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BACKERS BAKER IS A NEW MEMBER IN HELSINKIWEST

Backers Baker, the organic bakery close to Fiskars Village, is a new member of HelsinkiWest. Most of the bread and sweet treats are organic and handmade.

In the café you can enjoy organic coffee and filled sandwiches or pastries just delivered from the oven.

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VISIT SOUTHPOINT FINLAND IS A NEW MEMBER IN HELSINKIWEST

Visit Southpoint Finland has already for many years been taking care of the administrative duties in HelsinkiWest. Because Visit Southpoint Finland has obtained tour operator rights (reg.no. 1202/16/Mj), the company also became a regular member of HelsinkiWest.

This means that the services offered by the HelsinkiWest member companies can now be combined in various travel programmes and tours designed by Visit Southpoint Finland.

The tours are marketed and sold both in Finland and on the international markets.

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FINLAND’S SOUTH IS FEATURED AT THE MATKA TRAVEL FAIR

The MATKA Travel Fair will take place in Helsinki Messukeskus on January 19th – 22nd, 2017.
The fair is open to the public on Friday 10:00 – 20:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00.

The cities of Raseborg and Hanko participate on the Archipelago stand, 6n2-2 in the domestic hall.

In connection with these cities you can meet:
–          Visit Southpoint Finland, taking care of the marketing of HelsinkiWest and its member companies. Visit Southpoint Finland has recently received full tour operator rights.
–          Fiskars Village
–          Calliola
–          Guide Anne Ingman
–          Ormnäs Camping / Ekenäs Guest Harbour

Hope to see you at the MATKA Travel Fair.

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CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHPOINT FINLAND

Have you ever tasted typical Finnish Christmas delicacies? In Western Uusimaa many restaurants set up a buffet with traditional Christmas food made of local ingredients. Of course, we also have our regional touch on menu. Come with your family, friends, colleagues or business partners. We have listed those HelsinkiWest member restaurants offering Christmas lunches or dinners for groups as well as for individual visitors.

Our Christmas markets are not big, but small and local and cosy, reflecting each village’s special feelings. They are open only a limited time, so please check out dates and times.

We have Christmas concerts almost every day up to Christmas. Some of them are in Finnish, some in Swedish, some are bilingual. Western Uusimaa is a bilingual region, so all according to local habits.

The list is long: Christmas lunches and dinners, Christmas markets, Christmas concerts and other events related to Christmas. So just scroll down until you find all those experiences that you are looking for!

Would you fancy a Christmas in the countryside? Check out our cottages! Many of them are available for rent all year around.

The information is gathered from the service providers’, the municipalities’ and the congregations’ webpages and facebook pages, where you also will find more information about the events.
HelsinkiWest does not accept any responsibilities for incorrect information received.

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCHES AND DINNERS FOR GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL GUESTS

Pois Tieltä Safaris, Lohja
Terrain driving safaris in jeeps or four wheel vehicles + Christmas buffet.
For groups, prebooking.
http://www.poistielta.com/

Calliola, Raseborg
Christmas lunches for groups, prebooking.
http://www.calliola.com/eng

Westerby Gård, Ingå
A different day for Christmas feelings.
http://westerby.fi/en/2016/01/26/boka-ett-vinterveckoslut-pa-garden/

Sommaröstrand, Raseborg
The Small Archipelago Bakery offers sauna bath and a three course dinner in archipelago surroundings. For groups of 8-20 persons, prebooking.
Sauna + three course dinner or only three course dinner.
http://www.sommarostrand.fi/

26.11-27.11.

The Castle Guard´s Lodge, Raseborg
Christmas buffet.
26.11. at 14:00-21:00
27.11. at 14:00-18:00
http://www.slottsknekten.fi/en/index

26.11.

Svartå Manor, Raseborg
Christmas in the restaurant from 17:00.
http://www.mustionlinna.fi/en/

26.11.

På Kroken, Hanko
Christmas food with chef Hans Välimäki.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1165537496862755/

2.12.

Calliola, Raseborg
Calliola Show & Dinner at 18:00 for small and big guests.
https://www.facebook.com/calliola/?fref=ts

7.12.-16.12.

Svartå Manor, Raseborg
Christmas lunch.
http://www.mustionlinna.fi/en/

10.12.

Nordcenter – Restaurant ÅminneGård, Raseborg
Milana Misic performing at 18:00. Christmas buffet.
http://nordcenter.com/en/services/ravintola/

14.-17.12.

Nordcenter – Restaurant ÅminneGård, Raseborg
Christmas lunch at 11:00-17:00.
http://nordcenter.com/en/services/ravintola/

16.12.

