Kickoff to Christmas on December 1

December 1 marks the traditional Kickoff to Christmas in the city centre. It starts with a parade featuring bands, dance and circus troupes, fairytale characters, domestic animals, and much more.

The parade stops at the Tampere Central Square, which hosts a variety of activities and attractions for the whole family: live music, face painting, pony rides, ice sculptures, just to name a few. And of course you get to meet Santa Claus too!

Plenty of winter activity in Tampere

Tampere heartily welcomes you to visit in the wintertime. The brightly lit streets invite you to do some shopping, get souvenirs, enjoy concerts, maybe see a christmas circus show – or whatever your heart desires. Check out what’s going on from our English pages: