Christmas and New Year in Espoo 2019

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2019-12-19 13:13

The City of Espoo’s services may have special opening hours around Christmas and New Year. Details are available on the website of each service.

Public transport

HSL’s public transport operates during the holiday season in the Helsinki region. Some timetables will change and some routes will have additional services over Christmas. Detailed information on the website

Christmas and winter activities

There are many activities available for children, young people and families around Christmas and New Year.

Visit Espoo: Many interesting sights, recreational facilities, hotels and shopping centres are open around Christmas and New Year. Please see Christmas opening hours.

Iso Omena Service Centre

The Iso Omena Service Centre is closed at Christmas (24–26 Dec 2019) and on New Year’s Day (1 Jan 2020). The Service Centre, its self-service facilities and Iso Omena Library are open from 7:00 to 18:00 on New Year’s Eve (31 Dec 2019) and from 8:00 to 18:00 on Epiphany (6 Jan 2020). Please read the news article about service-specific holiday hours.


The Helmet libraries in the capital region will have special opening hours during the holidays. Please visit to check your local library’s opening hours.


Exhibition Centre WeeGee
Closed on 24–25 December, 31 December and 1 January 2020
On Boxing Day, 26 December, WeeGee will close its doors at 17:00. Normal opening hours on other days.

City events in Espoo

Espoo’s New Year 2020
31 December 2019, 16:00–20:00
Espoon keskus, Kirkkopuisto park

Espoo Cultural Centre
22 December 2019 – 1 January 2020: closed
6 January: closed
From 22 December 2019 to 1 January 2020, the library can be accessed from the Central Basin side.


Mon 23 December: 9:00–15:00
Tue 24 December – Thu 26 December: closed
Tue 31 December: 9:00–15:00
Wed 1 January 2020: closed


Closed from Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020

Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora

Closed on 23–29 December, 1 January, 6 January (Epiphany)
Open: Mon–Tue 30–31 December 2019 and Thu–Fri 2–3 January 2020

Holiday hours at sports facilities

Sports halls, ice stadiums, sports parks and artificial ice rinks: holiday hours (in Finnish)


Espoo’s primary, secondary and upper secondary schools are closed for the winter holiday from 21 December 2019 to 6 January 2020. The spring semester will begin on Tuesday, 7 January 2020.

Espoo Catering lunch restaurants

The lunch restaurant at the Länsi-Uusimaa central fire station is closed from 23 December to 6 January 2020. Other lunch restaurants are open as usual.

Service Points

On Tuesday 24 December, all Service Points are closed (Christmas Eve)
On Wednesday 25 December, all Service Points are closed (Christmas Day)
On Thursday 26 December, all Service Points are closed (Boxing Day)
On Tuesday 31 December, all Service Points are open from 9:00 to 16:00. Welcome!
On Wednesday 1 January, all Service Points are closed

Christmas illustration