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Christmas at Ruka and Kuusamo

20.12.2021 - 26.12.2021
Enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas at Ruka and Kuusamo, in Winter Wonderland in the middle of pure white piles of snow!

Christmas time at Ruka-Kuusamo is all about being active with friends and family, the snowy fell landscape and the delicacies of the local restaurants. With the local adventure companies you can hop on a husky or reindeer ride, try ice fishing, fetch a Christmas tree or bake gingerbread cookies with Santa. Christmas is complete with a delicious meal cooked by local restaurants using reindeer, game, fish, berries and mushrooms from the nearby forests. 

The slopes are open:
Mon 20.12. at 9.30-19.00
Tue 21.12. at 9.30-19.00
Wed 22.12. at 9.30-19.00
Thu 23.12. at 9.30-19.00
Fri 24.12. at 9.30-14.00
Sat 25.12. at 11.15-19.00
Sun 26.12. at 9.30-19.00

Gondola opening hours during christmas week:
Mon 20.12. at 9.30-22.00
Tue 21.12. at 9.30-22.00
Wed 22.12. at 9.30-22.00
Thu 23.12. at 9.30-22.00
Fri 24.12. at 9.30-14.00
Sat 25.12. at 11.15-22.00
Sun 26.12. at 9.30-22.00

Please follow the safety instructions and act in a responsible way when moving aroun in the area. We reserve the right for changes.

Contact: Ruka Info
Phone: +358 8 8600 250

Monday 20.12.2021

16:00
Meet the reindeers at Rudolf's adventure route
Reindeers have an important job as Santa’s little helpers, but what else is going on in reindeers’ life?

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4:00 pm.

Come meet the reindeers and learn more about reindeer herding by the reindeer fence of Rudolf adventure route.

 

All rights for changes are reserved.

19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing in ski slopes
Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday.

Come and experience the fun of snow racing in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders. The first snow racer evening on season 2019–2020 is 7th of December 2019. Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.
 
Please note, that snow racing is not possible on Fridays, due to Night Skiing – Ruka ski slopes are open until 11 pm. 
 
If Village-2-Valley gondola is closed (e.g. due to high wind) snow racing is also cancelled. Check the opening hours of ski lifts >

TICKETS AND SNOW RACER RENTAL
 

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.

The price includes a two-hour ticket to the gondola (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and rent of a snow racer. Tickets only from the Ruka village gondola base station.

Evening rides with snow racers are suitable for both children and adults, please note that children under 10 years of age can can only participate under adult supervision. You can take your own snow racer with you - make sure it has the brake string which stops the snow racer after crash.

We keep the rights for changes.

Tuesday 21.12.2021

14:30
Rosa & Rudolf Kid's fun Slalom
Kid's own fun slalom race at Family Park every monday!

Easy ride with Rosa & Rudolf - all participants are winners!

All rights reserved.

 

Ruka Events , Tel 08 8600 250 / Ruka Info , Email: tapahtumat@ruka.fi
16:00
Happy Hour at Ski School
Improve your skills at the slopes together with your friend! On Tuesdays at 16:00.

Ruka Ski School offers two persons with the price of one for 50 min or 1h40min private lesson.
Offer includes skiing, snowboarding, telemark and cross-country skiing lessons. Tuesdays at 16.00. 

To book your lesson call +358 400 101 636. Places are limited. 

 

All rights for changes are reserved.

19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing in ski slopes
Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday.

Come and experience the fun of snow racing in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders. The first snow racer evening on season 2019–2020 is 7th of December 2019. Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.
 
Please note, that snow racing is not possible on Fridays, due to Night Skiing – Ruka ski slopes are open until 11 pm. 
 
If Village-2-Valley gondola is closed (e.g. due to high wind) snow racing is also cancelled. Check the opening hours of ski lifts >

TICKETS AND SNOW RACER RENTAL
 

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.

The price includes a two-hour ticket to the gondola (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and rent of a snow racer. Tickets only from the Ruka village gondola base station.

