Christmas Fair (Tuomaan markkinat)

Its almost Christmas and its time for present buying frenzy and time for enjoying the Christmas lights and the atmosphere of love and giving.

The traditional Tuomaan markkinat ie Helsinki Christmas Fair is now a place to visit if in Helsinki. The fair used to be in the Esplanade park, but it has moved to a better place which is in the Senate Square with the Cathedral dominating the view. Added benefit is it is a bit more accessible by the Metro and thus more people will maybe visit it.

Attached are some photos for your enjoyment. Enjoyed a bit of very good goat-cheese soup as well as a pulled pork hamburger from the small street food vendors there.

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Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

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Christmas market

Just a couple pictures from the traditional Christmas market aka Tuomaan markkinat which has now for two seasons been at Senaatintori. Before that it was traditionally in the Esplanadi -park.

Tuomaan markkinat

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People shopping for gifts and souvenirs.

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Very nice atmosphere although the wind was a bit harsh with the sea so close by. I need to go there again to actually buy something and take more photos. Good to note that most of these places are cash only so you need to be prepared.