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    The path of Christmas 2022 is magical

    The Path of Christmas in the center of Turku and in the member stores of Turku Center takes place on the 26.11-24.12.2022.


    See below our pre-Christmas video!

    A magical Christmas spreads to the entire center of Turku

    This year the theme of Turku Center’s Path of Christmas event ensemble is A magical Christmas of elves

    The Path of Christmas begins traditionally, with the fairy-tale like Christmas opening ceremony on Saturday, the 26th of November. This year the fairy-tale like opening day of Christmas consists of magic and art. There will also be the traditional Christmas parade. The parade takes off from the shores of Aura river, and heads to the Market Square via pedestrian street. The opening ceremony is concluded by an amusing, magic-filled show.

    TIMETABLE FOR THE 26th of NOVEMBER

    MARKET SQUARE

    11:30 Åbo svenska teater’s choir performs
    12:00 Revelation of the Christmas ball
    12:00-14:00 TPS and Jore-bear tour the city center

    17:00-18:00 Opening of Christmas Season on Pedestrian Street and Market Square

    The Christmas Parade will arrive via Pedestrian Street to Market Square

    The lights on the Pedestrian street and the Market Square will be turned on
    Ultra Vixen Hooptroop -show

    HANSAKORTTELI (THALIA TORI)

    11:30-15:30 Lemmikit ry’s action course for kids

    11:45-13:00 Circus artists
    12:00-14:00 TPS ja Jore-bear tour the city center

    13:00-14:00 Magicisian Marko Poskiparta tours the city center

    14:00 Circus performance – handstand Vilma Turku

    15:00 Circus performance – handstand Vilma Turku
    16:00-16:30 Ville Viking tours the city center. Starting point at Hansakortteli

    PEDESTRIAN STREET

    12:00-14:00 TPS ja Jore-bear tour the city center

    12:30-14:30 Alpacas on Pedestrian Street

    FORUM KORTTELI

    12:00-14:00 TPS ja Jore-bear tour the city center
    12:30-14:30 Elves’ show for kids
    13:00-14:00 Magicisian Marko Poskiparta tours the city center
    16:00-16:30 Ville Viking tours the city center. Starting point at Hansakortteli

    WIKLUND

    14:00 The Grinch – Christmas movie in Wauditorio
    18:00- 21:00 Saxophonist Jari Jämsä and DJ Jere at Walo Rooftop Bar

    19:00-21:00 Voice of Finland- contender Kelly Draffan in Trattoriassa

    THE GRAND OLD MARKET SQUARE

    11:00-17:00 The Christmas Market at the Old Grand
    Market Square

    The time of Christmas and the magic of lights event takes place on the 3rd of December. This event invites the city residents to see the various light art displays, and tour the member stores of Turku Center. Elf girls gather on the Market Square every hour, and hand out a limited amount of flyers. The flyers can be taken to the city center stores, where they will be exchanged for a fabric bag. Some of the bags hold amazing  gift cards. The flyers are also lottery tickets for a lottery draw, that includes tempting prizes.

    The 10th of December is the magical activity day of elf children. This event holds activities for families. On the event day the Market Square and the indoor spaces around the Market Square offer many  different ways to enjoy the magic of Christmas. The Market Square is a stage for Christmas-themed dancing and singing performances.

    On the Market Square children can pet animals in the spirit of Christmas, and meet Santa Claus. This year Santa Claus has a labeled North Pole mailbox. People can leave letters for Santa in the mailbox. Those who leave a letter, take part in a lottery draw that holds surprise prizes. The winners can pick their prizes up in the center area stores.

    The member stores of Turku Center will set up activity workshops in the indoor spaces of the blocks around the Market Square. Children will get the chance to participate in a magical elf orienteering during the day, according to each family’s own schedule.

    There are things to do and see around the city center. The schedule below will be updated as Christmas approaches. Welcome to the city center!

    26th of NovThe fairy-tale like Christmas opening
    The lights on the Turku Cathedral´s
    Christmas tree will be turned on
    The Christmas parade
    The lights on the Pedestrian street and
    the Market Square will be turned on
    Christmas programme in the member
    stores of the Turku Center
    Christmas programme on the Market Square
    https://www.turku.fi/kauppatori/joulu
    The good mood Christmas opening at Wiklund
    https://www.wiklundturku.fi/wiklundin-joulu
    The Christmas Market at the Old Grand
    Market Square
    https://www.suurtorinjoulumarkkinat.fi
    3rd of DecTime of Christmas and magic of light
    The Path of Light-a light art ensemble
    https://www.turku.fi/valonpolku
    Christmas programme on the Market Square
    https://www.turku.fi/kauppatori/joulu
    The Christmas Market at the Old Grand
    Market Square
    http://www.suurtorinjoulumarkkinat.fi
    10th of DecActivity day of Elf Children
    Activity workshops in the member stores of
    the Turku Center, the locations will be listed
    before the event
    Christmas programme for families on
    the Market Square
    https://www.turku.fi/kauppatori/joulu
    An elf orieentering event for families in
    the city center
    The Christmas Market at the Old Grand
    Market Square
    http://www.suurtorinjoulumarkkinat.fi
    13th of Dec13th of December, St Lucia’s Day and
    St Lucia at Hansakortteli
    14th of December, St Lucia on
    the Market Square
    17th of December, St Lucia at the Market Hall
    17th-18th
    of Dec
    Programme on the Market Square
    https://www.turku.fi/kauppatori/joulu
    The Christmas Market at the Old Grand
    Market Square
    http://www.suurtorinjoulumarkkinat.fi
    24th of DecThe Market Square is open from 7 a.m to 12 p.m
    The Declaration of Christmas Peace at 12 p.m