Levi's traditional Christmas market brings an extra touch of magic to the winter season and Christmas. Visit the Christmas market to meet friends, taste Christmas delicacies, do some shopping and above all, come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere!
The Christmas market opens in November and is located near Zero Point. Wooden stalls with Christmas lights bring a Christmas atmosphere to Levi and you will find domestic, local and Lappish products as well as food and drinks. At the Christmas market, you can find gifts, maybe as a Christmas present to your loved ones!
The tradition of Levi's Christmas market began in 2008. Since the first year, Pauliina Suutari from Kittilä has made wonderful handicrafts for sale at the Christmas market. The Christmas market opens in November, but Suutari's family starts preparing for it already in August, at the same time as the berry picking season is underway.
- I have already started knitting products at the time of berry picking. I knit socks, mittens, sweaters and I also make rugs, everything you need in the winter, says Pauliina Suutari.
Pauliina Suutari has been a versatile artisan all her life. Among other things, he has taught weaving and leather work at the community college. Ideas are running through her head all the time, and nowadays her daughter also helps with the crafts, because the demand, especially for sweaters, is high.
- The biggest hits in recent years have been the Lappish sweater and Norwegian sweaters. We want to keep the products up to date, so we need to have plenty of time for production. We have both Finnish and foreign tourists as regular customers. My daughter is now in charge of selling at the market because she speaks different languages, I mainly make the products. The Christmas market is an important tradition, because there are different products for sale than in ordinary stores. We are looking forward to this season again, says Pauliina.
The Christmas market opens on November 11th, 2022 and in November it is open on weekends. Starting from the last weekend of November, the market is open every day except for Christmas Day until January 8th. On Saint Lucy’s Day, a procession of Icelandic horses visits the Christmas market, and on Christmas Eve, the Christmas Peace Declaration is heard at the market.
CHRISTMAS MARKET OPENING HOURS
11.-13.11.2022 open 10.00 – 18.00
18.-20.11.2022 open 10.00 – 18.00
25.11.2022-8.1.2022 open 10.00 – 18.00
SPECIAL OPENING HOURS IN DECEMBER:
Christmas Eve 24.12 open 10.00 – 15.00
Christmas Day 25.12 closed
St. Stephen’s Day 26.12 open 12.00 – 18.00
An award ceremony was organized at Restaurant Kekäle on Friday, October 7, 2022, to celebrate companies, individuals and events in the Levi area for their contribution to the growth of the area, the development of year-round and sustainable tourism, and for upholding the spirit of Levi.
In Levi, the northern lights season lasts about 7 months. As soon as the evenings starts to get darker after the midnight sun in the summer, the northern lights appear again. The aurora borealis can be seen between mid-August to mid-April, the best time usually being from September to March.
Now is the time to register for the happiest and most colourful event of the autumn, the Ruskamaraton, taking place on September 3rd, 2022. If you register online by 23:59 on September 2nd, 2022 and select your shirt size, you will also receive a nice, black Ruskamaraton shirt with the registration fee. The shirt costs €20 when registering at the race office. The race office also has a pink version of the shirt for sale.