Various celebrations to be held in urban renewal areas in December

In December, you can visit urban renewal areas to experience the magic of Christmas, being together, light circuses and Christmas songs. The urban renewal areas of Helsinki are Malminkartano and Kannelmäki, Malmi, Mellunkylä as well as Meri-Rastila.
In December, you can experience Christmas and winter magic throughout the urban renewal areas.  Photo: Jussi Hellsten
In December, you can experience Christmas and winter magic throughout the urban renewal areas. Photo: Jussi Hellsten

In December, you can experience Christmas and winter magic throughout the urban renewal areas. At Kanneltalo in Kannelmäki, Independence Day will be celebrated together while enjoying a delicious feast. Come on your own, or bring your friend, neighbour, acquaintance, cousin, family or relatives – the event is free of charge and open to everyone. Live music will also be included.

This warm-spirited event is being held at Kanneltalo for the fifth time now. The Independence Day programme is produced by Kanneltalo and PAND – Artists for Peace. The D-asema (D-station) Kannelmäki, Western Adult Social Work, Kannelmäki Library and Kannelmäki Youth Centre are also involved in the event. You can find more information at 
Various events will be organised at the Merirasti Chapel in Meri-Rastila throughout December. Independence Day sales will be held at the Meri-Rasti cultural venue on 6 December 2023. Handicrafts, home-made delicacies and an international atmosphere will be on offer.


Celebrations will be held at the Kontula shopping mall on 9 December. The Mellunkylä Christmas Event will begin at the shopping mall at 12 noon. 
The Malminkartano tuikkii event will be held in Piianpuisto at Malminkartanonaukio on 13 December from 5.30 pm. The event will include at least a light circus and Christmas songs. 


You can find more events at https://tapahtumat.hel.fi/en(Link leads to external service)


The urban renewal areas of Helsinki are Malminkartano and Kannelmäki, Malmi, Mellunkylä as well as Meri-Rastila. The urban renewal is the City of Helsinki's new method of developing residential areas and to prevent segregation in them. The goal is to revitalise old residential areas by investing in renovations and new construction.