Kaapelin joulu, the merriest Christmas event that is held in Kaapelitehdas two weekends in a row this year, offers you a great selection of quality design products, craftsmen works and a wide range of workshops and program for the whole family to enjoy. New thing this year is the Record Fair, which offers you dozens of record salesmen from Finland and Sweden.
More than 200 companies involved
There’s thousands unique and beautiful Christmas presents to find from Kaapelin joulu’s wide selection of salesmen which contains more than 200 companies from different fields. You can find toys, clothes, home supplies, jewelleries and cosmetic-products, all under the same roof.
Attendees has been chosen on the grounds of criterions, from which they must fill at least two
1. Product is designed in Finland
2. Product is manufactured or been stacked in Finland
3. Product is manufactured by finnish materials
4. Product is handmade
5. Product promotes sustainable development so it is ecologically, economically or ethically sustainable
One of the best thing of this event is that you can ask about the materials and their backgrounds and also the methods of production straight from the salesperson. For this Christmas buy something that lasts time, travels well and is made with love.
Approximately half of the companies switches between the weekends so there’s a lot to see the whole time. List of all the companies: http://www.kaapelinjoulu.fi/vendors/
Program and workshops
Super popular Tonttunaama Kinkkubingo, morning workout with the Krtek the Mole, Vuorenpeikon pajan seppä and Remake Collective’s workshop are all part of the daily program in the event. Also the Santa Claus is there the whole time.
All the workshops are free and open for every single one. You can make a Christmas card, create and design your own badges and buttons or saw a fun product out of a exhibition carpet. Come and create wonderful products and learn new skills at the same time.
This year we can also enjoy of the literary art when Harri Hertell comes and recites his traditional and cheerful poetry. Also Finland’s first reading dog Börje and Helsinki’s own assistant city manager for example read their favourite Christmas tales.
Krtek the Mole has amused children as well the elderly over the years and this year it is here to put some movement to every person in the event with its morning workout. In charge of the music are Lyran & Akademian choir and also Tiernapojat which is a traditional singspiel performed by 5th graders from the School of Tuomarila. Check out the whole program: http://www.kaapelinjoulu.fi/program/
We here at Kaapelin joulu want to spread Christmas spirit to families of limited means. That’s why we are going to have Christmas charity for them. You could bring those extra clothes, books, toys and dishes that you no longer use, but are still in good shape for others to use. All the collected items will be donated via Hope ry to families of limited means in the Helsinki region.
We also sell Kaapelin joulu’s own sticker tattoos and all the profit from the sales is donated to Hope ry. Sticker tattoos costs 5€ and you can buy them from the event info.
Take a small break from the hectic hustle and bustle of Christmas and come to Kaapelitehdas and enjoy the mellow atmosphere, joyful people and fun program.
9.-11.12.2016 and 16.-18.12.2016
Open on Fridays from 12am to 8pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm
Kaapelitehdas, Merikaapelihalli ja courtyard
Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki