Christmas magic in Hämeenlinna
Over thirty Christmas concerts and a wide variety of Christmas events will be organized this year around our idyllic city. For the first time, Christmas market in central European style will be built at the city market square. The name of the whole event is Tulen ja Jään Joulu 2019, which means Fire and Ice Christmas 2019. Come and enjoy Christmas food and atmosphere! Also the magic of Christmas will be present at the Häme Castle, as the castle will be decorated with Christmas lights for two weeks this year!
CHRISTMAS MARKET AND EVENTS – read more here.
CHRISTMAS CONCERTS– read more here.
Christmas is the most important Christian holiday celebrated in Finland. It is a celebration of the birth of Jesus. The main event is Christmas Eve, 24 December. It is customary to bring home a Christmas tree and decorate it. Christmas gifts are usually exchanged on Christmas Eve. Finnish Christmas includes many traditional foods such as Christmas ham, rosolli, which is a beetroot salad, different casseroles, mince pies and ginger bread. At Christmas, Finns like to sing carols and spend time with family members and other loved ones.
(Source: InfoFinland: Joulu)