03/12/2014

XMAS GARAGE (& OTHER CHRISTMAS SALES IN HELSINKI)


Concept stores & gift shopping are a match made in heaven. On one single shopping tour you get a book for your mom, a handmade toy for your newborn niece, a beautifully packed candle for the kid’s school teacher and surely you find a solution what to get for the ever-so-difficult-to-find-a-gift in-laws too.

And while at it, maybe something small for yourself. At least a cup of coffee.



I went to check out the Xmas Garage, a pop up concept store curated by the across the street My o My store. Piled on the big brown cardboard boxes you find products from &Bros, R/H, TikauPelago Bicycles and many others but you can also grab along some eatable goodies for example from Sinne or Levy Chocolate.

And have the cup of coffee (and a cupcake) at Brooklyn Café.



The same thing goes of course for the many many many Christmas sales and markets organised around the city before D-Day. Here some tips from my to go list:


Fri 11.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00, Sun 11.00-17.00
Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory), Tallberginkatu 1

Why? Ornamo = The Finnish Association of Designers



HAKANIEMI MARKET SQUARE'S CHRISTMAS MARKET 7. & 14.12. 

Sun 10.00-
Hakaniemi Market Square

Why? Rice porridge breakfast.



Daily 10.00-19.00
Senate Square

Why? The Finnish version of the must have Christmas Market of every European capital.



Fri 15.00-20.00, Sat 13.00-19.00, Sun 13.00-19.00
We Got Beef, Iso Roobertinkatu 21

Why? After shopping start sipping and hang in the bar until 04.00.



Mon-Fri 11.00-20.00, Sat & Sun 11.00-17.00
Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory), Tallberginkatu 1

Why? Workshops, gymnastics and bingo! Among other things.



Daily 11.00-17.00
Korjaamo, Töölönkatu 51

Why? Sushibar & Wine next to it.



And of course the one I started my journey through Christmas sales & markets this year:


Mon-Fri 11.00-19.00, Sat10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00
Aleksanterinkatu 9

Why? Go see for yourself!



4 comments :

  1. Thanks for the list. I gotta check out a few of them :)

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  2. No todellakin, olen jo aloittanut listan mukaan!

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    1. Hyvä! Tulevana viikonloppuna pitää kiirettä :)

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