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Christmas at Ruka and Kuusamo

21.12.2020 - 27.12.2020
Enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas in Ruka and Kuusamo

The Christmas in 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 tour companies you can hop on a husky or reindeer ride, try ice fishing, fetch a Christmas tree or bake gingerbread cookies with Santa. No Christmas is complete with a delicious meal cooked by local restaurants using reindeer, game, fish, berries and mushrooms from the nearby forests. 

On Christmas Eve, Santa and his reindeer with be making a visit to the Ruka Village. Before the evening festivities, the traditional Christmas prayer will be held under the front slopes. The Christmas Bird musical in Ruka Stadiom prior to Christmas has been canceled due to Coronavirus.

The slopes are open:
Mon 21.12.  from 9.30 am to 7 pm 
Tue 22.12.  from 9.30 am to 7 pm 
Wed 23.12.  from 9.30 am to 7 pm
Thu 24.12. from 9.30 am to 2 pm
Fri 25.12. from 11.15 am to 7 pm
Sat 26.12.  from 9.30 am to 7 pm 
Sun 27.12.  from 9.30 am to 7 pm 

Gondola opening hours during christmas week:
Mon 21.12.  from 9.30 am to 10 pm 
Tue 22.12.  from 9.30 am to 10 pm 
Wed 23.12.  from 9.30 am to 10 pm
Thu 24.12. from 9.30 am to 2 pm
Fri 25.12. from 11.15 am to 11 pm
Sat 26.12.  from 9.30 am to 11 pm 
Sun 27.12.  from 9.30 am to 11 pm 

We reserve the right for changes.

Please keep the safety instructions in mind when arriving to Ruka-Kuusamo: Arrive only in good health, take care of safety distances and remember good hand hygiene. Place used disposable tissues and face masks in trash pins. Be aware of your own responsibilities, check the corona info on Ruka-Kuusamo pages and follow the instructions given by the staff.

We recommend bying ski passes online and booking ski and snowboard gear in advance in our webstore

Since Christmas is such a short period of time, we've made it a bit longer - this way You can enjoy the magic of Christmas from the end of November until January.

Ruka- Kuusamo Christmas Weekly Programme

Weekly program and fun in the slopes!

Weekly program >

Ruka offers fun & games in the slopes for every day of the week. Some are already classics but there are some completely new activities as well. Fun & Games in the slopes > 

#coordinatesofsnow #christmas #santaclaus

Contact: Ruka Info
Phone: +358 8 8600 250

Monday 21.12.2020

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

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

All rights reserved.

Rukan Rinnehuvit

Fun in the slopes by

K-Market, Ruka Ski Resort, Kuusamo, Finland

16:30
Meet the reindeers at Rudolf adventure route
Reindeers have an important job as Santa’s little helpers, but what else is going on in reindeers’ life?

Mondays, thursdays and saturdays at 4:30 pm.

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

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.

Tuesday 22.12.2020

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

Rukan Rinnehuvit

Rukan Rinnehuvit tarjoaa

K-Market, Ruka Ski Resort, Kuusamo, Finland

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 23.12.2020

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  I Time: 14:30. (registration 14.00)

All rights reserved.

Fun in the slopes by

K-Market, Ruka Ski Resort, Kuusamo, Finland

17:30
Christmas Carols at Ruka Ski Stadium at 17.30
Christmas Carols are sang together this year at Ruka Ski Stadium instead of Ruka Conference Centre. Let's gather together to sing the most beloved carols at 17.30 and 19.00!

No entrance fee, welcome! 

Please keep the safety instructions in mind: Arrive only in good health, take care of safety distances and remember good hand hygiene. Place used disposable tissues and face masks in trash pins. Be aware of your own responsibilities, check the corona info on Ruka-Kuusamo pages and follow the instructions given by the staff.

Location: Ruka Ski Stadium, address: Hiihtostadionintie, Rukatunturi
Organizer: Kuusamo Parrish, Ruka-Kuusamo Tourist Association

Location / Organizer: Ruka Conference Centre, Rukankyläntie 15, 93830 Rukatunturi
Ruka Conference Centre, Rukankyläntie 15, 93830 Rukatunturi
19:00
Christmas Carols at Ruka Ski Stadium at 19.00
Christmas Carols are sang together this year at Ruka Ski Stadium instead of Ruka Conference Centre. Let's gather together to sing the most beloved carols at 17.30 and 19.00!

