Kuopion Joulutori

Christmas market events

Today Friday 9.12.

10-18 Carousel
10-18 Jigantics - Light Lilies
10-12.30 Santa Claus & Mrs.Santa
13-15 Santa Claus & Mrs.Santa
14-18 Kuopion Energia Christmastruck
14-14.45 Frost Queen´s court
15.30-16.15 Frost Queen´s court
15.30-18 Santa Claus & Mrs.Santa
17-17.45 Frost Queen´s court

Frost Queens court brings winter into the Christmas Market
Fri & sat 9.-10.12.2022

Frost Queens court brings winter into the Christmas Market

Friday 9.12 
14 - 14.45
15.30 - 16.15
17 - 17.45

Saturday 10.12 
14 - 14.45
15.30 - 16.15
17 - 17.45

Frost Queen and her court travel to the Kuopio Christmas Market from their faraway Ice Palace and bring winters magic with them. Beautiful and sparkling Frost Queen welcomes all of you to the Kuopio Christmas Market at the opening weekend Fri 9.12 and Sat 10.12.

At the Christmas Market you can also meet the Ice Palace jester Puikko!

Meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at Christmas Market

Meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at Christmas Market

Fri-Sun 9.-11.12.
10-12.30
13-15
15.30-18

Fri-Sun 16.-18.12
10-12.30
13-15
15.30-18

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are visiting the Christmas Market this year! Come meet the Christmas season’s heartwarming couple in the heart of the Christmas Market.

Enchanting ice sledge journey with Snow Queen and Ice Princess
Sat & sun 10.-11.12.

Enchanting ice sledge journey with Snow Queen and Ice Princess

Saturday 10.12.
14 - 15
15.30 - 16.30
17 - 18

Sunday 11.12.
12 - 13
13.30 - 14.30
15 - 16

Snow Queen and Ice Princess come to spend the royal opening weekend Sat 10.12. and Sun 11.12. at the Kuopio Christmas Market.

Come and meet the enchanting Snow Queen and the lovely Ice Princess and experience the wonderful ice sledge photo shooting spot. The ice sledge photo shooting spot is open at the end of the Christmas Market.

Free carousel
Open everyday

Carousel

Weekdays 10.00-18.00
Weekends 10.00-18.00

Free carousel rides for children during opening hours. 

Jigantics – light lilies 9.-20.12.2022

Jigantics – light lilies

This year Kuopio Christmas Market will have 3-4,5m tall light lilies, made by lightsartist James ”Jig” Cochranen. “The Jigantics – Light Lilies” will create magical atmosphere in front of the Kuopio City Hall. The light art of Kuopio Christmas Market will change annually, and this year the light art will be available for the whole event during 9.-20.12.2022.

The light art installation will be open from Friday 9.12.

Illusia light lilies
Sat & sun 17.-18.12.

Illusia light lilies

Shining lilies at the Christmas Market for 30 minutes

Saturday 17.12
14 - 14.30
15 - 15.30
16 - 16.30
17 - 17.30

Sunday 18.12.
14 - 14.30
15 - 15.30
16 - 16.30
17 - 17.30

Reindeers at Christmas market sat-sun 18.-19.12.

Reindeer rides at the Christmas Market

Saturday 17.12. 10.00-13.00 reindeer rides
Sunday 18.12. 10.00-13.00 feeding

Reindeers arrive from the Tahko to the Christmas Market to ride children on Saturday 17.12. There’s also Usva-reindeer who is also known from previous market events. Reindeer ride costs 2 €/child.

On Sunday reindeers spend their day off at the market so you are welcome to feed them with lichens. Reindeer´s owner Päivi is happy to tell you more of these handsome reindeers. 

Welcome!

Rajalan Puhaltajat youth orchestra plays christmas carols
Sat 17.12. 

Rajalan Puhaltajat youth orchestra plays christmas carols

Saturday 17.12. 12.30 & 15.00 | Christmas Market stage

Rajalan Puhaltajat youth orchestra plays christmas carols at the Christmas Market stage.

Frienddogs from Kennel association Sat 17.12.

Friend dogs from Kennel association

Saturday 17.12. 13-15 | Near the christmas stage area

Friend dog activity is volunteer work where the dog brings happiness, experiences and closeness to people who don’t have a dog of their own. Basis of the friend dog activity is that the meeting is enjoyable and brings all the participants – customer, dog instructor and the dog – to good mood.

Welcome to meet us at the Christmas Market and get to know us, Friend Dogs of Kuopio, better.

Kuopion Energia Christmastruck 
Fri 9.12.

Kuopion Energia ChristmasTruck

Friday 9.12. 14-18 | Kuopio Christmas Market

Kuopion Energia brings warmth to the market place! Come and try your luck with our wheel of Fortune and you can win 200 € giftcard to Gigantti. While you are here hop in to our Christmas truck and see the market place as the truckdriver sees it. Or come and chat with us if you have any questions. We are at the Christmas Market Friday 9th of December from 14 to 18.

Kalevala School music class performs Christmas carols
Thu 15.12.

Thursday 15.12. 11.00 | Christmas market stage

The 5A music-class from Kalevala School performs traditional Christmas carols! 

Elftrack for chidren with Hilima Haepakka the Elf
Fri-Sat 17.-18.12.

Elftrack for chidren with Hilima Haepakka the Elf

Sunday 11.12. 11-14 | Near the kid´s playground in tori
Sunday 18.12. 11-14 | Near the kid´s playground in tori

Hilima Haepakka the Elf has set up a skill track for all little elves! 

Children of all ages can come and try their skills in different tasks that Santa’s little helpers need in their work while preparing for Christmas. Little surprise reward is given to those who finish the track.

The free of charge track is open on Sunday 11.12. and 18.12. at 11.00-14.00.

Kullervo the Elf plays accordion
Sun 18.12. 

Kullervo the Elf plays accordion

Sunday 18.12. 12.30 and 15.00 | Christmas Market stage

World championschip -accordionist Anssi K. Laitinen plays christmas carols with accordion on Sunday 18.12.

Santa Lucia parade and choir
Tue 13.12.

Santa lUCIA parade and choir

Tuesday 13.12. 15.00 | Parade leaves from the City Hall to Christmas market stage

A traditional Santa Lucia parade in the Christmas market stage. The Lucia maids will also perform a few selected Christmas carols.

Tiernapojat
Sat 10.12.

Tiernapojat

Saturday 10.12. 12.30 & 15.00 | Christmas Market stage

A group of Minna Canth school’s 9A music class will play a traditional finnish Christmas carol performance “Tiernapojat”.

Ponies in the Christmas Market
Sat 18.12.

Ponies 

Sunday 18.12. 15-18 | Near the "Siskotyttö" square

Come to see and pet the wonderful ponies from Vuorela Stable on Sunday 18.12.

Haapaniemi youth orchestra plays Christmas carols with trumpets
Sun 11.12.

Haapaniemi youth orchestra palys christmas carols with trumpets

Sun 11.12. at 12.30 | Christmas market stage

The trumpet players of the Haapaniemi youth music orchestra plays christmas music at the Kuopio Market square.