Have a unique Christmas experience in Finland

Do you remember those good old Christmases filled with laughter and genuine holiday spirit? Well guess what – they’re back for good and it’s all free of charge!

Tampere is an old and idyllic but still very modern city in the central part of Southern Finland. The people of Tampere are bringing back the real spirit of Christmas for all of us to enjoy. The Tampere Christmas Market is definitely  worth seeing during your visit in Finland. It's an ecologically friendly event for the whole family and a perfect complement to the city’s other Christmas events.

Events and vendors from both nearby and far away

The Christmas Market offers relaxing moments and a merry atmosphere, performances to raise your holiday spirits to the fullest. The many artists and craftspeople present and sell their unique Finnish artworks and products. It's a great place to find good souvenirs and Christmas presents!

From 2009 on, vendors from Essen, Germany have brought a touch of central European Christmas atmosphere to Tampere. Now the Christmas Market is even more  international, with vendors arriving from Chemnitz as well as from Essen.


The Tampere Christmas Market is open from 31st November to 22nd December 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm.

Doghnut Cafe is open from 10 am to 7 pm and Glühwein restaurant is open from 11 am to 8 pm.

How to get in Tampere?

Getting here is not a problem; in fact, you probably won’t even want to leave Tampere once you’re here.

Tampere is located in Southern Finland some 170 km north-west of Helsinki, capital of the country. Both domestic and international travel connections to Tampere are excellent. The city is within easy reach by air, by land and in summer, even by water! 

By plane

Tampere has an airport with direct flights to and from Stockholm and Helsinki. There’s a bus connection from the airport to the city centre, which is right next to the Central Square (where the Christmas Market is located).

Visit Tampere Transportation-info.

By train

Trains to Tampere depart from almost all the major cities in Finland. For example, the trip from Helsinki to Tampere takes less than two hours.

Visit Tampere Transportation-info.

By bus

Buses to Tampere depart from many Finnish cities, for example, Helsinki, Turku and Oulu. Tampere’s public transportation takes you where ever you want to go within the city. Jump on a local bus and explore the city!

Visit Tampere Transportation-info.

Maps and brochures

Welcome to Tampere, we hope you enjoy your stay! Here you'll find the maps and brochures of Tampere.






Christmas Market programs are free to access. Welcome!

30 November

The Tampere Christmas Market opens at 11 am. Opening program on the stage at 5 pm: host Tarja Jykylä, Deputy Mayor of Tampere Johanna Loukaskorpi, Santa Claus, performance "Hetki ennen Joulua": excerpts from the upcoming show (Tampere Hall and Healing theatre), Tango Royal Johannes Vatjus

1 December

Opening of Tampere Christmas from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Christmas prade starts at Hämeenpuisto park at 2 pm and will be at Central Square at 2:20 pm. The lights of the Christmas tree will be lighted up at 2:20 pm. Laura Voutilainen & Higher Ground Vocal perform at 3:15 pm.

2 December

The recitation performance and troubadur by Hatanpää upper secondary school in Glühwein restaurant at 6:30 pm.

3 December

Suvi Karjula & Tero Kaario perform in Glühwein restaurant at 6 pm.

4 December

Natunen & Nakari perform Christmas carols in Glühwein restaurant at 6 pm.

5 December

6 December

Independence Day

Independence Day Reception Party at Frenckell Square at 5 pm.

7 December

8 December

Ev.lut parish choirs perform on the stage from 12 to 16. Parish choirs bring Christmas atmosphere for about 15 minutes performances.

The recitation performance by Hatanpää upper secondary school on the stage at 5:30 pm.

The large choir of upper secondary schools of Pirkanmaa performs on the stairs of Christmas Market at 6 pm.

9 December

10 December

The most beutiful Christmas carols in Glühwein restaurant at 7 pm. Come to sing Christmas carols! Organized by Ev.lut parish. A voluntary offering.

11 December

Heavy metal Star singers of Hatanpää upper secondary school on the stage at 6 pm.

12 December

Johanna Debreczeni & Mirka Dojan perform on the stage at 5 pm.

Troubadurs of Hatanpää upper secondary school perform in Glühwein restaurant at 6 pm.

13 Decembre

Vatiala Choir performs on the stage at 1 pm.

Duo Leuku and Näätä perform Christmas songs on the stage at 6 pm.

14 December

Picantus Choir performs on the stage at 4:30 pm and 5:15 pm.

15 December

Christmas Market kids day from 10 am to 2 pm.

Veera Degerholm performs on the stage at 10, 10.45, 11.30, 12.15, 13, 13.45.

Vocal group Dominutz performs on the stage at 4 pm.

16 December

17 December

Mikko Alatalo sings and make us singing in Glühwein restaurant at 5 pm and 7 pm.

18 December

Katri Metso & Silja Kuoppala perform on the stage at 5 pm and 6 pm.

19 December

Starlings & Katri Metso perform on the stage at 5 pm and 6 pm.

20 December

Sanna, Stella and Aino sing and play in Glühwein restaurant at 4:30 pm.

Choir Cantarelli performs on the stage at 6 pm.

21 December

22 December

The Christmas Market and Glühwein restaurant closes at 7 pm.