Late Night Shopping at Design District Helsinki

Late Night Shopping event organized by Design District Helsinki is an extended shopping hour evening within the Design District that is taking place six times per year. The event provides all design enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to find great design bargains and take part in special events during the evening. The participating small businesses will [...]

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Kiasma Hits

13th Collection Exhibition | 2nd floor 27.9.2013 – 19.1.2014, 3rd floor 27.9.2013 – 7.9.2014 Classics of Finnish contemporary art are presented alongside famous international artworks as well as the latest acquisitions from the Kiasma collection. The Kiasma Hits exhibition pays tribute to the 15-year-old museum and to contemporary Finnish art. The show includes impressive art [...]

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Mad about Helsinki!

The new exhibition of the Helsinki City Museum presents favorite places of Helsinki residents in the context of Helsinki’s past. The exhibition Mad about Helsinki can be seen in the main building of Helsinki City Museum at Sofiankatu 4. The themes of the exhibition Mad about Helsinki partly revolve around special places in the city [...]

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Lux Helsinki 4.1.- 8.1.

The urban event Lux Helsinki offers experiences for all the senses during the darkest time of the year, from Saturday 4 January to Wednesday 8 January 2014. An exciting and surprising route consisting of twelve installation sites will lead visitors along the shore of Töölönlahti bay, past the National Opera’s amphitheatre, Hesperia Park, the National [...]

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Christmas events in Helsinki

Christmas events bring light and joy The Christmas season begins in Helsinki when the lights are turned on along the traditional Christmas street Aleksanterinkatu at the end of November. During the run-up to the holidays, shoppers flock to the Christmas markets throughout the city. The Christmas spirit can also be enjoyed by attending one of [...]

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Opening of Aleksanterinkatu Christmas Street 2013

The Christmas Street opens with official ceremonies. The Christmas lights will be lit at 15:00. This will be preceded by a programme of events on Senate Square starting from 14:00. The square will feature stalls run by local charitable organisations selling traditional joulupuuro or rice pudding, warm cordial and gingerbread. Santa Claus will arrive accompanied [...]

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Helsinki International UB Horse Show 2013

The Helsinki International Horse Show is the biggest annual indoor event for horse lovers in Finland. In the programme e.g. show jumping, dressage, western show and a special show for children. Event time 17.10.2013 – 20.10.2013 More: www.helsinkihorseshow.fi/en/  

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Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair 6.10. – 12.10.

The Baltic Herring Fair at the Market Square is Helsinki’s oldest traditional event, taking place this autumn on 6–12 October 2013. The Herring Market has been organised since 1743, as far as we know. At one time, the Helsinki Herring Market had a particular significance for the price of fish, as the price of salted [...]

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Helsinki Archipelago

Dining out in the Helsinki Archipelago

Having once been accused of a lack of imagination, of being bland and boring, Helsinki cuisine has made great strides in recent years, garnering rave reviews from food critics in international media such as the New York Times and Le Figaro of France. Effectively managing the influences of neighboring Scandinavia in the west, and Russia [...]

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Helsinki Festival 16.8.-1.9.

Finland’s biggest multi-arts festival fills Helsinki with an exciting programme. This major two-week event presents a wide range of events to domestic and foreign audiences, from classical music to pop and world music, from theatre to contemporary dance, and from the visual arts to cinema and children’s events. Related events include Art goes Kapakka, which [...]