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Enjoying Christmas Time in Helsinki

Christmas is full on in Helsinki! Seasonal lights and Christmas decorations have been put out and bring sparkle and glow into our grey winter darkness. Snow is yet to come, we all hope to get a white covering for Christmas, fingers crossed.helsinki_christmasmarketsEvery year I tend to go for a walk in Helsinki city centre to see the Christmas lights and to get into the holiday mood. Come and Continue reading

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Soaking up Christmas Spirit at Helsinki Christmas Markets

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Helsinki! The city centre is beautifully illuminated with seasonal lights and Christmas Markets opened their doors on the weekend.fotor_148088580251014Already a couple of weeks ago I took a head start to the Christmas season exploring Copenhagen’s atmospheric Christmas Markets and admiring Copenhagen’s festive city lights and decorations. So I was getting a bit anxious waiting for Continue reading


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Christmas Twinkle and Festive Helsinki City Lights

Holiday decorations and Christmas lights are currently truly at their best as Christmas is only a few weeks away. As we do not have any snow in Helsinki yet, the seasonal lights and decorations do bring plenty of sparkle and glow into our grey winter darkness.

This the darkest time of the year in Finland as we have very little day light, only less than 6 hours a day: in Helsinki the sun rises at  9.14 am and sets already at 3.12 pm. No sunshine, just cloudy and rainy. Even if the weather is cold, dark, windy and wet I decided to venture out in search of Christmas spirit and illumination in Helsinki city centre.

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Christmas season in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, traditionally begins in late November when the festive holiday lights are switched on along the Christmas Street of Aleksanterinkatu, the main shopping street in the heart of the city. Continue reading


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Soaking up Christmas Spirit at Helsinki Christmas Markets

Magical Christmas season has arrived in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and the city is filled with plenty of opportunities to capture Christmas spirit and meet Santa Claus in person.

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While other people spend their time shopping for Christmas presents at busy Helsinki city centre shopping centres, department stores and boutiques, I prefer taking Continue reading