Joulupukki – The Original Finnish Santa Claus Arrives To Hungary

  • 4 Dec 2016 8:00 AM
  • FinnAgora
Joulupukki – The Original Finnish Santa Claus Arrives To Hungary
The Original Finnish Santa Claus arrives to Hungary already for the 15th time this December. Santa Claus, or Joulupukki as Finns call him, flies all the way from the Lappish town of Rovaniemi with Finnair’s Santa Claus airplane and arrives to Budapest airport on Thursday the 1st of December around 11 am.

During his six days long trip in Hungary Joulupukki will visit several towns and villages around the country spreading the Christmas spirit to everyone. Besides the public events he will also visit schools, kinder gardens and orphanages in order to meet children with different kinds of backgrounds.

As part of his stay in Hungary Joulupukki is going to visit the Finno-Ugric capital of the year, Veszprém, pay a visit to Ajka and Győr, while also meeting children from the Budapest area and paying a visit to the Christmas fair in Vörösmarty tér.

Joulupukki’s visit to Hungary starts on the 1st of December around 11.15 am. After the reception at the airport Joulupukki will travel around Hungary for several days and returns to Budapest so as to meet the children at the Christmas fair in Vörösmarty square.

Joulupukki’s visit to Hungary is organized by Finnagora, the Finnish Institute in Budapest.

Joulupukki’s public events:

1st December, Budapest airport, 11.00
2nd December, Ajka Szabadság tér 12., 16.00
3rd December, Veszprém hospital, childrens ward, 15.00
4th December, Budapest Four Seasons Hotel Brunch, 12.00
5th December, Győr Budai út 1-3., 17.00
6th December Budapest, Vörösmarty square, Christmas fair, 16.00

More information on Joulupukki’s visit to Hungary can be found on the Facebook event

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Finnish Institute FinnAgora is operating in Budapest. The institution maintains a close cooperation with the Embassy, however it works as an independent organisation in Hungary. FinnAgora’s main mission is to represent and advocate Finland, its culture, its scientific results, as well as the country’s economic actors in Hungary and in the neighbouring countries. The institution puts a special emphasis on the current trends in arts and in science.