Käärijä is the star of Helsinki’s New Year celebrations in Kansalaistori Square

The turn of the year will once again be celebrated at a grand event held in Kansalaistori Square. The headliners of the evening’s concert are Käärijä, BESS and Vilma Alina. The event kicks off with a programme for children, and the night ends with a dazzling pyrotechnic display.

Helsinki invites all residents to celebrate the turn of the year at the grand event to be held in Kansalaistori Square. The celebrations begin at 5:30 p.m. with Skidit-disko, a disco for the entire family, featuring the music of DJ Orkidea, dancing characters, games and all sorts of things to entice the imagination. The children’s programme culminates with a dedicated family pyrotechnic display at 6 p.m.

The late night concert gets underway with DJ Xmies and hip-hop trio Lyömättömät starting at 10 p.m. Next up are Vilma Alina, who released the single Mä kävin tääl in October, and BESS, best known for her song Ram pam pam, which became a hit during last year’s UMK contest. After a New Year’s greeting by Deputy Mayor of Helsinki Anni Sinnemäki, the celebrations climax with the beloved Käärijä. The turn of the year is celebrated with a dazzling pyrotechnic display that will be visible in the entire event area from Kansalaistori Square to the Töölönlahti event park.

The New Year’s Eve concert, hosted by Emma Karasjoki and Gogi Mavromichalis, and the atmosphere will be broadcast live on Yle TV1 and Yle Areena from 10:45 p.m. to 12:05 a.m.

Helsinki’s New Year programme:

5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Children’s New Year: Skidit-disko & pyrotechnic display for kids

10 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. DJ Xmies / Lyömättömät / Vilma Alina / BESS / Deputy Mayor’s speech / Käärijä

00:00 Midnight Pyrotechnic display

Yle channels 10:45 p.m. – 12:05 a.m.: Live broadcast on Yle TV1 & Yle Areena

Helsinki’s New Year is organised by the City of Helsinki. The traditional event has been held since the 1930s. The event is produced by the Helsinki Events Foundation.

Image: Atte Malaska