Skiing center Talma in Sipoo is open at Christmas and New Year time every day but not in Dec 24-25th. Photo: LikeFinland.com
Even if there is not snow in Southern Finland, you can still do many nice holiday activities also in Helsinki area at Christmas time 2019, and New Year time 2020!
Here we've collected and presenting you our Star Destinations’ activities you can do – before and after enjoying Christmas delicacies, or when thinking what to do on holiday season.
(Star Destinations have been our advertising customers during last 12 months, which we’ve usually tested and explored ourselves. You can find also individual articles some of these places on our site.)
A skiing center Talma Ski in Sipoo, northeast of Helsinki, has been open some weeks, because they have snow canons working when the temperature goes under zero!
Not every slope is open, but open are: front slope, jumpline of the front snowpark, two training slopes and a pop-up snowpark! Also equipment shop, rental and restaurant are open when the center is open.
Opening hours in Dec: Mon-Fri 16-20, Sat-Sun 10-18.
Opening hours at Christmas time (www)
Rush Helsinki is open every other day but not in Dec 24-25th and Jan 7th. There is no Happy hour on holiday season. Photo: Rush Helsinki
We tested and experienced the first trampoline park in the Nordic countries. Trampoline park Rush is located in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki. So you can reach it by bus or train easily.
It was fun and the kids want to Rush again. There are many various trampoline activities at Rush.
I met and interviewed Rush Helsinki entrepreneur Mikko Vihersalo. “Teenagers between 13-15 years are most likely to drop out of their hobbies, but for example here they can meet each other, spend nice time and have sport too”, says Mikko.
Miniholiday to the warmth? It's always +32 C in Flamingo both inside and outside water. Photo: Flamingo Spa
Flamingo Spa is one of the biggest and most enjoyable water parks and spas in Finland. It is located in Flamingo Entertainment Center, Vantaa, next to the Shopping Center Jumbo.
There are two sides in Flamingo: a wide waterpark for the whole family with many pools, jacuzzis, water slides, jump tower and a wibit course.
Then there is an adult sauna and treatment center with many saunas and pools for relaxing without noise or hullabaloo. Time for you.
Spa Cafe Deliberi is serving both waterpark and adult spa customers.
Note: “Children that are able to swim on their own and are ower the age of 10 can swim in the waterpark by themselves. Children under 10 yo must have an 18 year old adult with them at all times.”
Read more about Flamingo Spa here (www)
In Megazone, there is again available Day Pass for 30 € between Dec 23 – Jan 6. Photo: Megazone Helsinki & Vantaa
The action is not over. In Flamingo Entertainment Center there are also Megazone and Prison Island adventure activities, best suitable for school kids, teenagers and adults.
Both Megazone laser tag game, and Prison Island riddles to solve, are located under the same customer service, on the 3rd floor of Flamingo.
By the way, there are plenty of free-cost parking places both inside and also outside Flamingo, by Tasetie road.
Last fall we experienced Kid’s Birthday in Megazone and Prison Island. So here you can check the article in Finnish (www), and here more info and booking ("Varaa peli"):
Megazone & Prison Island in Vantaa and Helsinki are open every day 12pm – 19pm on Christmas holiday, but both are closed on Christmas Eve 24th. Helsinki is also closed on Christmas Day 25th and New Year’s Day Jan 1st.
Note: Our Star Destinations are offering Present tickets for a Christmas present. Check more info on the websites Megazone, Prison Island, Talma, Rush, Flamingo etc.
One can also enjoy in the Finnish forest. The picture is from Tuusula - Kerava woods from Sunday Dec 22th. Nordic walking – walking with poles – in the nature is one of my favourites to relax.
The Finnish forest, not depending the season, is worth to experience and calm your mind. Photo: LikeFinland.com
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020 - and thank you for reading in 2019!
Text and photos: Henri Elo
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