Seurasaari Christmas Path
The seventeenth annual Seurasaari Christmas Path brings Christmas spirit to both children and adults. The Christmas Path is a free Christmas event intended to give children and families a peek into fantasy and an old-fashioned Christmas. The event takes place on Sunday, December 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A variety of happenings at the Christmas Path
Various kinds of happenings will take place along the Christmas Path, including play and sing-song, a Christmas pageant, face and light painting, horse cart driving, a candle path, a fire exhibition, a slow-burning log fire and bun roasting over a campfire.
Visitors may light a candle of peace in the Christmas peace park and attach children’s self-made Christmas decorations onto the Christmas trees that have been brought to the island. Christmas elves hidden by the path are waiting to be found. Animals of the forest hand out gingerbread to the children and Father Christmas and Old Lady Christmas listen to the children’s gift wishes and other stories.
Own post office and special postmark
This year, visitors may send their own postcard from the Christmas Path. The children get a Christmas card to write at the post office, which will be established in the Iisalmi Parsonage on Seurasaari. The card is postmarked with the Chrismas Path’s own postmark and can be mailed for free. Graphic designer Nina Rintala has designed the postmark’s pictorial motif, an elf carrying a stabel lantern and a bird.
Bring along spoons, bowls and flashlights!
Christmas porridge will be offered to the children, so you may want to bring your own spoons and bowls. It is also a good idea to bring along a flashlight, which can light up the wonders of the forest in the twilight.
Use public transit when arriving to the Christmas Path
To avoid congestion, it is desirable that visitors come to the Christmas Path by public transit. Bus 24 will have extra departures during the event while bus lines 14, 14B, 18, 52 and 58 and tram lines 4 and 4T are also convenient ways of getting to Seurasaari.
Seurasaari’s restaurant and kiosk, as well as an open fire for sausage cooking, will serve visitors of the Christmas Path and there are also some nice places on the island for eating your own packed lunch.
A detailed brochure will be available at the entrance to Seurasaari. The Christmas Path programme can also be downloaded here.