Category Christmas

Lux Helsinki 

Still two more days to go (5-9th January 5-10pm. The walk stets from the market place), it’s totally worth going to:

Christmas 2016

I’ve posted pictures of the Helsinki Stockmann Christmas Window display every December since I started the blog. This year will be no different: here’s the winter wonderland they created this year. Also Christmas lights on Aleksanterinkatu and the main church while going to see Lucia. Everyone, have a merry Christmas!

DIY Shell Angels on Christmas Path 

This year we went to the Vuosaaren Christmas Path, and saw a really cool simple crafts idea, which we’ll copy: the head is made of cotton, the wings some paper and the body of the shell. I’ve blogged about the Christmas Paths before. This time we had a lovely sunny weather and spent 3,5 hours […]

Instruments and Christmas Carols

My son, the drummer boy, played at his first concert ever – and proud mum can assure you he did well together with all the others. They gave the rhythm and led the singing to Brother John in seven languages. It was, however, a Christmas concert were a number of children and youth from the […]

Lights in Tampere

As it is getting dark around 4pm it is easy to entertain kids and adults these days: Go out to the city centre and see the beautiful Christmas lights! This time we enjoyed them in Tampere while catching up with cousins. We also enjoyed the city lights and the great view from the 25th floor […]

A Family Project: 1000 Pieces

A family project, quite a meditative and addictive one too. My cousin has a Christmas tradition were they always buy a new big puzzle for the Christmas holidays to be built together. Now I get why! It may be difficult but it is for the whole family: our 4-5 yo kids have eg looked for […]

The Most Beautiful Christmas Carols

We went today to sing the most beautiful Christmas carols in the beautiful old church in Oulunkylä, as did many others. Our kids love it! Since we are normally no church goers, this is also an opportunity to show them a bit of history as well. After all, the Protestant church has been the basis […]

Christmas Lights and Parade

We’ve officially kicked off the Christmas season: the decorations are up, cd’s, dvd’s and books are out again to be enjoyed for 3 weeks. Opposed to what I thought, we weren’t even super early: today was the day the Christmas lights were lit on Aleksi, the main shopping street in Helsinki and the event that […]

Gingerbread and Eggcups

It is never too early for making gingerbread! While we were at the Christmas theme, we also painted some eggcups for our children to give as presents. As the week evenings are short I kept things simple: I took ready made pastry from the freezer, which cost a couple euros in the shop. The wooden […]

Christmas Stars with Beads

It may be too early for Christmas but as we send parcels across the world, we need to think about Christmas early. I rather like it, no last minute panic. But these stars came about pretty much by accident, so I’ll offer them as an subtle introduction to the season to come: My daughter asked […]


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