No entrance fee, welcome! 

Please keep the safety instructions in mind: Arrive only in good health, take care of safety distances and remember good hand hygiene. Place used disposable tissues and face masks in trash pins. Be aware of your own responsibilities, check the corona info on Ruka-Kuusamo pages and follow the instructions given by the staff.

Location: Ruka Ski Stadium, address: Hiihtostadionintie, Rukatunturi
Organizer: Kuusamo Parrish, Ruka-Kuusamo Tourist Association

Location / Organizer: Ruka Conference Centre, Rukankyläntie 15, 93830 Rukatunturi
Ruka Conference Centre, Rukankyläntie 15, 93830 Rukatunturi
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 24.12.2020

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
14:15
Christmas Prayer at Ruka
by the Front Slopes in Ruka Village

The ceremony is held by Vicar Taina Manninen. The Kuusamon Mieslaulajat Choir will also perform at the occasion.

The 4-person chairlift be open for 10 minutes afterwards for people that need access to Vuosseli.

All rights reserved.

Ruka Events , Tel 08 8600 250 / Ruka Info , Email: tapahtumat@ruka.fi
15:00
-
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

16:00
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21:00
Camp Kitchen Christmas Buffet

Welcome to enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas table.
Table settings at 16:00 and 19:00.
Table reservations by e-mail info@campkitchen.fi or by phone 0503501290
Adults 53 €, children 4-12 years -50%, 0-3 years free
A 100% cancellation fee will be charged if the booking is canceled 2 days or closer to the start date.

24.12 Christmas table
Starting drink
Sugared salted salmon G / M, Pickled salmon G / M, Smoked vendace from Kuusamo lakes G / M, Red onion G / M, Dill yoghurt G / L, Mushroom salad G / L, Green salad G / M, Pickled cucumber G / M, Traditional Finnish root vegetables G / M and Beetroot cream G / L
Christmas ham G / M, Turkey G / M, Cognac-mustard sauce G / L, Roast beef G / M, Red wine sauce G / L
Traditional Finnish Christmastime mashed root vegetables  G / L, Lappish potatoes G / M, Peas and plums G / M
Potato flatbread, Butter G / L
Chocolate Cake G / L, Children's Donut Bar, Cheeses. Chocolates
Coffee / Tea

Camp Kitchen & Bar , Mobile: +358 50 350 1290 , Email: info@campkitchen.fi
16:00
-
22:00
Traditional Finnish Christmas Eve Buffet at Restaurant Villisika
The traditional Christmas buffet is being set in Villisika again. Table setting times are 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00 Please book your table in advance as seats are limited.

Reservations: +358 400 101 620 or myynti@noho.fi

Christmas Eve buffet 24.12.2020
Starting drink
Assortment of herring L / G, Gravy salmon and butler's sauce L / G, Smoked whitefish L / G
Liver paste L / G
Roasted beets and goat cheese creme fraiche LL, Pickled carrots and tarragon, Pickled red cabbage and kale
Traditional Finnish Christmastime pickled root vegetables and beetroot cream
Green salad, Mushroom salad, Boiled potatoes
Bread selection
*****
Christmas ham L / G, Traditional Finnish Christmastime mashed root vegetables L / G, Karelian roast L / G, Oven salmon L / G
*****
Chocolate Cake and Raspberry Jam LL, Chocolates, Christmas Cakes L, Gingerbread L, Cheese Tray
*****
Coffee, tea and mulled wine

58 € / person 4-12 years old children eat half price

Villisika Family Restaurant , Tel +358 400 101 620 , Email: myynti@ravintola.fi
16:00
-
23:00
Christmas Dinner at Peak
On Thursday 24.12. two seatings at 16–18.30 and at 19–23, on Friday 25.12. restaurant is open during 17–23, table reservations during 18–20.

Food, drinks, friends and happy Christmas spirit! At Ruka Peak we are celebrating Christmas with a delicious feast on Christmas Eve and Christams Day. On Christmas Eve there are two seatings, the first one at 16-18.30 and second at 19-23. In addition to the abundant starter buffet, guests get to choose from three different main courses.

