Location of the event
The Christmas Market at the Old Great Square is organized at the Old Great Square of Turku on four weekends before Christmas:
28–29 Nov, 5–6 Dec, 12–13 Dec, and 19–20 Dec 2020 at 11–17. Free entrance.
The Old Great Square
The Old Great Square is located within the area of the following streets: Hämeenkatu, Uudenmaankatu, Nunnankatu and Itäinen Rantakatu.
The distance from Turku Market Square to the Old Great Square is less than one kilometre.
The Info Service Point is at the corner of the Old Town Hall and Brinkkala Mansion. There are warm juice for sale.
The visitors can also ask for more specific information on the programme, advice and assistance in case of emergency there.
A – Santa Claus’ office // B – Brinkkala Stage // C – Brinkkala Mansion // D – Old Town Hall
Going to the area and moving there
We recommend you to use public transport since there is a limited number of parking lots nearby the Old Great Square.
The following buses stop by the Old Great Square: 2, 2A, 3, 6, 7, 7A, 9, 32, 32A, 36, 42, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 55A, 56, 60, 92, 93, 221, 600, 610, 612, 615, 700, 701 as well as P1.
It is forbidden to cycle in the event area. The area is also closed from traffic during the market and cars are not allowed in the area.
There is an accessible passage to the Old Great Square and The Old Town Hall. The inner court yard of Brinkkala Mansion is cobbled, so the passage is
slightly more difficult there. Unfortunately there is no accessible passage to the Christmas Cafe at Brinkkala Mansion.
The Christmas Market is a popular event, so you should also be prepared for crowds in the venue. Please mind other people visiting the event, and act carefully in the area. Our staff is happy to guide you and help you with any questions.
There are public toilets at the inner court yard of Brinkkala Mansion and inside of Brinkkala Mansion. A toilet for the disabled is
at the first floor of The Old Town Hall, entrance is from the backside of the building.
There are several litter containers around the area. Use them! It would be great to keep the Old Great Square clean during the event.
Safety & precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The safety of our visitors is our number one priority during the event. We are following the current informed guidelines in preventing the pandemic from spreading. Anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or otherwise not feeling well, should no attend the event. We are guiding our visitors to maintain safe distance to one another (1-2m) and we are providing hand disinfection to maintain good hand hygiene. We are taking extra precautions in cleaning and hygiene procedures in the event. Our staff is happy to help you with any questions relating the precautions or guidelines. The producers of the event follow the updates on the general guidelines, and will inform about the specific guidelines well ahead before the event.
A moving first aid team will be present in the event area throughout the event.
Unfortunately there have been pickpockets in the area in the last few years, and therefore, we kindly ask you to look after your belongings.
The most vendors accept only cash. Nearest ATMs are in the corner of Eerikinkatu and Aninkaistenkatu about 250 metres from the area.