Finnish Christmas Markets

Winter is a magical time to visit Finland and the traditional Christmas markets make this time of year especially festive.

Finns love to celebrate the holiday season. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, beginning with ‘pikkujoulu’ (Little Christmas) parties in early December, the atmosphere is exuberant. Markets bustle with activity and are lit up at night, offering an abundance of unique gifts, delicious food and hot glögi (Finnish mulled wine) to take the chill out of the air.

Experience some wonderful Yuletide cheer and shop the markets for high-quality handmade goods, Finnish design and edible seasonal treats.

Here’s a list of Christmas markets in the biggest cities in Finland.



Depending on location, winter in Finland begins in November and can last up to five months, with temperatures ranging from a balmy zero to a lung-freezing minus 35.