Kuopion Joulutori

Products and sellers 2022

Sorrento Wine & Antipasto

Sorrento wine & antipasto

Trattoria Sorrento has been part of restaurant world of Kuopio since the year 2013. On this year Sorrento opens their third restaurant Sfizieria Sorrento on the business street and thus they bring Italian delicacies even closer to the people of Kuopio. 

From the Sorrento booth at The Christmas Market you can buy Italian cheese, cold cuts and antipastos – you can eat them on the spot of take them with you. Additionally at the booth you can taste import wines with sommelier and of course Italian beers, lemonades and familiar Sorrento Christmas baskets take part too.

Joulun Lumo christmas bar and cafe

“JOULUN LUMO” Christmas bar and café

Sawohouse Underground and HURRY Events execute lovely Christmas café and bar this year at the Kuopio Christmas Market. We serve traditional Christmas delicacies: fish soup, tasty rice porridge, buns, doughnuts, damson plum jams, gingerbread, coffee and tea. From Lignell & Piispanen you can get lovely and fragrant Christmassy drinks and mulled wine drinks with or without alcohol. Come and visit us when you are Christmas shopping and sit down for a little while to enjoy some lovely delicacies. You will surely get into the Christmas mood with Christmassy backround music and entertaining live music from the local artists.

Haapasalon Hatsapuri

haapasalon Hatsapuri

Haapasalon Hatsapuri is a company from Puumala founded by Ville Haapasalo in the summer of 2020. They make and sell delicious Georgian cheesebread called “Hatsapuri”. We welcome you all to taste this delicacy baked in Puumala and to enjoy Christmas atmosphere at Kuopio Christmas Market.

“When the weather gets colder the Hatsapuri gets hotter.”


Leipomoliike Irene Partanen

Kuopio native bakery, Kalakukko Irene Partanen bakery, brings locally produced, authentic and traditional finnish pastries to Kuopio Christmas market. This bakery has been nominated as one of the best kalakukko bakeries in Finland over the years.


A.Asplund bratwurst

A.Asplund bratwurst

A.Asplund is a small familybusiness from Mäntyharju and in Kuopio Christmas Market they serve you with some delicious german bratwurst!


SpiraaliSipsi produces handmade chips from beetroot, potato and sweet potato on the spot. “Our story began at the coutry fair in the year 2016. When I was traveling in the Baltic countries I discovered potatoes which have been cut in beautiful spiral shape and placed in the tip of the stick. From that I got the inspiration to bake and sell spiral potatoes at fairs”, sums the entrepreneur Matti Martikainen from Spiraaliperuna Oy. Slowly the shape of spiral potatoes changed, the sticks defaulted and other root vegetables came along. Spiral potatoes became Spiral chips and in the end potatoes, sweet potatoes and beetroots settled their place in the SpiraaliSipsi booths. So far we have used these root vegetables but we do constant product development and test affordance of other root vegetables.

A.Asplund quarkbuns

A.Asplundin quarkbuns

A.Asplund serves quark-filled buns that are made on the spot. You can eat them right away or take them home with you! We are a small familybusiness from Mäntyharju and we bake delicious quark-filled buns on the spot. We have been using the same great recipe for over 20 years now.

Africana Sambusa

Africana Sambusa

Africana Sambusa is a family business that has been founded in the year 2014. We are a food establishment that visits different cities and serves exotic street food and delicacies. Our joy is to bring you positivity, happiness and special atmosphere with egosentric gastronomic food.

Our selection includes sambusa for example. Sambusa is a handmade oriental thin bake which has been made from fried dough and filled with fresh seasonal products. In this case we fill them either with finnish minced meat or mung beans. Sambusa is a popular exotic snack in Eastern-Africa and we humbly expand your taste palet with this one of a kind opportunity.


Roosan makes unique and colourful macramé hair bands, earrings and other accessories.


You can find ROOSAN's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.



TIIKU is a domestic clothing brand which produces beautiful and timeless clothes responsibly. Materials are mainly GOTS certified cotton, flax and mulesing-free merino wool. Products are made in companys own workshop in Kuopio or in carefully picked cooperation workshops in Finland. TIIKU has been granted with Key Flag mark.

You can find TIIKU's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Made by Hannele Rusila

Made by Hannele Rusila

I am Hannele Rusila and because I make all my textiles by myself, my company is named Made by Hannele Rusila. I like weaving and I sew often too. Traditions are present in my textiles and sometimes you need to go wild with colours and coats. For a long time I used old electronic weaving machines but then I became older and I returned to using loom. Now I make different textiles as small sets and attires inspired by traditions.

