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Event Tips for Christmas and New Year

Many have moved to a new place for their studies, perhaps even to a whole new country. If you are wondering about what to do during Christmas and New Year, we collected tips on this page. There are many events and things to do in the HAMK area (and other places) during Christmas and New Year.

Go explore events with a friend or family. Or go alone and make new acquaintances or friends!

At Christmas time, many places in Finland have different opening hours than normal, so you might want always check the place’s own website to see how it is open.

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Psst! Check out HAMK Talent Boost News Room for December. There are tips for Surviving Finnish winter and tasty Cuisine and Recipes for Festive Season.

Häme region

Christmas time events around Häme region
Light art in Häme region
In Häme Events, you can search for events by time, location, target audience or event type.


Forssa Event Calendar (the page is in Finnish)

Hattula (Lepaa)

Christmas in Hattula (the page is in Finnish)


Christmas Markets and Events (the page is in Finnish)
Christmas Concerts (the page is in Finnish)
Hämeenlinna Top10


Event Calendar
Riihimäki Hehkuu light event


Christmas events, markets and concerts (the page is in Finnish)

Other cities

Since many HAMK students live in Tampere, Lahti, Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Turku, here are links to events in these areas as well.


Festive Christmas Celebrations


Christmas in Helsinki
Christmas time opening hours in Helsinki in 2023


Christmas Time recommendations in Lahti area


Christmas Season 2023


Christmas City Turku


Vantaa’s Christmas

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