Joulupukki – The original Finnish Santa Claus arrives to Hungary

01/12/2016 - 11:00 to 06/12/2016 - 18:00

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 Saturday 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 is organized by FinnAgora, the Finnish Institute in Budapest.


Joulupukki’s public events:


The 1st of December, Budapest airport, 11 am

The 2nd of December, Ajka Szabadság tér 12., 4 pm

The 3rd of December, Veszprém hospital, children's ward, 3 pm

The 4th of December, Budapest Four Seasons Hotel Brunch, 12 pm

The 5th of December, Győr Budai út 1-3., 5 pm

The 6th of December Budapest, Vörösmarty square, Christmas fair, 4 pm


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

For more information on the program, please contact:


Lilla Bogdán

Hungarian, English, Finnish

+36 20 557 15 47


Media Contact:

Cita Högnabba-Lumikero

Finnish, Swedish, English

+36 20 256 41 63