Under the Christmas Lights

The Christmas Season in Turku starts during the last weekend in November when the christmas lights will be lit on the pedestrian street and around the the city. Also the Christmas Tree of Turku Cathedral will get its delightful lights that will continue to shine through the whole christmas time.

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting also the events during christmas time. Further information about the events will be given at the end of November.

The Christmas lights were lit for the first time in 1948 over the part of Yliopistonkatu that is between Aurakatu and Humalistonkatu. The Christmas Street immediately acquired a permanent position among the Christmas celebrations of Turku residents and the grand annual opening became a long-awaited event for everyone in the city.