. at Katajanokka Makasiinit (next to the hotel, entrance 5€/person)
  • Finnish handicrafts at Cable Factory's new Christmas Festival 9-11.12. and 16-18.12.; Fri 12am-8pm , Sat&Sun 10am-6pm

An a cappella concert  or dance circus is included in our weekend package. You may choose one of the following: 

  • on Saturdays at 2pm in the Alexander Theatre: Fork Revolution concert of  a cappella group Fork. These four singers are known for the great voices, great attitude and great humor.
  • 16. and 17.12. at 3pm and 7pm in Finlandia Hall: Christmas concert of Rajaton a cappella group. Rajaton ia another famous Finnish a cappellla group, founded in 1997. Their motto is "voice is boundless", which well describes the way this six-voice a cappella ensemble approaches music.
  • Circus PLAY by Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth available on 2.,9. and 16.12. at 1pm or 5pm

Fazer   is best known for their chocolate but their product selection is much wider than confectionary also including bakery and catering products. In the autumn of 2016, Fazer celebrated its 125th anniversary by opening a visitor centre at their factory Fazerila in Vantaa.The Fazer Visitor Centre has been designed by Finnish architects K2S, and the construction work was carried out by SRV. The visitor experience at the centre has been designed by Ateljé Sotamaa. 

On a guided tour in English you will get to know Fazer in a fun, new and inspiring way - using all of your five senses.The guided tour will take one hour and each paying visitor will get a bag filled with product samples including candies, bread and chewing gum. Nice snack package for your stay in Helsinki. Please note! There is a cafeteria and also a shop for the guests offering a great chance to purchase some delicious gifts to be taken back home.

 

CHRISTMAS WEEKEND IN HELSINKI

Accommodation:  

  • Hotel Katajanokka, in double rooms

Meals:  

  • 2xbreakfast, dinner table bookings

Transportation:

  • airport transfers, transfer to Fazer visitor centre, 24h public transportation ticket with the Helsinki Card

Entrance:

  • Helsinki Card includes entrance tickets to major museums as well as an audio-guied city sightseeing tour

Program:  sample

Friday  1.12./8.12./15.12.

  • arrival at the airport
  • airport transfer
  • visit to St. Thomas market at the Senate square
  • 20-22 pm table booking for example at restaurant Shelter on the way back to your hotel 

Saturday 2.12./9.12./16.12.

  • breakfast
  • self-guided sightseeing,  an audio sightseeing tour at 11am-12.45pm or visiting the Cable Fatory Christmas Festival for example from 10am
  • 2pm an a cappella concert in the Alexander Theatre (alternatively 16.12. Rajaton at 3or 5pm)
  • dinner table booking for example at restaurant Demo (with a Michelin star) or Bröd (urban bistro) close to the Alexander theatre

Sunday 3.12./10.12./17.12.

  • breakfast
  • time for a morning walk or a morning swim outdoors at Allas Seapool
  • 1.15pm transfer from the hotel
  • 2pm guided visit to the Fazer visitor centre
  • 4pm arrival at the airport
  • flight back home

Please note! This is a self-guided weekend package. Before the arrival you will receive vouchers with information. Tickets will be either given to you from the hotel reception or sent to you in advance.

 

Category Tours
Events
Location Helsinki area
Price 634,50€ for two people, 1520€ for 6, 1716,50 for 7 and 1972,30 for 8 people
Prices for children extra beds available, ask for family price
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Group size max 8
Month December
Timing Fri-Sun in December
Duration 2 days
Meals Half-pension:breakfast+dinner
Accomodation in double hotel rooms
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