Seurasaari Christmas Path on Sunday 15th of December at
1pm - 5pm

The Seurasaari Christmas Path (Joulupolku) is a free pre-Christmas event for children and families with children in the Helsinki region, offering visitors peeks into the fairy-tale world, old-time Christmas and the message of the first Christmas.

This year, the Christmas Path is being organised for the 18th time. Mrs. Jenni Haukio, the spouse of the President of the Republic, is the patron of the event and the parties responsible for the arrangements are the City of Helsinki, the Joulupolku Association and hundreds of volunteers, who prepare the Christmas Path as a present to the children in the Helsinki region.

The Christmas Path is arranged on 15 December 2013 at 1:00-5:00 PM.

Peeks into the fairy-tale world and old-time Christmas celebration

There are several different kinds of events along the Christmas Path, including play and sing-song, a Christmas play, face painting, horse cart driving, a whipsled and a straw labyrinth, a candle path, a fire exhibition, a slow-burning log fire and bun roasting over a campfire as well as Christmas porridge for the children. Animals of the forest walk around the Christmas Path handing out gingerbread and cinnamon buns to the children while Father Christmas and Old Lady Christmas listen to the children’s gift wishes.

The detailed Christmas Path programme and a map with times and places of the events will be handed out to visitors at the Seurasaari Bridge. The programme can be downloaded from the link below as of 1 December 2013.

Arrival at Seurasaari

There are not a lot of parking spaces for private car so it is best to use public transportation.

Some Advice to Visitors of the Christmas Path

CBy the bridge there are spruces onto which the children may attach their self-made Christmas decorations. Christmas porridge will be offered to the children, so be sure to bring spoons and plates with you. It is also a good idea to bring along a flashlight, which can light up the wonders of the forest in the twilight. It is possible to light a candle of peace by the Christmas Path.

The children may also "give up the dummy” on the Christ-mas Path. Be sure to bundle up warmly. Visitors of the Christmas Path are served by the restaurant and the kiosk on Seurasaari as well as by a few campfire sites and spots for grilling sausages. On the island, there are also some nice places for eating your own packed lunch.

Warm Clothing and Christmas Spirit Help Enjoy the Christmas Path Tour!


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Makers of the Christmas Path

Besides hundreds of volunteers, a great number of organisations, educational establish-ments, the church, companies and communities have all participated in the voluntary work, which enables the Christmas Path event.


Marjaliisa Kauppinen, Joulupolku association
tel. 050 500 3704
e. marjaliisakauppinen(ät)

Päivi Munther, City of Helsinki
tel. 040 334 2045
e. paivi.munther(ät)



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