Christmas in Raseborg 2019
In peaceful Raseborg you can take care of all your Christmas preparations and enjoy cozy events in historical surroundings. Shop for Christmas gifts in small shops and markets in the wooden house idyll Ekenäs, award-winning Fiskars Village or one of our cozy villages. Unwind with a concert in our old, atmospheric churches, go to an exhibition and take a brake at our pleasant cafés and restaurants.
If you have had enough of crowded shopping centers and noisy streets in Christmas time, Raseborg’s picturesque small towns and villages offers a completely different Christmas experience. Here you can wander outdoors in fantastic, historic environments and admire the cozy Christmas windows and atmospheric old buildings.
One of the best ways to get a real Christmas atmosphere is to visit our various Christmas markets in eg Ekenäs, at the organic farm Mörby Gård or the Härkätalli shop in an old stable in Billnäs village. Here you can shop handicrafts, decorations and locally produced foods and drinks for the Christmas dinner.
Christmas in Fiskars Village
Award-winning Fiskars Village offers high-quality and locally produced Christmas gifts in nice little shops all over the historical ironwork village. You can choose from beautiful, Finnish design products, handicraft and arts. You can also visit Fiskars Museum, the winter exhibition at Karin Widnäs ceramic museum KWUM and rest your legs at the village’s atmospheric restaurants and cafes. More info about the Fiskars Christmas markets, events, shopping and bus connection from Helsinki on the village website.
Christmas in Ekenäs (Tammisaari)
The wooden house idyll Ekenäs offers a popular Christmas market on the pedestrian street Kungsgatan and the market square on 7-8 December. The same area is also a popular Christmas shopping area throughout December and on Wednesdays and Saturdays, many people come to get their Christmas foods on the market place at 7-14. If you seek for an old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere, visit the Café Gamla Stan Christmas cottage, where you are greeted by home baked pastries, a nice fireplace and local crafts. If you want to rest your legs during the Christmas shopping, you can also try Ekenäs’ other cozy cafés, such as Carl de Mumma, Cafferie by the market square or Wi-Box café next to the pedestrian street.
Christmas events och traditions in Raseborg
The best way to calm down and find that peaceful Christmas atmosphere, is to sit down at a traditional Christmas concert in one of our beautiful old churches. The Raseborg events calendar offers you a list of Christmas markets, exhibitions, concerts and workshops, be sure to check it regularly for new events. You can also look through our selection of events at the bottom of the page or find even more events on our Facebook page.
If you happen to celebrate Christmas in Ekenäs, the traditional Christmas Peace is declared on Christmas Eve at 18 o’clock from the stairs of the Old Town Hall next to the market square . During the holidays, you can go out for a walk in our beautiful parks and forests, or enjoy a movie at our cozy retro cinema theaters Bio Pallas in Karis and Bio Forum in Ekenäs.
Tourist info during Christmas
Raseborg’s tourism services are closed 23.12-31.12.2019, but during the Christmas holidays you can get tourist information at the newly renovated EKTA museum in Ekenäs between 27-29.12.2019 (closed on new year’s eve and day). The museum also has many nice exhibitions and a café with a cozy museum shop.