You can find Made by Hannele Rusila products at KOTINEN glass container shop.


Ihania clothing company has been making handmade clothes, accessories and other lovely products since 2016. In Kuopio Christmas Market, you can buy seasonal Christmas elf hats for the whole family.


You can find IHANIA's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Henkinen Kovis

Henkinen Kovis

Henkinen Kovis Oy is a one woman company from Kuopio. For the last time gorgeous hairbands and accessories are for sale at Kuopio Christmas Market because the company is changing their working, and product sales ends completely. So make sure to get youself the most beautiful “crown” of the Christmas season or a shining glitter bag!


You can find Henkinen Kovis's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Jaana Huhtanen Design

From the year 1999 Jaana Huhtanen Design has tended friends of knitting. Product range icludes for example warm merinowool socks, cheerfully colored cotton socks, oversize merinowool beanies and scarves and a new sock manual called “Villasukkia ja värssyjä”. Ecological and responsibility values strongly guides the companys work and for that reason Association for Finnish Work have granted Desing from Finland and Key Flag marks to the company. Their motto is: “I want to produce joy to people with my fun designs without bargaining quality and domesticity. You can find Jaana Huhtanen Design socks at the KOTINEN glass container shop.


KäsityöKaipainen – Handmade in Kuopio

Jewelry and accessories for everyday use and festivities. These handmade products are made from stainless steel, birch plywood, resin and polymer clay.

You can find KäsityöKaipainen's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Koi Design

Koi Design

Koi Design is an Oulu area based jewelry company. For the woman behind the company making personal and handmade jewelry is passion. Bright colored wood jewelry can be worn every day or on a special occasion.

You can find Koi Design's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

sLotta -korut


I am recently retired former journalist from Riihimäki. A long time ago I fell in love with making jewelry from natural materials that I found from forests, meadows and gardens. Nowadays I have a small company called sLotta-korut. I make nature jewelry from berries, flower seedcases, acorns, tiny cones, linden achenes, seeds etc. It’s hard to imagine more nature friendly jewelry. Their motto is: Compost when you get enough! You can find sLotta-korut from KOTINEN glass container shop.

Helsingin Olkain

Helsingin Olkain

Helsingin Olkain Oy produces quality suspenders, belts and earmuffs for companies and private customers at their own workshop in Kerava. We have a solution for when you have problems with keeping your pants up while moving, bowing or when you have heavy objects in your pockets. Our large product range includes colouful or patterned suspenders, traditional button suspenders, suspenders with locks and more festive suspenders. At our leatherbelts we use quality authentic leather. All of our products have Key Flag mark. You can find Helsingin Olkain suspenders from KOTINEN glass container shop.


Helena, familiar seller from Kuopio market place, knits quality wool socks, mittens and half gloves for children and adults. At the Christmas Market there are also potholders and other Christmas themed handcrafts. With wool products Helena prefers materials which can be washed in the washing machine.

Helena started making handcrafts as a child in her familys farm by shearing wool from sheep. The wool was sent to spinning mill and the post brought back brand new wool threads for knitting. Enthusiasm for handcrafs and retirement age freetime let Helena maintain her entrepreneurship, playfully called “Sock Grandma”.


Authentic sheep wool slippers bring warmth and comfort to your feet. Slippers are safe to use because there are sliding barriers on the bottom. Many studies have proven that sheep wool is good for your health. Sheep wool contains fibers which can improve blood circulation. Family business Linella Oy sells high quality slippers in Christmas Market. By using these slippers you can turn your floorheating down and thus safe energy.



StyleOne company travels all around Finland visiting various markets and events. Wool shirts, pants and socks are all made out of authentic finnish wool. Here you can also buy European wool products: alpaca and angora wool socks and gloves.



Utuliini is a one woman company that has been founded in the autumn of 2020. It’s purpose is to fill finnish homes with colour and bring joy and loveliness in their lives. Utuliini’s selection includes nature themed plywood jewels and paper products like sticker sheets, posters, notebooks and cards which have beautiful colour combinations in them. In this year we have added lovely fabrics in our shop. Visual artist Ankku Höytö designs all the products. Paper products and plywood jewels are all made in Finland using environmentally certified materials.

You can find Utuliini's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.


Frilla – colorful handmade wool products right in the heart of Savo.


