This year, the Christmas Market and festive lighting will also extend to the Prison. Products made by inmates of Vanaja Prison will be on sale, and the stark environment of the Prison will be decorated with marvellous festive lighting.
The Prison’s doors will once again be opened for the duration of the Christmas Market! The Christmas Market will fill the surroundings of the castle and the Prison with a market atmosphere and a wide range of activities. Both Häme Castle and the Prison will be open 10 am–9 pm on Saturday and 10 am–6 pm on Sunday. Admission will be free of charge. The Prison will offer activities for families with children and guided tours, and a sales booth representing Vanaja Prison will be set up to sell products made by inmates.
Guided tours exploring the history of the Prison building and its operation as a prison will be held at the Prison in Finnish on Saturday and Sunday at 10 am, 12 noon, 3 pm and 5 pm. Sign up for a guided tour at the Prison’s museum shop.
Chain decoration workshop
11 am–5 pm. Make your own traditional chain decoration for your Christmas tree at the Prison’s chain decoration workshop!
Search the Prison for the mischievous elves sent there by Santa. During the search, you will also find out what acts of mischief they committed to end up on Santa’s list of badly behaved elves. The materials for the elf chase are available at the Prison’s museum shop.
Also check out the Christmas Market programme at Häme Castle!