Motel Marine, Raseborg
Traditional Christmas buffet at 16:00-21:00.
Ms Annette Lundell, together with Ms Mette Malmström will entertain us with lovely Christmas music from ca 20:00.
http://motelmarine.fi/en/

Nordcenter – Restaurant ÅminneGård, Raseborg
Christmas Jazz. Christmas buffet.
http://nordcenter.com/en/services/ravintola/

15.-18.12.

The Castle Guard´s Lodge, Raseborg
Christmas buffet at 14:00-21:00.
Other times for groups of min. 20 persons by prebooking.
http://www.slottsknekten.fi/en/index

18.12

Raseborg Castle Ruins, Raseborg
Christmas service in the castle at 18:00. Finland’s Lucia performing.
The Castle Guard´s Lodge serves a Chrismas buffet. Prebooking recommended.
http://www.slottsknekten.fi/en/index

 

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

26.-27.11.

Billnäs, Raseborg
Christmas market at 10:00-16:00.

27.11.

Snappertuna, Raseborg
Christmas in the village at 13:00-16:00.
Service in the church. Christmas market. Open doors at the vicarage.

3.12.

Capella, Siuntio
Christmas market at 11:00-14:00.
Christmas music and sing-along. Christmas porridge and coffee.

Ingå
Christmas market, Gammelgården open air museum area at 10:00-14:00.

3.-4.12.

Fiskars Village, Raseborg
Christmas Food Fair at 10:00-16:00.
http://www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/see_and_do/events/fiskars-village-christmas-2016

6.12.

Tenala, Raseborg
Traditional Christmas market at 14:00-16:00, Tenala Bygdegård.

10.-11.12.

Ekenäs, Raseborg
Ekenäs old fashioned Christmas market.
Saturday at 10:00-16:00, Sunday at 10:00-15:00.

Lohja
Old Time Christmas Fair.
Lördag kl. 10:00-16:00, söndag kl. 11:00-16:00.

11.12

Fiskars Village, Raseborg
Christmas tree safari at 11:00-15:00.
http://www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/see_and_do/events/fiskars-village-christmastreesafari

The Vicarage, Ingå
Christmas bazaar at 15:00-20:00.

17.-18.12.

Martinpiha, Lohja
Christmas feeling at Martinpiha at 11:00-15:00. Lots of offers and bargains in our shops. Choose and take down your own Christmas tree (help available if needed), €25.00 / tree. In our café you’ll find hot drinks, coffee and pastries.
http://martinpiha.fi/en/joulun-tunnelmaa-martinpihassa/

18.12.

Fiskars Village, Raseborg
Christmas tree safari at 11:00-15:00.
http://www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/see_and_do/events/fiskars-village-christmastreesafari

Mörby Gård, Raseborg
Christmas market at 10:00-15:00.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1177203335703654/

Bromarv archipelago harbour, Raseborg
Traditional Christmas market at 13:00-16:00.

21.12.

Svartå Manor, Raseborg
Christmas bazaar at 15:00-18:00.
http://www.mustionlinna.fi/en/events

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

26.11.

Townhall, Hanko
The yearly great Christmas concert at 19:00.

Ingå village
The lights in the Christmas trees are lit at 18:00. The Christmas concert of the choirs in the village church at around 18.15.

Lohja church
Händel Messias concert at 18:00-21:00.

28.11.

Täkter UF, Ingå
The yearly great Christmas concert at 19:00.

29.11.

Åsvalla, Lohja
The yearly great Christmas concert at 19:00.

30.11.

Kirkkonummi church
“Imagine CHRISTMAS” Christmas concert at 19:00, Kirkkonummi Opera Association.

Lohja church
The Pearls of Baroque concert at 19:00.

2.12.

Hanko church
O magnum mysterium at 19:00. Christmas concert with the Western Uusimaa Chamber Choir.

Vihti church
Händel Messias at 18:00.

3.12.

Lohja church
Concert at 18:00. The choir Aikamiehet.

4.12.

Ekenäs church, Raseborg
O magnum mysterium at 19:00. Christmas concert with the Western Uusimaa Chamber Choir.

5.12.

Lohja church
The Western Uusimaa Music Institute Symphonic concert at 19:00.

9.12.

Lohja church
Christmas concert at 18.30, the Larte Choir.

10.12.  

Hanko church
The traditional Christmas concert of the choirs at 18:00.
Hanko Ladies’ Choir, Hanko Men’s Choir and the Hanko Finnish Mixed Choir.

Kirkkonummi church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols for children at 15:00. The children’s choir Pääskyset.

Haapajärvi church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols for children at 16:00.The children’s choir.

Lohja church
Vivamo Bilble Centre’s and the Lohja City Orchestra’s charity concert at 19:00.

