Advent and Christmas Time in Rovaniemi

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Christmas tree and altar fresco with communion cups in Rovaniemi Church

Advent and Christmas Time in Rovaniemi - Welcome to the church and parish events!

The nativity scene is at Lordi’s Square (Maakuntakatu 29-31) and you can also watch it on the webcam online.

The Rovaniemi church is open daily from November 28, 2022 to January 9, 2023 from 9:00 to 21:00. Welcome! A guide is present every day and priests are on call from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 as well as during church services: Wednesdays from 18:00 and Sundays from 10:00.

The International Greatest Christmas Carols event will be held on December 15 at 20:00 in the church. You can also follow along at the Rovaniemi parish Facebook, YouTube and on Virtual Church.

Greatest Christmas Carols will also be sung at University of Applied Sciences Cafe Lumen Thu 1st December 11.30, University of Lapland Restaurant Petronella Tue 8th December 18:00, Wed 14th December 18:00 Hemingway´s, Thu 15th December 18:00 Hotelli Aakenus, and Tue 20th December 15:00 Korundi Kitchen & Cafe.

The Christmas Midnight Mass will be held multilingually on December 24, 2022 starting at 23:00 in the Rovaniemi church.

Christmas Trail 2022 – A star shines in the darkness

In the garden of the Rovaniemi Local Heritage Museum (Pöykköläntie 4). Come and find the child of Christmas together with the magi. Guided walks start every half hour.  The walk is free of charge and suitable for all ages. A maximum of 20 people fit into one group. Dress appropriately for the weather. Walks will not be arranged if it is colder than -15C.

Starting times for groups:

Sat, December 17 at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 for small children

and at 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30

Sun, December 18 at 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30

Mon, December 19 at 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30

Tue, December 20 at 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30


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