November 28, 2015

Helsinki Christmas Markets 2015

Christmas time is here with several markets around the city

Pastries, handicrafts and decorations

All I want for Christmas is loads of sweets, pastries, glögi and an huge Christmas dinner. It is that time of the year again when you wish you hadn’t eaten that much and at the same time you love all the flavors you are surrounded by around Christmas time. All the lucky people in Helsinki and visiting Helsinki in December have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to Christmas markets. We favor the ones with interesting eats.


The power of the people made Karhupuisto Christmas Market happen 
Karhupuisto, 00530 Helsinki
Sun 6th, Sat 12th – Sun 13th and Sat 19th of December from 10am until 6pm
Facebook Event


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Power of the people made Christmas Market at the Bear Park come alive. The market is a result of an individual feedback and the outcome will harness the spirit of the Restaurant Day. There is no organizer of the event and everyone is welcome to open up a shop, offer their very own goodies and delicacies or bring joy and laughter with some entertainment. The event lives all the time on Facebook and so far (28th Nov) there are 95 different cafés, restaurants, shops, artists and handicrafts joined for the market. There will be anything you can imagine available at the market. It is amazing to see so many local entrepreneurs and individuals showcasing their product offering and talent. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious food, Christmas treats and do some shopping. To mention a few the following eats will be present at the market:

Good Life Coffee – coffee, mulled wine and treats
Cafe Pequeño
The Smoothie Peddler – smoothies
Kallion Panimo brewery – brewmasters christmas treats
Otetaan Chillisti – chili jam
Saura ohjelmapalvelu – soup, mulled wine and coffee
Hodarifillari – gourmet hot dogs
Lähiherkku –
Herkkuliike A. Rolig – Christmas pastries
Soul Mama’s Kitchen – seitan ham, gourmet treats, handicraft sweets and vegan pastries
Bergga – gineger mulled wine, mulled wine cake, Christmas muffins etc.
Fafa’s BBQ Smokery – brisket and pastrami burgers, bbq meats to take home
Cookie Loves Candy – German gingerbread and cookies, caramels and other treats
Chotto Matte – chaga tea and treats
My Dear Kitchen in Helsinki – sweet and savoury delicacies
The Bold and the Beautiful cafe – vendace from Puruvesi

Story: The name says it all – the biggest
Location: Senaatintori, 00170 Helsinki
Open: 4th until 22nd Dec, every day 11am until 10pm, food court on Fri and Sat until 10pm
Facebook Event
@tuomaanmarkkinat #tuomaanmarkkinat


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Helsinki Christmas Market is the most popular one in Helsinki and as they say “The Christmas Market of All Times”. The market was refreshed last year and amazingly 150 000 people visited the market. The market features many types of entertainment and shopping opportunities. The most unique characteristics of the market are the Dutch Carousel, Christmas Sauna and the food court of course. The Carousel is there for anyone to enjoy free of charge. The Christmas Sauna at the inner yard of the Bock house is definitely something to experience combined with the refreshments of the Winter Terrace. We must give some more space for the eats. It is like a street food circus with a Christmas theme. So many different things to try out and explore. We recommend visiting the food court many times day and night. There will be 40 something eats and delicacy shops at the Helsinki Christmas Market. We have chosen a few interesting ones to be highlighted here.

Kolmon3n – The other of the main restaurants at the market coming from Kallio
Harjun makkaratehdas – sausages and mulled wine
Stadin tarhaajat ja hunajafrendit – local honey
Arctic Choc – local organic, gluten free handmade quality chocolate including no additives or harmful preservatives
Brooklyn Café & Brklyn Bakery – cupe cakes, coffee and mulled wine
Jukolan Juusto – Finnish handmade cheddar cheese
Puurohullu – Christmas porridge from whole grains and birch sap raw chocolate
Soil Xmas Room – The other of the main restaurant at the market coming from Punavuori
Levant – Falafel, meze and salads
Social Food – The best burger in town?
Street Gastro X Carelian Bike – combo of gourmet sandwiches and traditional Finnish Carelian pies

Other Christmas Markets

Traditional Christmas market with a kick ass bbq
Location: Töölönkatu 51 a-b, 00250 Helsinki
Open: 5th – 6th and 12th – 13th December from 11am until 5pm
Facebook Event
@korjaamohki #korjaamonjoulumarkkinat

Kick start for Christmas from the Helsinki Food District
Location: Työpajankatu 2, 00580 Helsinki
19th – 20th December from 10am until 4pm
Facebook Event
@teurastamo #teurastamonjoulumarkkinat

The funniest Christmas market
Location: Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki
11th – 20th December Mon-Fri 11am until 7pm and Sat-Sun 11am until 6pm
Facebook Event
@kaapelinjoulu #kaapelinjoulu