Lasipaja Sinisiipi

Lasipaja Sinisiipi

Glass blowing company Sinisiipi´s gorgeous glass and light balls are made in Ylöjärvi, Pirkanmaa. Unique glass works are mostly made of recycled glass and every piece is special. Companys light balls have been granted with Key Flag mark indicating domesticity. The company owner Minna has been working as a glassblower for over 20 years with a relaxed outlook on life: “Both life and work should be fun and not too serious.”

You can find Lasipaja Sinisiipi´s products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Tundra Natural

Tundra natural

Hand-made in Finland and at the heart of Savonia

Tundra Natural brand and VersoGrow the company behind it were founded in 2016. The idea was to combine unique northern natural products with Finnish design and crafting. The company manufactures soap and other bathing products at their small workshop in Siilinjärvi.

Natural luxury to your home and bath
Tundra Natural products are purely Finnish ecological soap and bath products which are practical gifts to yourself and to your friends. The soaps and shampoos are hand-made by using traditional methods. All the products have Avainlippu eco-label.

Beauty from the Nature
We wanted to respect nature when we selected our raw materials and to use northern plants and even bring beauty to your home and luxury to your bath. “I have always adored natures beauty for what is is and therefore wanted to bring some of it to my products and packaging. And the most important part is you can enjoy these products to the fullest because they are nature friendly.”


You can find Tundra Natural's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.


Kaunist is a company founded by ceramic artisan Anna Kaunisto and the products are mainly made throwing one by one. Nature is a important thing to the entrepreneur and thus it is a source of inspiration. Product range includes diverse selection of utensils like mugs, bowls, vases, candlesticks and flower pots. You can find Kaunist ceramics at the KOTINEN glass container shop.


Outi Piiroinen – visual artist/printmaker

I am visual artist and printmaker from a small North Karelian village. My home is surrounded by peaceful nature that is endless inspiration for my art. In recent years I have covered Finnishness and peoples relationships with nature, time and again. Heavy and grave thoughts need counterbalance from lighter themes and then I draw and paint real Finnish domestic animal from my neighbourhood and secretly hoping they would be mine.


From KOTINEN glass container shop you can find products made by ten different crafting companies. The entrepreneurs are long-term professionals and the quality of their products is really high. But not just the quality combines these items. They all have strong root in Finnishness.

Marjaana Niskanen

Marjaana Niskanen

Marjaana Niskanen is a company which loves beauty in day to day lives. Selection includes for example decorative items that bring smile to your face. Products are made in Finland and they have been granted eco-label called Avainlippu. Graphic and simple products fit stylisticly in many kind of homes.


From KOTINEN glass container shop you can find products made by ten different crafting companies. The entrepreneurs are long-term professionals and the quality of their products is really high. But not just the quality combines these items. They all have strong root in Finnishness.

Arjen Ilot

Arjen Ilot

We are a small family business from Tampere, founded in the year of 1986. We design and produce the vendible products by ourselves and the main materials we use are domestic tempered birch and domestic thin plywood.

Christmas Pop-up 9.-13.12.


Harri Tuominen is an entrepreneur who makes sustainable and high-quality birdhouses. Product range includes nearly 40 different kinds of models. There are also houses for pollinators, bats and hedgehogs. And of course there are seasonal products like feeders and “restaurants” for birds and squirrels. You can of course buy the birdhouses too and give them as gifts or set them up to your yard trees because birds like to sleep in the them in the winter.

Christmas Pop-up
Fri-Tue 9.-13.12.

Seri Virtanen

Seri Virtanen

You can always use a carpenter! Carpenter from KOTINEN is Seri Virtanen from Puumala who has lots of experience and many skills. From the KOTINEN shop you can find small wooden objects for every home.

Nature Art

Nature art

Nature Art creates floristic products from natural and local resources.


Savipaja Tuliaistupa

Savipaja Tuliaistupa

Savipaja Tuliaistupa prepares individualised lace ceramics in Kontiolahti, North Karelia. They make for example honey jars and small ornaments which you can hang up to your Christmas tree.


From KOTINEN glass container shop you can find products made by ten different crafting companies. The entrepreneurs are long-term professionals and the quality of their products is really high. But not just the quality combines these items. They all have strong root in Finnishness.

Nordic Creations

Nordic Creations

When French Virginie Fruchart and her husband travelled in Finland they fell in love with our country and decided to move here. Virginie makes nature inspired wooden products from Finnish birch in her company Nordic Creations. She saws the products one at a time with jigsaw and altough the themes and patterning are similar there are no two identical products. You can find Nordic Creations wall clocks at KOTINEN glass container shop.