Price: 79€/person (50€ for children under 12)
Drinks can be included for an additional price

RUKA PEAK CHRISTMAS MENU 2020
Starters to share with your table party: 
Cured salmon with mustard dressing
Blackcurrant herring with malted bread
Vendace roe with red onion and sour cream
Traditional Finnish salad from pickled vegetables
Potatoes with dill
Crispy salad
Celeriac, roasted almonds and burnt cheese
Reindeer liver, brioche & lingonberry jam 
Carrot casserole
Traditional Christmas ham with Peak’s homemade mustard
Cheese selection with tomato jam

Main Courses (choose one): 
Reindeer roast from Kujala farm with beer braised onion
Braised cod with smoked eggs and shrimps
Swede baked in salt crust with Finnish forest mushrooms and cheese seasoned barley

Dessert: Apple parfait with cinnamon and white chocolate

Ruka Peak - Boutique Hotel & Restaurant , Tel +358 (0) 8 868 4100 , Email: info@rukapeak.fi
16:30
Meet the reindeers at Rudolf adventure route
Reindeers have an important job as Santa’s little helpers, but what else is going on in reindeers’ life?

Mondays, thursdays and saturdays at 4:30 pm.

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

All rights reserved.

19:00
-
22:00
Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner at Isokenkäisten Klubi
Welcome to the Traditional Christmas dinner!

Dinner will be served at 7 pm. Table booking must be done in advance from Isokenkäisten Klubi, tel. +358 400-972260 or info@ikk.fi.
Address: Heikinjärventie 3, 93800 Kuusamo
Dinner price:  52,00€ / adult and 26,00€ /child 4-14 years.

Menu: To begin with: Klubi’s glögi (non-alcoholic)

Delicious starters from fish and meat

House’s style marinated lemon salmon and Smoked salmon with a spruce mayonnaise
Roe delicacy mousse and Black currant herring
Reindeer liver our house style
Smoked turkey and wild herbs oil

Selection of salads

Lappish cheese salad with hostess dressing and Beetroot salad with pink creamy sauce
House forest mushrooms salad

Main courses

Traditional Finnish Christmas ham with Christmas apple sauce and cognac mustard
Boiled potatoes and peas, plums
Swede casserole and carrot casserole
Beetroot - blue cheese casserole

Desserts

Cranberry chocolate cake, gingerbreads, Christmas chocolate
Coffee and tea

The Christmas dinner includes a selection of house breads and spreads. We reserve the right to make changes.

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

Friday 25.12.2020

14:30
Stiga Competition
Speedy Stiga race for whole family!

Slope number 21. Enrollment on the spot at 14 , during high season from 13.45.

Free of charge.

Results

All rights for changes are reserved.

Fun in the slopes by

K-Market, Ruka Ski Resort, Kuusamo, Finland

16:00
-
23:00
Christmas Dinner at Peak
On Thursday 24.12. two seatings at 16–18.30 and at 19–23, on Friday 25.12. restaurant is open during 17–23, table reservations during 18–20.

Food, drinks, friends and happy Christmas spirit! At Ruka Peak we are celebrating Christmas with a delicious feast on Christmas Eve and Christams Day. On Christmas Eve there are two seatings, the first one at 16-18.30 and second at 19-23. In addition to the abundant starter buffet, guests get to choose from three different main courses.

Price: 79€/person (50€ for children under 12)
Drinks can be included for an additional price

RUKA PEAK CHRISTMAS MENU 2020
Starters to share with your table party: 
Cured salmon with mustard dressing
Blackcurrant herring with malted bread
Vendace roe with red onion and sour cream
Traditional Finnish salad from pickled vegetables
Potatoes with dill
Crispy salad
Celeriac, roasted almonds and burnt cheese
Reindeer liver, brioche & lingonberry jam 
Carrot casserole
Traditional Christmas ham with Peak’s homemade mustard
Cheese selection with tomato jam

Main Courses (choose one): 
Reindeer roast from Kujala farm with beer braised onion
Braised cod with smoked eggs and shrimps
Swede baked in salt crust with Finnish forest mushrooms and cheese seasoned barley

Dessert: Apple parfait with cinnamon and white chocolate

Ruka Peak - Boutique Hotel & Restaurant , Tel +358 (0) 8 868 4100 , Email: info@rukapeak.fi

Saturday 26.12.2020

16:30
Meet the reindeers at Rudolf adventure route
Reindeers have an important job as Santa’s little helpers, but what else is going on in reindeers’ life?

Mondays, thursdays and saturdays at 4:30 pm.

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

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.

Sunday 27.12.2020

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.