Joulupukki – The original Finnish Santa Claus visits Hungary
The Original Finnish Santa Claus arrives for the 13th time to Hungary in the end of November 2015. Santa Claus, or Joulupukki as the Finnish children call him, comes from the Lappish town of Rovaniemi with Finnair’s Santa Claus airplane to the Liszt Ferenc Airport on Saturday 28th November around 11 am.
During his nine day stay in Hungary, Joulupukki will visit several towns and villages around the country, spreading the Christmas spirit to everyone. In addition to the public events, Joulupukki is also going to visit schools and orphanages. He is going to travel to Surd and Zalaszentbalázs, and the children can also meet him in Nagykanizsa, Pécs, Komló, Geresdlak, Ajka and Veszprém. In Budapest people may meet him in the Shoebox Castle of the Hungarian Baptist Aid in Deák tér and in the Christmas Market in Vörösmarty tér.
Concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius
The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. An ensemble of young Finnish musicians will perform in an exclusive concert with a selection of Sibelius’ works in Iván Fischer’s Apartment Theater on Monday 7th December 2015, at 19.00. The ensemble will play some of the most well known pieces by Sibelius, as well as some new arrangements of his works.