Pliide offers you personal and cheerful products. The entrepreneur from Savonia has exited over 20 cities and local newspapers and radios with their dialect magnets. They have done a bunch of other topics too and the fun of it is to do things together. They collect sayings in Facebook and the most liked ones are made as magnet series. There are over 400 texts now and naturally it didn’t stop with the magnet – there are other products available too. At Kuopio Christmas Market you can buy magnets, bookmarks, keychains ja earrings with different text options.




All the CANDAVON products are domestic, handmade and designed by the entrepreneur unless said otherwise. Soaps and shampoo bars are fully plant based except milk and honey soaps. Some of the candles are made from paraffin, small portion is made from stearin and some are plant based like soy or olive stearin waxes. To add to this list we include the bee wax which is it’s own sort.


TaitajaPuoti Terttu

Taitajapuoti Terttu was born from the idea of bringing together friends of handcrafts and art, makers and customers. Terttu was founded when many handcraft entrepreneurs needed reasonable selling channel to their products. Taitajapuoti Terttu has widely different experts of handcrafts and art.

You can read more of TaitajaPuoti Terttu here: www.taitajapuotiterttu.fi

Kaunismaan  Tila

Kaunismaan tila

Kaunismaa farm in Leppävirta is a versatile sheep farm. The farm raises finnish sheep who’s wool comes in different shades and its softness and curl makes great threads and hides. Finnish sheep are a slowly growing breed so their meat is low-fat, mild and tender. Finnish sheep graze the natural fields efficiently and thus take care of natures diversity.

Kaunimaan Tila sells different kinds of handcrafts made from wool and hide like mittens, beanies, slippers and gnomes. They also sell products made from wild herbs like spruce sprout syrup, rowan bud syrup, herbal teas and nettle seeds.

Saimas Spinnery

Saimas Spinnery

Saimas Spinnery is a spinning mill in Puumala and they work with differend kinds of wool with modern spinning machines. The spinning mill works with solar energy and it has committed to Finnish aim of becoming a carbon neutral circular society by 2035. You can find Saimas Spinnery threads at KOTINEN glass container shop.

Daiga Daiga Duu

Daiga Daiga Duu

Daiga Daiga Duu collection includes cheerful products made from recycled fabric. Colourful product selection has been growing little by little since the year 2008. Design basis are “happy look” and practicality.


Taponero sells nursing lotions that are made from 100 % natural materials. Product range includes following lotions: spruce resin, resin tar, chaga mushroom, marigold, meadowsweet, ginger MSM treatment, heating foot lotion, cooling foot lotion and honey anticeptic lotion. They also sell shampoo and soap bars and oat, argan and fluffy oils.

Matti Mattsson


Matti Mattsson is a king of recycling. You can bring him any deprecated item and he will turn it to something nice. Citizens of Kuopio may have seen Matti rowing with his fine wooden boat or forging in his Workshop at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, which is a chamber of magic worth visiting. You can find Matti Mattsson products at KOTINEN glass container shop.

Timo Satuli

Timo Satuli

Timo Satuli sells honey products, wild herbs and candles. Candles are made from beginning to end at his own estate in Rautalampi. Satuli is known by his handmade, unique patterned candles which don’t spread smoke or trickle. Honey comes from his own bees and wild herbs are handpicked. Satulis selection also includes lip balms and resin lotions etc. Timo Satuli has been familiar operative at Kuopio Market for the last ten years.

Harri Syrjänen

Humor is often present in goldsmith master Harri Syrjänen’s jewels. Piece of jewellery can be born from the saying: “If cows could fly” or “Bunny in pants”. On the other hand more serious works like “Treehugger” have a statement. Harri is also known for his skillfully made leather satchels. Year 2022 is a year of celebration for Harri because he has made handcrafts for over 50 years! He is a man with many skills indeed! You can find Harri Syrjänen products at KOTINEN glass container shop.

Pelastakaa Lapset ry
Christmas Pop-Up 19.-20.12.

pelastakaa lapset ry

The volunteers from Save the Children union of Kuopio collect funds for the union by organizing sales and selling handmade socks, mittens and other knit garments. The funds collected are used to help the children in the most vulnerable positions. Union’s purpose and goal is to improve the way that children are treated and to make direct and lasting improvements to the childen’s lives. Furthermore the union advances the participation of children.

Pelastakaa Lapset ry
Pop-up Joulumökki

Savon Eläinsuojelu ry
Christmas Pop-Up
Fri-Sun 16.-18.12.

