An atmospheric Christmas in the Savonlinna area


Spending your Christmas in the middle of one of the most beautiful parts of Lakeland Finland on the shores of Lake Saimaa, you can enjoy delicious Christmas food, atmosphere and events and diverse seasonal programs.

From this webpage you will find Savonlinna’s events, Christmas concerts, Christmas fairs and holiday packages for you to spend an unforgettable Christmas in the Savonlinna area!

The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season 24.-26.11.

Happenings in Punkaharju (Fri) and Savonlinna, f.ex. St. Thomas Christmas Fair and stunning Light Festival in Olavinlinna castle (Sat and Sun). See more below!

Luminous – Finland 100

Luminous, a light art ensemble includes six pieces of light art which will be situated at different locations in Finland during the jubilee year of Finnish independence in 2017. The local landmarks, the diversity of nature and historical sites are to be underlined in an exceptional manner.

Light art in Olavinlinna castle starting from 24.11. (Christmas opening weekend), Luminous 28.-29.11.

Readymade Christmas packages

More and more people are opting for a readymade Christmas holiday package, which means you can leave all the Christmas preparations for someone else and just concentrate on enjoying the holiday. The Christmas feasts of our hotels and holiday villages will have you salivating in anticipation. Our area offers memorable Christmas traditions and events, such as Christmas mass in the world’s biggest wooden church at Kerimäki. If you choose to spend your Christmas holidays in a rented cabin, you can enjoy a ready set Christmas meal at one of our many restaurants.

Savonlinna’s Christmas for families

A recent addition is our very own reindeer village at Rantasalmi. Real reindeer live at the reindeer village, and there are many interesting activities for children. Suitable family accommodation can be found at our hotels or in cosy rented cabins. Tanhuvaara Sports Institute offers an active Christmas program suitable for the whole family. Check here what Savonlinna offers for families!

Christmas events

Christmas activities and products