INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISITORS
Location of the event
The Christmas Market at the Old Great Square (Vanha Suurtori) is organized on four weekends before Christmas: 25–26 Nov, 2–3 Dec, 9–10 Dec, and 16–17 Dec 2023 at 11–17. Free entrance.
The Old Great Square
The Old Great Square is located within the area enclosed by 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.
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.
Nearest bus stops are on Uudenmaankatu right beside the event location. Bus timetables can be found here.
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.
The Old Great Square is easily accessible. The inner court yard of Brinkkala Mansion is cobbled, so the passage is slightly more difficult there.
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. 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.
The safety of our visitors is our number one priority during the event and we want to ensure that all visitors have a pleasant and comfortable experience.
A moving first aid team will be present in the event area throughout the event.
Unfortunately the event may draw pickpockets and therefore we kindly ask you to look after your belongings.
Available payment methods will vary by the vendor so it is advisable to be prepared also for cash payments. The nearest ATM is in the corner of Eerikinkatu and Aninkaistenkatu about 250 metres from the area.