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WATCH: Three words Santa wants you to use this Christmas

With festivities in full swing all around the world, Santa Claus has three words he would like everyone to use more this Christmas. Speaking from...

WATCH: Charity volunteers serve Christmas lunches

A small army of volunteers gave up part of their Christmas Eve on Tuesday to serve thousands of meals at Helsinki's Mesukeskus. The lunches were...

Here’s where you can find a white Christmas in Finland

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas in Finland, the general advice is head north. There hasn’t been a proper white Christmas for nearly 10...

Railways ready for 600,000 long distance festive passengers

Finland's railway network is about to get busy in the annual Christmas travel rush. VR is bracing for 600,000 long distance festive journeys with the...

WATCH: Santa Lucia annual parade in Helsinki

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Salvation Army launches annual Christmas charity collection drive

The Salvation Army Pelastusarmeja has launched its Christmas appeal, to help low income families and underprivileged children across the country. The first red kettle charity fundraiser took...

Deck the halls: Kuopio hoists 20-meter tall Christmas tree

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - at least in Kuopio. The eastern city brought a giant 20-meter Christmas tree to the town...

One hundred days until Christmas – summer is definitely over!

If you're keeping count - and we are - there's just 100 days to go until Christmas. The heart of Finland's Christmas industry is in...

Cold comfort Christmas for tens of thousands of Finns

Charities have been helping tens of thousands of low-income Finns with Christmas necessities again this year, as childhood poverty grows. At Helsinki's Messukeskus more than...

VIDEO: Santa’s Christmas Eve Message

Lapland resident Santa Claus is about to set off on his annual journey around the world to deliver presents to children (but only the...