Christmas City Turku gathers together the most important elements of Finnish Christmas: the Old Great Square Christmas Market in Turku, the Christmas tree of Turku Cathedral, lots of Christmas events and, as a culmination, the Declaration of Christmas Peace to make the whole of Finland calm down. Christmas in Turku begins with a common great opening weekend on 1–2 December and continues till January 13, Saint Knut’s Day, giving Christmas mood and feelings to people of all ages.
The event will be broadcast on television on Christmas Eve
The theme of Ecumenical Christmas this year is ”Living in harmony makes room”. The event will especially highlight the prevention of exclusion and inequality. The humanitarian message will be delivered by rap artist and author Karri Miettinen, alias Paleface, in the event which is organized already for the 25th time at the Turku Cathedral on 12 December, 2018.