New Year in Helsinki
For those who cannot imagine meeting their beloved holiday without sparkling frost, snowy splendor and real Santa in his legal residence, it is best to celebrate the New Year in Helsinki. It is the country of Suomi that is ready to give its guests the true spirit of winter and an atmosphere of general rejoicing..
The festive capital is good for fun
Those who celebrate the New Year in Helsinki cannot avoid festive festivities on Senate Square. It is here that the brightest showcases, the most festive illumination and magnificent fireworks are displayed on the occasion of the chimes at midnight. On the morning of January 1, the city looks quite deserted, and therefore you can go to inspect the old center and arrange a photo session in a real fabulous style without hindrance. The main attractions are the Cathedral, erected in 1840, and the Suomenlinna sea fortress, which serves as the southern gate of the city. UNESCO has included it in its honorary list of the world's main cultural masterpieces. The territory of the fortress serves as a venue for Christmas events.
New Year's shopping - doping for the soul
Winter holidays in Finland are a great opportunity to do profitable and pleasant shopping. Christmas sales allow you to buy quality clothing at very low prices. Department stores «Stockmann» offer down jackets and shoes, sports equipment and all kinds of jersey, and in the chain stores «Sokos» -a large selection of goods for children.
The main shopping spots in Helsinki are concentrated in the area of the train station and Esplanade boulevard. Shopping centers «Forum» and «Kamppi» occupy entire city blocks and during the sales period they plunge even seasoned and experienced tourists with their prices.
On the waterfront, the Finns organize markets selling delicious souvenirs, and here you can buy a jar of cloudberry jam or crafts made of wood and leather for gifts to family and friends..