Evening rides with snow racers are suitable for both children and adults, please note that children under 10 years of age can can only participate under adult supervision. You can take your own snow racer with you - make sure it has the brake string which stops the snow racer after crash.

We keep the rights for changes.

Wednesday 22.12.2021

14:30
Snow Tubing bowling race
This is not any ordinary bowling race. The combine of snow tubing and bowling is making the race double fun!

You and your large tubing-wheel will become a bowling ball which is dowhill skiing the snowy chute. Your purpose is turn over air filled ten pins during your downhill skiing. Let see who have the best style? Or who get the Strike? Welcome to take part in Tubing bowling race at Rosa & Rudolf FamilyPark tubing-racetrack in Vuosseli.

Place: Family Park
Time: 14:30

All rights for changes are reserved.

16:00
Meet the reindeers at Rudolf's adventure route
Reindeers have an important job as Santa’s little helpers, but what else is going on in reindeers’ life?

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4:00 pm.

Come meet the reindeers and learn more about reindeer herding by the reindeer fence of Rudolf adventure route.

 

All rights for changes are reserved.

19:00
Christmas Bird Musical
Christmas Bird brings Christmas to the Ruka resort. For years the Christmas Bird has marked the start of Christmas in fell resort. This year marks the 25th milestone of the event!

Christmas Bird is a story full of Christmas spirit. The forest shrouded in blue twilight is full of wondrous elements. This can all be experienced by those seeking real Christmas spirit. With its props made from snow, music choreography and costumes play a big role in the performance. The programme also includes an appearance by Santa Claus and fireworks.

The story is about battle between good and evil. Lotta and Santeri love Christmas and they set off to look for it. However the cruel and arrogant Ice Queen can’t stand Christmas and she wants to capture the children in her ice castle. Ice Queen cannot find them. Ice Queen summons the Northern lights to illuminate the evening and Evil Spirit of the Darkness with his troops to capture the Bird. The gnomes are horrified when they hear that the bird of Christmas has been captured. They ask Santa Claus for help and set off to rescue her. All the creatures in the forest start making their way to the ice castle.

2021 is the 25th anniversary for Christmas Bird Musical! 

Ruka’s Christmas Bird performance is arranged each year in cooperation between Ruka School and local enterprises. About 230 pupils are in roles in the performance. Ruka School’s staff, parents and volunteers are in big role making it all happen. It all started as a Christmas schoolplay for the parents. Nowadays it’s performance to all who wants find the spirit of Christmas and start Christmas time.

The Bird on good fortune brings Christmas to everybody!

Christmas Bird actors will lead the guests from Ruka village to Ruka Ski Stadium before the show. Gluhwein (non-alcoholic) is served at 18.15. The musical starts at 19.00. Fireworks after the musical.

Tickets 10 e/person, kids under 12 yrs for free. Tickets sales points at Ruka Stadium will be opened prior to the show (cash only). 
Tickets available in advance: Ruka Info, RukaStore, Scandic Rukahovi reception, Aste Brandstore, Ruka Ski School, Ski-Inn Hotel RukaVillage reception, Hanki Baari and online. If you have bought a ticket for yourself and family members/friends online as one purchase, please arrive at the gate as one group/at the same time. Be prepared to show your ticket as a print or in your mobile phone as a PDF file you've received.
Please note: I
f Covid-19 related Event restrictions (for outdoor events) are in place during the event, a Covid-19 certificate may be requested at the event. In case of cancellation of the event totally due to Covid-19, online tickets will be fully refunded.

We reserve the right for changes.

 

Rukakeskus Oy , Tel 010382 5222 , Email: myynti@ruka.fi
19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing in ski slopes
Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday.

Come and experience the fun of snow racing in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders. The first snow racer evening on season 2019–2020 is 7th of December 2019. Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.
 
Please note, that snow racing is not possible on Fridays, due to Night Skiing – Ruka ski slopes are open until 11 pm. 
 
If Village-2-Valley gondola is closed (e.g. due to high wind) snow racing is also cancelled. Check the opening hours of ski lifts >

TICKETS AND SNOW RACER RENTAL
 

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.

