Porvoo's idyllic Christmas is back. Buy a piece of Porvoo for Christmas from online stores in Porvoo and enjoy a magical Christmas atmosphere. Christmas is in Porvoo, welcome!
We follow the instructions of the National Institute for Health and Welfare ( THL) - only come if you are healthy, pay attention to safety distances, take care of hand and cough hygiene and wear a face mask indoors.
The City of Porvoo and the Santa Claus Foundation have entered into a partnership, which has made Porvoo the official City of Goodwill. Porvoo has long worked for an atmospheric Christmas, by associations, entrepreneurs and the city.
The Santa Claus Foundation's mission is to promote the well-being of the world's children and to develop and maintain a global image of Finland as a real Christmas country and as Santa's homeland.
With the partnership, Porvoo has also received its own elf, Fredrik Flodbåt, and his story can be found here.
In the Porvoo city centre area, a Christmas market area will be built for Christmas, in front of the old taxi station and city hall, on the southern side of the market square.
Ten small kiosks, Christmas trees and a chain carousel will be brought to the area. The Porvoo Christmas Market is open from 20 November to 21 December.
The market is open Mon-Thu 12-20 and Fri, Sat and Sun 10-18. (6.12. closed)
Tune into the Christmas atmosphere by visiting Finland's oldest home museum. Runeberg's home is dressed in a Christmas costume as it was in the Runebergs' day. Christmas trees and decorations in different parts of the house show how the mid-19th century bourgeois family celebrated Christmas.
At the same time, you can participate in our Christmas programme:
• Christmas-themed guided tours on Sundays (5th, 12th and 19th) in Finnish at 2 p.m. and Swedish at 1 p.m.
• Dimmer workshop in the workshop area of the yard building on Saturdays (4th, 11th and 18th) from 11:00 to 15:00.
• Christmas photography point in the showroom.
• Teatime at Runebergs (exhibition)
• Home Museum's own advent calendar for sale
You can also order a private Christmas guided tour of Runeberg's home for your group. Price 60 € + entrance fees. Book a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 040 489 9900.