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Flying from Helsinki at Christmas? See this list of festive events at the airport

Helsinki Airport wants to help passengers waiting for their flights get into the holiday spirit and offer international travelers uniquely Finnish Christmas experiences.
Helsinki Airport at night. Photo: Finavia.
Helsinki Airport at night. Photo: Finavia.
Flying from Helsinki at Christmas? See this list of festive events at the airport

Christmas is coming, and for many foreigners it is time to return home to spend a few days off.

To make it more enjoyable, special activities are scheduled at Helsinki Airport from 1 December until Christmas Eve, informed Finnish airport operator Finavia.

During Advent, memorable events are also set to take place at the airport. With these, Helsinki Airport wants to help passengers waiting for their flights get into the holiday spirit and offer international travelers uniquely Finnish Christmas experiences.

For example, passengers may meet Santa Claus and his elves, who will visit the check-in and gate areas every day between 13:00 and 17:00. Santa’s entourage can be found among well-behaving children and adults alike, so those who catch a glimpse of a red robe may go to say hi!

List of events

Tuesday 3 December, 13:00-16:00
-The dance group Finnish Pulses performs modern dance at central square Aukio in the non-Schengen area.

Wednesday 4 December, 13:00-16:00
-Pianist Pia Katarina plays an entertaining mix of soul, jazz and other genres at Aukio.

Friday 6 December, 14:00-16:00
-On Finnish Independence Day, the entertainment choir Essut sings Finnish and international classics in the Terminal 2 departures hall loft, Schengen gate area and Aukio.

Friday 13 December, 16:30-17:00
-The traditional St. Lucia Day procession featuring singers from Vantaa Music Institute moves around the airport area, starting from Terminal 1 and proceeding through the walkway to Terminal 2 departures hall.

Monday 16 December, 15:00-16:00
-The Finnair choir sings Christmas songs around the departures halls. The mixed choir consists of former and current Finnair employees.

Wednesday 18 December, 15:00-17:00
-The Tikkurila Church choir sings a selection of beautiful Christmas songs. The choir moves around the Terminal 2 departures hall, Schengen gate area, non-Schengen gate area and Aukio.

Friday 19 December, 15:30-17:30
-Finnair Singers performs international Christmas classics in the departure halls and gate areas. The choir, consisting of Finnair staff members, has charmed passengers since 1949.

Friday 20 December, 15:00-18:00
-The Tikkurila Church choir sings a selection of beautiful Christmas songs. The choir moves around the Terminal 2 departures hall, Schengen gate area, non-Schengen gate area and Aukio.

Santa’s Official Gateway

Finavia is an official partner of the Santa Claus Foundation. As a result of the cooperation that began in 2015, Helsinki Airport has been given a valuable title: Santa’s Official Gateway.

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