The Christmas Path invites all the citizens to the city centre.
The Christmas Path is a combination of christmas lights, events and pretty shop window decorations during the entire Christmas season.
The City of Turku, some other organizations, and all the more than 300 members of Turun Ydinkeskustayhdistys (Turku city centre association) are participating in the Christmas Path.
1901–1907 Secretary of the Register Office H. Holmberg
1908 interim Secretary of the Register Office W. Westerlund
1909 Secretary of the Register Office L. Jönsson
1910–1912 Mayor Willebrandt
1913–1916 Secretary of the Register Office L. Jönsson
1917 Christmas Peace was not declared
1918 Secretary of the Register Office L. Jönsson
1919–1935 Secretary of the Register Office Y.S. Nilsson
1936–1938 Secretary of the Register Office Yrjö Iso-Puonti
1939 Christmas Peace was not declared
The Christmas tree of Turku Cathedral is a popular landmark during Christmas time, and many people attend the annual event of lighting up the tree’s lights.
This year the grand tree will be delivered and set up on Wed 25 November 2020 and the lights on the tree will be lit on the last weekend of November. The tree will shine its light throuhout the christmas time.
Persons who have brought a humanitarian/peace message have traditionally donated an object as a concrete symbol of their message. These objects are kept in the Brinkkala Mansion at the Old Great Square in a glass cabinet known as the Showcase for Peace. It is possible to go and see the objects during the opening hours of the mansion.
Also, the Declaration of Christmas Peace is read aloud to all of Finland from a balcony in the Brinkkala Mansion.
The Finnish Broadcasting Company will televise the ceremony of Ecumenical Christmas in Turku. The recording will be broadcast on Yle TV1 on Christmas Eve, approximately one hour before noon when the Declaration of Christmas Peace is read.
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.
This year’s tree was found in Tammialho in Masku, on the residential plot of Antti Koivisto.
Send a warm christmas wish and a message from Christmas City Turku!
Send a beautiful picture of Turku as a Christmas greeting! You can choose between three different pictures.
Special Services at Churches on the Independence Day at 10 a.m.
Christmas City Turku opens to its full dimension on Saturday, the 30th of November.
The switching on the lights of the Christmas tree of Turku Cathedral starts Christmas City Turku events. The traditional Christmas tree of Turku C
The Library Bridge gained a Christmas-themed soundscape, with the beautiful scenery of changing lights being an original feature of the bridge.
Jouluradio Christmas Radio service plays many kinds of Christmas music and goes on until the 6th of January. In addition to the main channel, there are nine web channels with special themes. Listen online on www.jouluradio.fi or main channel also on 93,8, MHz.
We welcome you to choose your favourite e-Christmas card from Turku! Write down your Christmas greetings and share the card with your friends and family on Facebook or Twitter, or via email.