11.12.

Lappohja church, Hanko
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 16:00.

Ingå church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 16:00. The Gaudete choir.

Ingå church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18:00, The Gaudete choir.

Kirkkonummi church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 19:00. The youth choir Merituuli and the St Michael Brass orchestra.

Haapajärvi church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 16:00. The Valona choir.

12.12.

Lohja church
Christmas concert at 19:00, Lohjan Miehet.

13.12.

Ekenäs church, Raseborg
Lucia coronation at 18:00.
Choirs Primo, Secondo and young cellists from the Raseborg Music Institute.

14.12.

Tenala church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 19:00.
Tenala-Bromarv Church Choir and the Tenala-Bromarv Lucia.

16.12.

Tenala church, Raseborg
Christmas concert at 19:00. The GUF Choir.

Ekenäs church, Raseborg
Christmas concert at 20:00. Corus Sanctae Ceciliae.

Kirkkonummi church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 19:00. The Christmas Choir.

Haapajärvi church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 19:00. Veikkolan Viihdelaulajat Choir.

Masala church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 19:00. The Verso ensemble.

Masala church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols for children at 16:00. The Tähti Children’s Choir.

Lohja church
Jouni Kokora’s Christmas concert at 18:00.

17.12.

Snappertuna church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18:00. The Snappertuna Choir and the Ekenäs Church Choir.

Ekenäs church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 16:00. The Sopusointu Choir.

Karis church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18.30, Pyhän Katariinan laulajat Choir.

Lohja church
Bach Christmas Oratorium at 19:00.

18.12

Raseborg Castle Ruins, Raseborg
Christmas service in the castle at 18:00. Finland’s Lucia performing.
The Castle Guard´s Lodge serves a Chrismas buffet. Prebooking recommended.
http://www.slottsknekten.fi/en/index

Pojo church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18:00.

Bromarv church Raseborg
Christmas concert with Susann Sonntag at 16:00.

Ekenäs church, Raseborg
Writing in the snow – Christmas concert at 18:00. The Girls´n Quinns Choir and the Manskören Raseborg Choir.

Pojo church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18:00.

Hanko church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18:00.

Kirkkonummis church
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols – mass at 10:00. Porkkalan laulu Choir.

Masala church, Kirkkonummi
International Evening with Christmas Carols at 18:00. The Verso ensemble.

19.12.

Svartå church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18:00. The Ikivihreät Choir.

20.12.

Ekenäs church, Raseborg
Christmas concert at 19:00. The Romberg family.

28.12.

Ekenäs church, Raseborg
The most beautiful Christmas Carrols at 18:30. The Stora fröjden Choir.

 

OTHER CHRISTMAS TIME EVENTS

Fiskars Village, Raseborg
Fiskars Christmas in the village offers Christmas feeling and unique gifts from the artists’ own workshops.
Direct bus connection from Helsinki to Fiskars Village every Saturday until 17th December, 2016. Departure from Kiasma bus stop at 10:30 and return bus departing from Fiskars Village at 16:00.
http://www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/see_and_do/events/fiskars-village-christmas-2016

18.12 

Farmstead Museum at Finbygränd, Raseborg
Old time Christmas feeling in the Farmstead Museum at 13:00-17:00.
We have “Glögg” (traditional Finnish Christmas hot drink) and ginger bread.  On display are Christmas cards from the 1910s until the 1960s, glossy pictures and photographs from 1920s and 1960s.
And of course the Christmas tree is decorated like it used to be in the good old days.
http://www.helsinkiwest.fi/en/company/farmstead-museum-finbygrand-raseborg

24.12.

Restaurang Santa Fé, Raseborg
On Christmas Eve we’ll open at 20:00. The Tika Sevon Duo playing in the pub later in the evening.

25.12.

Restaurang Santa Fé, Raseborg
On Christmas Day Dj UPSTAIRS and Tika Sevon Duo will play in the pub.

31.12.

Pojo, Raseborg
Traditional New Year’s fireworks in the village at 18:00.  Pojo Voluntary Firebrigade. Before and or after the fireworks you can enjoy something nice to ear and / or drink at DeliTukku.

 

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBPAGE!

We have now published our new homepage which lists and describes the best tourism services in the region of Western Uusimaa.

On our new webpage you will find comfortable beds, delicious food, activities to remember and efficient conference facilities, just ca a one hour drive west of Helsinki.

Our brand new homepage describes in text and pictures what we can offer you. We believe and hope that you will find the treasures which will inspire you to pack your suitcase and come to us.

If there is something you feel we should add to the service we offer, please contact helsinkiwest@helsinkiwest.fi and we do our best to include it according to your wishes.

See you soon!