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Christmas in the Mikkeli region

See & do

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy with longstanding traditions that have been passed down through generations. One of the most beloved Christmas traditions is the lighting of Christmas lights, and Mikkeli is no exception. The city centre is decorated with beautiful lights, especially around the marketplace. Furthermore, feasting and celebration around food is a core part of traditions in Finland. Many families gather together to enjoy dishes sourced from local producers, creating a sense of togetherness. 

If you are planning Christmas in the Mikkeli region, visit D.O.Saimaa shop in Kenkävero. There you will find the products which are responsibly produced. 

Perhaps the most iconic Finnish Christmas tradition is the visit from Joulupukki, Santa Claus in English, who is giving the Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. Especially for children, that is the most important custom in Finland.

During the holidays, Finns enjoy spending time with family and friends by playing board games, skiing, ice-skating and other activities. After homemade food, on holidays, it is also pleasant to dine out at local restaurants.

Overall, Christmas in the Mikkeli region is a time for warmth, joy, and community. The combination of beautiful winter landscapes, traditions and festive foods make it a special time of the year for people of all ages. There is always some magic in the air when it is Christmas.

Checklist for Christmas holiday in cottage

  • Get a real Christmas tree from marketplace.
  • Buy local ingredients and baked goods from D.O. Saimaa Shop.
  • Find the gifts like handicrafts from Kenkävero.
  • Book a visit of Santa Claus.
  • Get to know with Finnish sauna.
  • Find the best activities for the holiday.
  • After homemade food, find local cuisine.