Winter in Oulu is full of events

Oulu is a city of events throughout the year. The city comes aglow during the darkest time of the year with the seasonal lights of the Christmas street, the light festival, and the atmospheric lights of the Christmas market. Come and enjoy the winter events in Oulu!

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Photo: Jussi Tuokkola

Opening of the Christmas street

Welcome the season at the opening of the Christmas street at the Rotuaari square on November 11th, 6 pm. Enjoy Christmas music, a circus performance by Oulun Tähtisirkus and the lighting up of the Christmas lights. Mr. Santa Claus himself is of course the special guest star of the event!

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Did you know that Oulu hosts the Lumo Light festival during the darkest weeks of the year? Image: Lumo Light Festival 2021

Lumo Light Festival

Be amazed and touched by the works of light art at the Lumo Light Festival. The magical, breathtaking festival spreads throughout the city with ten pieces of light art right at the city centre. Take a walk and see them all! The festival takes place November 18–20th 2022.

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Photo: Maiju Pohjanheimo

Tiernatori Christmas Market

The Rotuaari pedestrian street is taken over by the Tiernatori Christmas Market on December 16–23rd 2022. Come and find the loveliest Christmas presents or souvenirs sold in the quaint, small wooden booths – or just take in the atmosphere, scents and warmth of the marketplace!

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Looking for an eventful stay?

If you’re looking for more events or other culture, do not worry: we have plenty! Let us take care of the eventfulness of your stay. It’l be one for the memories.

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