Christmas Walk

Departure: Tourist Information
Aurakatu 2
20100 Turku

Please note

  • Tickets can be purchased on Visit Turku Shop Online or from Turku Tourist Information.
  • Bookings can be made for guided tours for groups.
The latest member of the Visit Turku WALK family is a walking tour on Saturdays in December which will introduce participants to the Fabulous Aura River, the Old Great Square and Christmas markets (on the first three tours), the cathedral, how Christmas is celebrated in Turku and Finland and finally to spend some quiet moments in the Holy Ghost Church.

Dates: 2 December, 9 December, 16 December, 30 December & 6 January, from 11 am - 12.30 pm.
Price: 10€/person
Commentary on the tour is in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Christmas Walk in Turku

At the Old Great Square Christmas Market you’ll find the inviting allure of a traditional atmosphere, Christmas products, fairytales, dancing, music and busy market vendors, providing pleasure for the whole family.

Located in the Old Great Square is Brinkkala Mansion, well known as the location for the declaration of the Christmas peace. The Christmas peace has been declared throughout Finland from the balcony of Brinkkala in Turku every Christmas Eve at 12-noon since 1886.

The Christmas tree has been placed every year in front of Turku Cathedral. The cathedral tree has a long tradition, with the first illuminated trees introduced as early as 1900. To mark the celebration of Christmas in Turku the tree is erected from the beginning of December until 13th January.

The Christmas atmosphere in Turku is complimented by the Fabulous Aura River – a Christmas gift from the city of Turku to residents and tourists.

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit is located on Vähätori Square in the basement of the Julin block, built from the ruins of the Holy Spirit Church. The building was destroyed in a fire in the 1600’s, but the church was to again see the light of day, when in 1986 the remains of the cemetery were discovered in archaeological excavations.

Please note

  • Tickets can be purchased on Visit Turku Shop Online or from Turku Tourist Information.
  • Bookings can be made for guided tours for groups.

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Christmas Walk

This waking tour will introduce participants to the Fabulous Aura River, the Old Great Square and Christmas markets (on the first three tours), the cathedral, how Christmas is celebrated in Turku and Finland and finally to spend some quiet moments in the Holy Ghost Church.

Christmas Walk
  • Dates: 16 December, 30 December, 6 January
    from 11.00 to 12.30

  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Departure: Aurakatu 2, tourist office

  • Price: 10 €/person

Commentary on the tour is in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Visit Turku online shop or from the tourist office before the tour.