Autumn of events

From sports events to festivals – Lahti region knows how to make an event to remember. In addition to the many sports events, the city’s calendar is filled with events around music and cityfestivals. Choose your favourites!



Ornamo Design Christmas 24-25 Nov

The top of the Finnish desing and handicraft at Lahti Art museum.
Here you'll find unique Christmas presents from clothes and accessories to unique work of art. Open 11am–4pm.
Lahti Art Museum, Vesijärvenkatu 11.

Vanha Vääksy

Old Vääksy Christmas Market 1 Dec

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in the idyllic village of Old Vääksy, by the Vääksyntie road. The cute boutiques, cafés and museums are open 10am-2pm. The Christmas tree lights will be lit at 10am.


Lahti Design Institute Christmas Market 1-2 Dec

The students and alumni of the institute will pop up in Shopping Centre Trio. Good opportunity to buy utensils, jewellery, handicrafts and work of art from young designers. Open Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12noon-6pm.

Marian joulutori

Marian Joulutori - Christmas Market 8-9 Dec

An intriguing Christmas event in the village of Hollola medieval church. Enjoy for example the gluhwein of Glögitupa in the yard of a 150 years old cantor's house and buy pastries from the bakery of Vanha Kunnantupa. Open 11am-6pm.


Art Museum Christmas Store

Atmospheric Christmas shopping at Lahti Art Museum from 10 to 22 December. Open every day 10am-6pm. Vesijärvenkatu 11 A.


Christmas Village 15-22 Dec

Lahti Market Square is filled with lovely little stalls and Christmas ambience. Come and taste the gluhwein, watch the Christmas program and get unique packages for Christmas presents. Open daily 10am-8pm.


Lahti Symphony Orchestra:
The Snowman 19-20 Dec

The Snowman, based on Raymond Briggs's story book, is best known for its Walking in the Air theme. Enjoy the Snowman movie accompanied by Sinfonia Lahti. The program will also include the opening part of Pjotr Tchaikovsky's Symphony Winter Tales.

Gospel Christmas

Gospel Christmas 21 Dec

The popular concerts of the Lahti Gospel Choir in the Church of the Cross fill you with joy and wonderful music. Concerts at 5pm and 8pm.




World Ski Junior Championships 20-27 Jan 2019

World championships of under 20 years old in skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined, held in Lahti Sports Centre.

Lahti Ski Games

Lahti Ski Games 8-10 Feb 2019

A World Cup event of skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined in Lahti Sports Centre.

Figure skating

Synchronised skating competition 9-10 Feb 2019

Competitions of Masters, Juniors, Seniors, Adults and Finnish Championships Juniors in Isku Areena.

Finlandia Ski Marathon

Finlandia Ski Marathon
23-24 Feb 2019

The biggest ski marathon event in Finland, held in Lahti Sports Centre. Distances 20, 32 and 50 km of classical style and 20 and 50 km of free style.

Children's Winter Olympics

Children's Winter Olympics
2 March 2019

A fun ski event for the whole family. All children will get a medal and a diploma.

Raksa fair

Raksa Fair 15-17 Mar 2019

The popular Raksa fair offers everything related to building and renovation under the same roof at Lahti Fair Centre.