The price includes a two-hour ticket to the gondola (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and rent of a snow racer. Tickets only from the Ruka village gondola base station.

Evening rides with snow racers are suitable for both children and adults, please note that children under 10 years of age can can only participate under adult supervision. You can take your own snow racer with you - make sure it has the brake string which stops the snow racer after crash.

We keep the rights for changes.

Thursday 23.12.2021

14:30
Slalom contest for kids
Take turns and make some curves!

Playful contest, where every contestant will be timed but everyone’s a winner.

Place: Bistro slope 21  I Time: 14:30. (registration 14.00)

All rights reserved.

 

 

19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing in ski slopes
Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday.

Come and experience the fun of snow racing in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders. The first snow racer evening on season 2019–2020 is 7th of December 2019. Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.
 
Please note, that snow racing is not possible on Fridays, due to Night Skiing – Ruka ski slopes are open until 11 pm. 
 
If Village-2-Valley gondola is closed (e.g. due to high wind) snow racing is also cancelled. Check the opening hours of ski lifts >

TICKETS AND SNOW RACER RENTAL
 

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.

The price includes a two-hour ticket to the gondola (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and rent of a snow racer. Tickets only from the Ruka village gondola base station.

Evening rides with snow racers are suitable for both children and adults, please note that children under 10 years of age can can only participate under adult supervision. You can take your own snow racer with you - make sure it has the brake string which stops the snow racer after crash.

We keep the rights for changes.

Friday 24.12.2021

10:00
-
12:00
Santa Claus at Family Park
Meet Santa Claus at Family Park

Santa Claus has just arrived to Ruka to wish all Merry Christmas! Now is time to meet Santa and take some photos with him!

 

All rights reserved.

Ruka Events , Tel 08 8600 250 / Ruka Info , Email: tapahtumat@ruka.fi
13:00
-
15:00
Santa Claus at Ruka
Santa Claus is happy to meet everyone at Ruka village in Tykky Tower's stage.

Meet Santa on Christmas Eve 24.12.2021: 
At 13 - 15 in Ruka village Tykky Tower's stage

Free of charge. We reserve the right for changes (since Santa is really busy and may have trouble getting to places in time). 

13:00
-
21:00
Christmas Eve Dinner at Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant
Welcome to enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas Dinner with a bit of wild twist at Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant.

Servings at 13-15, 16-18 and 19-21
Prices: 48,50 €/adults, -50 %/4-12 year old, kids under 4 years for free. 

Table reservations +358 8 8681 219 or riistaravintola.fi

14:00
-
21:00
Traditional Christmas Dinner at RukaTonttu
Dinner Price: Adult 69€ Children 12-5 years old 29€ under 5 FREE

MENU

FISH BUFFET: Smoked salmon, white fish salted with beetroot, lightly cooked trout, Mustard marinated baltic herring, dill aioli, cucumber-caper salad and traditional Finnish Christmas salad "Rosolli"

MEAT BUFFET: Roasted Goose breast, warm smoked venison, rosemary grilled roe deer roast and cranberry-cinnamon compote

MAIN COURSE BUFFET: Smoked turkey,Christmas Ham, cowberry mustard, swede casserole, carrot casserole, potato casserole and red wine sauce

DESSERT: Selection of local and Finnish cheeses and Gingerbread Tiramisu with berries

Hotelli-Ravintola Rukatonttu , Mobile: +358 40 199 1100 , Email: info@rukatonttu.fi
14:15
Christmas Prayer at front slopes
Ruka's traditional Christmas devotion on the front slopes on Christmas eve

The ceremony is held by Vicar Taina Manninen and chorus. 

 

 

All rights reserved.

Ruka Events , Tel 08 8600 250 / Ruka Info , Email: tapahtumat@ruka.fi
19:30
Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner at Isokenkäisten Klubi
Dinner price: 58€/adult and 32€ child 4-12 years. Dinner time Santa Claus visit with his reindeer.

