Lovely Christmas and New Years days at Åland
In the seafaring town of Mariehamn, a cosy atmosphere opens up during Christmas. For those who long to experience a genuine Christmas atmosphere away from crowds and stress, Mariehamn is the perfect destination. Here you can find the tranquility that characterizes the small town while enjoying all the traditional Christmas activities.
One of the highlights before Christmas is to visit the charming Christmas markets around the island. They may not be the biggest, but they have a very special atmosphere. With small sale stands selling handmade Christmas decorations, local delicacies, handicrafts, the markets are a place where you can find unique gifts.
After a round at the Christmas market, you can take a break and warm up with a cup of mulled wine in a cozy café. There you can also enjoy a classic gingerbread or two. For those who want to stroll around and discover Mariehamn, there are plenty of small streets to explore. The Christmas lights that adorn every window and street spread a warm and inviting atmosphere. It's hard not to be enchanted by the sparkling lights and the sense of togetherness that permeates Åland during Christmas and New Year. Whether you're in Mariehamn or in the countryside, you'll find that each place has its own unique touch when it comes to Christmas spirit.
Mariehamn isn't just a place for Christmas tranquility, it's also where New Year's festivities kick off. Restaurants and hotels are gearing up to welcome guests to magnificent New Year's dinners, where they can savor delicious delicacies while toasting to the upcoming year.
Below, you can see some of the Christmas and New Year's events around Åland, with the list continuously expanding.
Christmas and New Years events
9-10/12, 16-17/12 Christmas event "Åland Glimrar"
6/12 Celebrat Finlands Independence day at Ålands Sjöfartsmuseum (free entrance), Mariehamn
9-10/12 Christmas market at Fårgården, Jomala
9-10/12 Christmas consert with Ålands projektkör in St Görans Church, Mariehamn
13/12 Christmas show with Krista & Mark (in swedish), Alandica Kultur- och Kongress, Mariehamn
31/12 Nyårsruset running race, Mariehamn
Christmas buffet at Åland
18/11-6/12 Christmas buffet at Silverskär, Saltvik
24/11-22/12 Christmas buffet at Brasseriet, Mariehamn
24/11-16/12 Christmas dinner at Mormors Gröna Hus, Lemland
24/11-23/12 Christmas buffet at Nautical, Mariehamn
24/11-9/12 Christmas buffet at M/S Sunnan II
8-16/12 Christmas dinner at Carlsro Badhotell, Föglö
24/11-9/12 Christmas buffet cruise with Sunnan II, Mariehamn
Christmas is just around the corner, and at the Nautical restaurant in Mariehamn's western harbor, the traditional Christmas…