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Christmas season 2017

In the cosy seaside town of Hanko it is easy to get in the right mood for Christmas. You can enjoy events and concerts and go shopping for locally produced seasonal treats. Small shops are suitable for finding the perfect gift without hassle. In Hanko Christmas shopping is easy and enjoyable!

Christmas markets

• Villa Hima Christmas shop. Open 17.11-23.12 on weekdays at 10-18, Sat at 10-15 and Sun at 12-15. Address: Vuorikatu 13.
• Hangon Käsityöläiset. Christmas shop at Villa Orrman opens 16.11 at 16.30. Open 17.11-23.12 Mon-Sat at 11-16, Sun at 12-16. (6.12, 24-26.12 and 31.12 closed).
• Frälssiskafferiet. Charity and recycling event in the old Salvation Armys church. 1-21.12 at 15-18. Address: Ratakatu 4.
• Tian Veranta and Friends. Open 17.11-20.12 Fri at 11-18, Sat at 10-16, Sun at 12-16, on christmas week Mon-Wed at 11-18.
Christmas Pop Up. Address: Nycanderinkatu 16.
• Ideaco Christmas market. Local handcraft. Open 18.11-23.12 on weekdays at 12-18, Sat and Sun at 10-14, 16.12 closed. Address: Ratakatu.
• Christmas fair at Brankis. Sat 18.11 and Sun 19.11 at 12-15. Address: Nycanderinkatu 8.
• På Kroken Christmas market. 21.12 at 15-19. Address: Tiilitehtaantie 12.



Christmas street. The traditional Christmas street on Vuorikatu offers a lot of programme on Saturday 25.11 at 16-18.
Childrens theatre:  Christmas with Viiru and Pesonen 1.12 at 18.30 at Town hall ballroom, address: Vuorikatu 1.
Finland 100 Gala. Hanko entrepreneures arrange a gala for Finland 5.12 at 19 at Smörmagasinet. Tickets: Peikko&Prinsessa, Tian Veranta ja Villa Hima.
 Independence Day program 6.12.
at 10.15 Ceremony at the Soldier´s grave
at 11 church service in Hanko church.
at 15 Independence Day celebration at Hangon Urheilutalo. Address: Raatimiehenkatu 12.
Wreath class. Teached by florist Helena Rasinen and Päivi Rahikka. 8.12 at 18-20. Last sign up day 1.12 to paivi.rahikka@viagarden.fi
Making Christmas decorations at Hanko Library on Monday 11.12 at 18-20.
Christmas path. The Path of Love is transformed to a Christmas path on the 9.12 at 12-14.
Childrens party. City Hall Ball Room 13.12 at 18.
Christmas in the Eastern Harbour. A Christmas happening arranged by Elävä Hanko ry on 16 December at 14-17.
Christmas at the stable. Hankoniemen ratsastajat is inviting everybody to visit the horse stables on Christmas Eve 24.12 at 10-12. Get a lovely feeling of Christmas, mulled wine available.
• Christmas day peace declaration. Town hall balcony 24.12 at 12.


Traditional Christmas Food

Restaurant Origo. The traditional seafood buffet with a taste of Christmas with oven-baked ham and casseroles. During 17.11-22.12 at 12-22.
Restaurant Makasiini. Christmas lunch buffet before Christmas 12-16.12 at 11-15.
Restaurant På Kroken. Pre-Cristmas buffet 2.12 at 12-22.
Hotel Regatta, Restaurant Brasserie. Christmas buffet dinner on Fridays and Saturdays three first weekends in December at 18-22..

Traditional Christmas concerts

Throughout the holiday season, Christmas music can be enjoyed in the church and other concert halls in the city.
• Suomen Laulu. Sings to Finland 2.12 at 15 in the Townhall ballroom, free entry.
Concert by students from Raasepori Music Institute. 8.12 at 18.30 in Hanko church.
Tillsammans. A Christmas concert by the local choirs. 16.12 at 18, Hanko church.
• Our most beautiful Christmas carols on 17.12 at 18 at Hanko church, in Finnish.
• Childrens most beautiful Christmas carols on 20.12 at 18 at Hanko church, in Finnish.

Our most beautiful Christmas carols with South Point Gospel on 21.12 at 19 Hanko church, in Swedish.
• Sent i advent. Music concert by Thomas Lundin and Richard Mitts in Town Hall Foyer 23.12 at 18.


Evening entertainment

Pub Maret. Legendary Christmas Party on 9 December at 19, Address: Oikokatu 8
Club Origo. Christmas Day Party on 25 December at 22-04, Address: Satamakatu 7
• Hotell Regatta, Brasserie, New Years Evening Dinner 31.12 at 19.30. New Years package including hotel room at Hotel Regatta, entrance fee to the SPA and New Years Evening dinner. Price 109€/person Comfort-class room and 120€/person in Superior-class room. Address: Torikatu 2

Museums and exhibitions

• Hanko museum. Open 2.12-31.12 Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 13-15 and also on Thursdays at 18-19. Closed 24.12. Address: Nycanderinkatu 4.
 Hangö Front museum. Open until 17.12 on Saturdays and Sundays at 12-17. Address: Hankoniementie 1625, Lappohja.
• Hanko Town hall gallery. 5-21.12 Finland 100 -exhibition. Open on weekdays at 9-16. Address: Raatihuoneentori 5.
 Hanko librarys gallery. 2-30.12 ”Hanko in the 1. world war ” exhibition. Open Mon-Wed at 11-20, Thu at 11-17, Fri at 9-15, Sat at 9-13, Sun closed. Address: Vuorikatu 3-5.