Menu: to begin with: Klubi’s glögi (non-alcoholic)
Delicious starters from fish and meat
House’s style marinated lemon salmon
Traditional gravy salmon and marinated red onions
Wild herbs vendace
Roe and shrimp delicacy
Christmas herring
Cold smoked reindeer with rye buttons
Selection of salads
Christmas salad with beetroot cream
House’s forest mushrooms salad
Green salads with hostess’s dressing
Smoked salmon salad
Main courses
Traditional Finnish Christmas ham with Christmas apple sauce
and cognac mustard
Smoked turkey and herbs oil
Boiled potatoes and marinated plums
Finnish swede casserole and carrot casserole
Beetroot and blue cheese casserole
Desserts
Rasberry chocolate cake, gingerbreads, christmas chocolate and a selection of local cheese’s
Coffee and tea
The Christmas dinner includes a selection of house breads and spreads. We reserve the right to make changes.

Table reservation in advance to the Isokenkäisten Klubi: +358 400 9722 60 / info@ikk.fi. Transport is provided for an extra charge if required.
Address: Heikinjärventie 3, 93600 Kuusamo

Isokenkäisten Klubi , Tel +358 (0) 400 972 260 , Mobile: +358 (0) 40 706 6839 , Email: info@ikk.fi

Saturday 25.12.2021

14:00
-
21:00
Traditional Christmas Dinner at RukaTonttu
Dinner Price: Adult 69€ Children 12-5 years old 29€ under 5 FREE

MENU

FISH BUFFET: Smoked salmon, white fish salted with beetroot, lightly cooked trout, Mustard marinated baltic herring, dill aioli, cucumber-caper salad and traditional Finnish Christmas salad "Rosolli"

MEAT BUFFET: Roasted Goose breast, warm smoked venison, rosemary grilled roe deer roast and cranberry-cinnamon compote

MAIN COURSE BUFFET: Smoked turkey,Christmas Ham, cowberry mustard, swede casserole, carrot casserole, potato casserole and red wine sauce

DESSERT: Selection of local and Finnish cheeses and Gingerbread Tiramisu with berries

Hotelli-Ravintola Rukatonttu , Mobile: +358 40 199 1100 , Email: info@rukatonttu.fi
16:00
Meet the reindeers at Rudolf's adventure route
Reindeers have an important job as Santa’s little helpers, but what else is going on in reindeers’ life?

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4:00 pm.

Come meet the reindeers and learn more about reindeer herding by the reindeer fence of Rudolf adventure route.

 

All rights for changes are reserved.

19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing in ski slopes
Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday.

Come and experience the fun of snow racing in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders. The first snow racer evening on season 2019–2020 is 7th of December 2019. Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.
 
Please note, that snow racing is not possible on Fridays, due to Night Skiing – Ruka ski slopes are open until 11 pm. 
 
If Village-2-Valley gondola is closed (e.g. due to high wind) snow racing is also cancelled. Check the opening hours of ski lifts >

TICKETS AND SNOW RACER RENTAL
 

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.

The price includes a two-hour ticket to the gondola (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and rent of a snow racer. Tickets only from the Ruka village gondola base station.

Evening rides with snow racers are suitable for both children and adults, please note that children under 10 years of age can can only participate under adult supervision. You can take your own snow racer with you - make sure it has the brake string which stops the snow racer after crash.

We keep the rights for changes.

Sunday 26.12.2021

19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing in ski slopes
Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday.

Come and experience the fun of snow racing in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders. The first snow racer evening on season 2019–2020 is 7th of December 2019. Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday–Thursday. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.
 
Please note, that snow racing is not possible on Fridays, due to Night Skiing – Ruka ski slopes are open until 11 pm. 
 
If Village-2-Valley gondola is closed (e.g. due to high wind) snow racing is also cancelled. Check the opening hours of ski lifts >

TICKETS AND SNOW RACER RENTAL
 

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.

The price includes a two-hour ticket to the gondola (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and rent of a snow racer. Tickets only from the Ruka village gondola base station.

Evening rides with snow racers are suitable for both children and adults, please note that children under 10 years of age can can only participate under adult supervision. You can take your own snow racer with you - make sure it has the brake string which stops the snow racer after crash.

We keep the rights for changes.