The New Year’s event causes exceptional traffic arrangements

The event will call for exceptional traffic arrangements in the vicinity of Kansalaistori from 10 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

Celebrants coming from the city center are directed to walk along Töölönlahti Street around Oodi or along the edge of Mannerheimintie through the stairs of Music House. The he access road between Sanomatalo and Oodi, known as Eero Erko’s Street, will be closed to the public from around 4:00 PM. From Kallio and Töölö, you can reach the event area along Mannerheimintie or through Töölönlahti. It is not possible to pass through Sanomatalo. Bicycles are not allowed in the event area.

Töölönlahdenkatu and Mannerheimintie will be closed to vehicle traffic from around 22.00 to 01.30. From Mannerheimintie, traffic will be diverted to Hesperiankatu and from the corner of Kiasma to Arkadiankatu.

The event will also result in exceptional traffic arrangements for public transport from 9:45 p.m. until 2 a.m.  Mannerheimintie will be closed between Eteläinen Hesperiankatu and Arkadiankatu from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. All bus traffic will go to Kamppi between 9:45 p.m. and 2 a.m., and the bus terminal on Elielinaukio is not in use. More detailed public traffic arrangements by line can be found on HSL’s Journey Planner and website:

Helsinki’s New Year programme at Kansalaistori:
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

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.