Instructions for visitors

Location of the event

The Christmas Market at the Old Great Square is organized at the Old Great Square of Turku on four weekends before Christmas: 26–27 Nov, 3–4 Dec, 10–11 Dec, and 17–18 Dec 2016 at 11.00–17.00.

The Old Great Square
20500 Turku

The Old Great Square is located within the area of the following streets: Hämeenkatu, Uudenmaankatu, Nunnankatu and Itäinen Rantakatu. The distance from Turku Market Square to the Old Great Square is less than one kilometre.

The Info Service Point is at the corner of the Old Town Hall and Brinkkala Mansion. There are warm juice for sale. The visitors can also ask for more specific information on the programme, advice and assistance in case of emergency there.

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Going to the area and moving there

We recommend you to use public transport since there is a limited number of parking lots nearby the Old Great Square.

The following buses run from the Market Square and stop by the Old Great Square: 2, 2A, 3, 6, 7, 7A, 9, 32, 32A, 36, 42, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 55A, 56, 60, 92, 93, 221, 600, 610, 612, 615, 700, 701 as well as P1.

It is forbidden to cycle in the event area. The area is also closed from traffic during the market and cars are not allowed in the area.

There is an accessible passage to the Old Great Square and The Old Town Hall. The inner court yard of Brinkkala Mansion is cobbled, so the passage is slightly more difficult there. Unfortunately there is no accessible passage to the Christmas Cafe at Brinkkala Mansion.

You should also be prepared for crowds in the venue.


Hygiene

There are public toilets at the inner court yard of Brinkkala Mansion, inside of Brinkkala Mansion and  at The Old Town Hall. A toilet for the disabled is at the first floor of The Old Town Hall, entrance is from the backside of the building.

There are several litter containers around the area. Use them! It would be great to keep the Old Great Square clean during the event.


Safety

The First Aid services are at the lobby of The Old Town Hall.

Unfortunately there have been pickpockets in the area in the last few years, and therefore, we kindly ask you to look after your belongings.


Payment

The most vendors accept only cash. Nearest ATMs are in the corner of Eerikinkatu and Aninkaistenkatu about 250 metres from the area and in Hämeenkatu 5 in front of the Nordea bank about 600 metres from the area.