Savon Eläinsuojelu ry

Savon Eläinsuojelu ry is Northern Savonian member association of SEY. Associations homestead is Kuopio and their domain is Northern Savonia. The most important mission of the association is to affect attitudes and to increase empathy towards animals. All the animals have intrinsic value and the associations purpose is to advance welfare of each individual animal.

At the Christmas Market we sell calendars, lottery tickets and some of our own products. We also accept donations like food for cats, dogs and wild animals. You can also bring item donations like handcrafts for sale, prices for the lottery, animal utensils and toys, cleaning items and cleansers, clean sheets, beanies, blankets and towels.

Savon Eläinsuojelu fund their activity with membership fees and donations. You can support our activity also by becoming a member. Welcome to chat, support and get to know our activity!

You can support with donation:
FI49 5068 8520 0059 51 
MobilePay: 85785 



Kanelimamma, or Cinnamon mama, is a finnish company that offers delicious, palm oil free delicacies in beautifully wrapped gifts. Pamper yourself and your friend with finnish seasonal Christmas coffee, glögi, deliciously smooth chocolate or with good old times’ butter toffee.


You can find Kanelimamma's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

taste savo pop up

Taste Savo pop up brings local providers, Europes award-winning food gifts and North Savonian tasty gifts to the shop window. You are welcome to collect the tastiest ideas, gift cards and Savonian experiences into the Santas bag.

Taste Savo pop up includes: Ravintolamestarit, Harald, Junnisten tuohityöt, Lignell&Piispanen, Ateljee keltainen talo, Mesiheinä, Nenosen mansikkatila, Willimaku, Alahovin tila, Hiekkalan tila, Vaittilan marjatila, Ketoinen, Kuopiohunaja, Ilmatar Natural, Tiukkapipo, Eväsmiesten makkarat, Valkosipulihauki, Kauraparta and Talkkuna.

Pop ups are one concrete way to make nearby produced food more known. At the Christmas Market Taste Savo shop is run by Ravintolamestarit. Their CEO and areas official food ambassador Eeva Mertanen is passionate advocate of nearby produced food.



“L’ABC del Gusto” is a company specialized in the selection and international commercialization of Italian typical products. We offer you a selection of products that cannot be missing in the pantry whose appreciate the Italian cuisine.“L’ABC del Gusto” makes it´s stock directly from producers whose represent an out-and-out national taste’s excellence. Daniele, Paolo and their colleagues have worked with passion in the food distribution chain since 18 years. 
Thanks to their experience and steady research of the best quality, they bring on your table unique taste products. Come to have a look of our stand, you’ll find passion and kindness! We’ll be very happy to talk about our food and give you a true Italian flavor tasting.


Namitupa, or Candy cabin, is a traditional caramel factory in Ilmajoki, Finland. Namitupa has been making handmade, classic candies for centuries, but today they’re known especially for their salty liquorice delicacies. Their wide selection has both traditional and new variaties: something salty, sour, sweet and strong. Addition to salty liquorice, Namitupa offers delicious and fun “Angel’s snack bags” which is simply the best small gift idea!


You can find Namitupa's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Café Nazca

Café Nazca is a small roasting factory from Kuopio founded in the year 2017. Our products include different kinds of self roasted coffees and special coffees. Besides coffee we sell different kinds of tea and seasoned cocoas.

Our coffee beans are grown with ethical and ecological values and a portion of our coffee is organic. All of our teas and cocoas are organic.


You can find Café Nazca's products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Hujasen Hunaja

Natural products made by Hujanen are authentically Finnish and self-made! Tasty honey is gathered from Hujanens own bees and wild berries are picked from forests of Savonia. Jam made from arctic raspberries has become a hit product at the Christmas market. After all you can’t find this delicacy from that many places. This company also sells mustard and many kinds of berry juices.



Mauntekijä Oy works in Lappeenranta, South-Karelia. The mustards, candy canes and dessert toppings are handmade from the beginning by using old recipes. We hope that traditional delicacies taste for our every customer!

From the Deli & Gift shop you can find the popular Mualiman Napa products which are designed in Kuopio. Product selections includes Mualiman napa coffee, magnets, t-shirts, caps and mugs (new item!).


You can find Mualiman Napa products in the Christmas Market deli & gift shop.

Ykköskukon loimulohi

Ykköskukon loimulohi

You can find delicious salmon which is cooked using open fire in Ykköskukon Loimulohi Christmas cabinet in Kuopio Christmas market.