Seurasaari Christmas Path

Sunday 10th of December at 12pm – 5pm

Father Christmas and Old Lady Christmas listen greet children
Photo: Elina Koskipahta

The Seurasaari Christmas Path (Joulupolku) is a free pre-Christmas event for families with children in the Helsinki region, offering visitors peeks into the fairy-tale world, old-time Christmas and the message of the first Christmas.

In 2023 the Christmas Path is being organised for the 28th time. Mrs. Jenni Haukio, the spouse of the President of the Republic, is the patron of the event and the parties responsible for the arrangements are the Joulupolku Association and  volunteers, who prepare the Christmas Path as a present to the children in the Helsinki region.

Peeks into the fairy-tale world and old-time Christmas celebration

There are several different kinds of events along the Christmas Path, including  horse cart driving, a whipsled and a straw labyrinth. Animals of the forest walk around the Christmas Path handing out gingerbread to the children while Father Christmas and Old Lady Christmas listen to the children’s gift wishes.

The programme of Seurasaari Christmas Path
The programme of Seurasaari Christmas Path in 2019.

The Christmas Path programme can be downloaded here:

Makers of the Christmas Path

Besides of volunteers, a great number of organisations, educational establishments, companies and communities have all participated in the voluntary work, which enables the Christmas Path event.

Arrival at Seurasaari

There is no parking space for private cars so it is best to use public transportation. For example, buss 24 take visitors to Seurasaari on the day of the event. Please check the Reittiopas route planner for more information.

Some Advice to Visitors of the Christmas Path

It is a good idea to bring along a flashlight, which can light up the wonders of the forest in the twilight. The children may also meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus on the Christmas Path. Be sure to bundle up warmly. Visitors of the Christmas Path are served by the restaurant Seurasaaren juhlatalo, cafe Mieritz and kiosk on Seurasaari. At the Jusupoff square visitors can also buy sausages and glogg. On the island, there are also some nice places for eating your own packed lunch.

Warm clothing and Christmas spirit help enjoy the Christmas Path tour!