A continuous event zone, the Christmas Path, can be seen in the city centre during the Christmas season. The City of Turku, some other organizations, and all the more than 300 members of Turun Ydinkeskustayhdistys (Turku nuclear centre association) are participating in the Christmas Path. The Christmas Path goes through the city centre, and along the path there will be light, performances, and events during the entire Christmas season. The Path reaches from the Old Great Square through the entire commercial centre all the way to the Pedestrian Street.
Christmas Parade and the Christmas Opening Day on 1 December
On 1 December 2018, Yliopistonkatu is once again transformed into a picturesque Christmas Street.
The Christmas Parade starts from the Library Bridge (Kirjastosilta) at 4:45 p.m., and everyone is welcome to join or watch! The Parade proceeds on Läntinen Rantakatu, then on Kristiinankatu, ending at Yliopistonkatu. The Opening Day culminates in different performances and the switching on of the decorative lights on the Christmas Street.