Help and cheer for the holiday season
Christmas 2020 will surely be remembered for the coronavirus pandemic. The holiday season cannot be celebrated in the usual way due to the restrictions imposed on gatherings. The currently valid recommendation is to not arrange private events in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Uusimaa region. Private events also include family gatherings. Small memorial services (no more than ten people) are the exception to this recommendation.
More people than ever before will be spending this Christmas alone. On this website, we have collected a host of services and activities that can bring some light and cheer to the holiday season, despite the circumstances.
The site features tips and contact information for those who
- need tips for spending the corona Christmas engaged in outdoor activities or virtual events and services.
- need support for personal coping.
- want to support and help others.
We must all work together to make Christmas 2020 as bright as possible. Despite the fact that we cannot gather together, we should find other ways to help others and show our appreciation. Together we can make it through these trying times. Call, ask, wave, brighten another’s day – show that you care!
Provided by the City of Helsinki, Helsinki parishes and MIELI Mental Health Finland.