Feel the Magical Spirit of Christmas at the Old Great Square of Turku!

Turku during Christmas

As winter's darkness starts to deepen, Finland looks forward to the lights and magic of Christmas. Let the magical Old Great Square of Turku get you into the spirit of Christmas!

Christmas Market at the Old Great Square

Many cities in Finland have their own Christmas market, but one of the oldest are to be found in Turku! The Old Great Square fills with high quality handicrafts, Christmas delicacies and various music, theatre and circus performances during the four weekends before Christmas. Here you can meet the family of Santa Claus and the elves. Those wanting to share their Christmas wish list can visit Santa's workshop. Elves working there record all wishes to Santa's secret book. So do drop in – you wish may come true! While at the Old Great Square, make sure you go to some of the Christmas concerts. Get ready for a Chrismassy and magical atmosphere.

Dressed up as Santa in Turku

Get into the festive spirit with Blu

After pouring your heart to Santa and his elves elves, get together with your friends and enjoy lovely drinks in Grill it! bar at the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku. The hotel offers cosy surroundings that will get you into the festive spirit. What better way to help get through the chilly winter nights in Finland?

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