Helsinki’s Christmas street opens with reindeer, Santa police, & Saara Aalto

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  • Opening of the Christmas St in Helsinki
  • Christmas lights in Helsinki
  • Horses are ready for Christmas
  • Women attending Christmas event in Helsinki
  • Crowd listening to Saara Aalto
  • Even dogs were dressed for Christmas

On Sunday, November 24, 2019 sulonorth was there when the Helsinki Christmas St – Aleksanterinkatu – officially opened. This is the 71st time the merry event -which included musical performances and a parade- has been held.

Christmas lights were lit and glögi heated up. Just in time too, since now there are less than seven hours of sunlight per day. Temperatures have dropped to below zero again. If you need extra help coping with the lack of sunlight, make sure you check out our tips for surviving the Nordic winter.

Maybe the weather isn’t pleasant, but there’s nothing to do except dream of a white Christmas here in Finland’s capital. Talking about White Christmas, famed Finnish singer Saara Aalto (yes, known as the runner-up in The X Factor UK 2016) performed Christmas favourites.

Even dogs and police horses were dressed for the merry occasion.

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