New Year in the Jyväskylä Region

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New Year’s in the Jyväskylä Region is full of celebration. How will you be greeting the new year? Are you interested in a New Year’s party, pampering accommodation packages, spending time with the kids or fireworks painting the night sky? Read the best tips for spending the New Year’s in the Jyväskylä Region below!


Best fireworks

On New Year’s Eve the sky of Jyväskylä region will be illuminated first with fireworks at Laukaa harbor, where the fireworks kick off at 7 p.m. The New Year’s celebration in the city of Äänekoski will take place in the courtyard of the city hall and will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show on the shores of Lake Äänejärvi. The fireworks in Himos will commence at 10 p.m. on the field at Himos Park. The fireworks can also be enjoyed in Peurunka.

The rocket show of the city of Jyväskylä starts at midnight. Fireworks can be watched all over the city, but the best viewing spots are Lutakko harbor and the Church Park. When you post about the fireworks on social media, don’t forget to tag #visitjyvaskylaregion!

If you shoot fireworks yourself, please remember to be careful and protect yourself properly. The period of use of fireworks is 31.12. from 6 pm to 1.1. at 2 am and please remember that shooting rockets is prohibited in the central area of Jyväskylä.

New Year with children

With children, the New Year will be celebrated in Jyväskylä on Sunday, 31.12. from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mäki-Matti Family Park. This atmospheric outdoor event, free of charge, features the familiar snowman character from the animated film, a light obstacle course, and fire dancing. Throughout the event, the grill is available for those who wish to bring their own snacks, and warm drinks and food can be purchased from the Sirius team’s café.

In Joutsa, the entire family is invited to a free New Year’s event at the sports hall, featuring disco dancing and various activities indoors and outdoors. The event concludes with a magnificent fireworks display at 8 p.m.

In Muurame, the New Year will be celebrated at Restaurant Riihikelo and Riihivuori Ski Resort, with festivities both at the restaurant and on the slopes, including torch skiing.

New Year’s parties

There will be sparkling, glitter and bass thump all over the Jyväskylä Region, when people go wild at New Year’s parties. At Revontuli, let Meiju Suvas move your dancing feet. Hotel Keurusselkä welcomes the New Year with the tunes of Kari Hirvonen & Onnentähti. In Uurainen, Restaurant Keskipiste is the place to be for a lively atmosphere, while in Luhanka, it’s all happening at Restaurant Reeti.

After admiring the city of Jyväskylä’s fireworks, head cheerfully towards the city center to join Poppari’s New Year’s bash, or dance the night away at night club London or Proud Mary.

Himos will be rocking to the rhythm of Playa Banda, known for bringing the party to a whole new level.


Dinners and Opera in Jyväskylä

On New Year’s Eve in Jyväskylä, Bistro Kirkkopuisto offers dinner seatings at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. A traditional New Year’s dinner is also served at Trattoria Aukio. The evening’s music and atmosphere will be provided by Eemeli Kurkela.

If adding more culture to your life is part of your New Year’s resolutions, Jyväskylä Opera will showcase the classic opera “Lemmenjuoma“.

New Year’s pampering

Jyväskylä Region is know year round for its tranquil forests and calming lake views, but this New Year’s takes it to a whole new level. Those looking for pampering and complete peace should invest in accommodation packages, offered by establishments such as Peurunka, featuring various activities and events, and Revontuli, known for its lake views and glass igloos. For a New Year’s celebration in the idyllic rural setting of Central Finland, there are still a few cottages available at Matkailutila Surkeenjärvi, suitable for larger groups.


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