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Ruka-Kuusamo Christmas Weekly Programme

21.11.2019 - 7.1.2020
Welcome to enjoy the Christmas magic!

The magic of Christmas is made up of many puzzles, solving which requires keen senses and Christmas spirit tuned to the extreme. Until today, what Santa Claus does in the summertime has been one of the biggest mysteries, but last autumn the Chief of Gifts from the Santa Claus Main Post Office in Rovaniemi sent cards all over the Ruka village that were normally sent at Christmas. "The secret can be revealed! Kindest regards, Santa Claus". Read more: 

Santa's Holiday Secret

The events below will take you into our Christmas story from the end of November until the Epiphany (beginning of January). Christmas time 21.-27.12. events: www.ruka.fi/christmas. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Weekly program and fun in the slopes!

Experience unforgettable adventures in the Finnish winter nature by snowmobile, husky sledge, snowshoeing or other activities. 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 > 

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Sunday 15.12.2019

10:00
Christmas Carols at Kuusamo Holy Cross Church
No entrance fee.

Location: Kuusamo Holy Cross Church, Kitronintie 11, 93600 Kuusamo. 

13:00
Christmas Carols at Käylä church
No entrance fee.

Location: Käylä church, Sallantie 62, 93900 Kuusamo 

Thursday 19.12.2019

17:00
Christmas Carols at Oulanka Visitor Centre
Free glög available for visitors and a possibility to take a 1km candle trail to Kiutaköngäs rapids. No entrance fee.

Location: Oulanka Visitor Centre, Liikasenvaarantie 132, 93900 Kuusamo.

Friday 20.12.2019

19:00
Christmas Bird Musical
At Ruka Ski Stadium

Christmas Bird brings Christmas to the Ruka resort. For years the Christmas Bird has marked the start of Christmas in fell resort.

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.

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 appr. at 6.40 p.m. Gluhwein (non-alcoholic) is served at 6.30 p.m. The musical starts at 7 p.m. 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. 

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19:00
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23:00
Night Skiing
7.12.2018-19.4.2019
There’s nothing murky about wanting to hit the slopes at night! Fridays at 19-23. Lifts are open at night during 7.12.2018-19.4.2019. Place: Check open lifts | Time: 19–23

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Sunday 22.12.2019

15:00
Christmas Carols at Kuusamo Holy Cross Church
No entrance fee.

Location: Kuusamo Holy Cross Church, Kitronintie 11, 93600 Kuusamo. 

16:00
Christmas Carols at Käylä church
No entrance fee.

Location: Käylä church, Sallantie 62, 93900 Kuusamo 

18:00
Christmas Carols at Kuusamo Holy Cross Church
No entrance fee.

Location: Kuusamo Holy Cross Church, Kitronintie 11, 93600 Kuusamo. 

Monday 23.12.2019

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

17:00
Christmas Carols at Ruka Conference Centre
No entrance fee.
18:30
Christmas Carols at Ruka Conference Centre
No entrance fee.

Tuesday 24.12.2019

13:00
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15:00
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
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20:00
Christmas Eve feast in the Restaurant Zone
Come and discover what traditional Christmas Eve meal in Finland tastes like!

A traditional Finnish Christmas Buffet will be served at Restaurant Zone. Everyone is welcome to join!

Starters: Herring and Vendace plate, Gravlax and cold-smoked Salmon, Kuusamo style Rosolli salad with Vendace, Rosolli salad with beetroot foam, Mushroom salad, Green salad, Christmas loaf, smoked cheese and spread

Main courses: Traditional Christmas Ham and Hanna's mustard, Creamy sauce, Boiled potatoes, Braised plums and peas, Casseroles (carrot, rutabaga and potato), French fries and nuggets for children

Desserts: Christmas plum curd with gingerbread, Date Cake and Coffee, Santa Claus himself has promised to attend.

Two settings have been opened to fit everybody! Tables are ready at 2 pm and 6 pm. Welcome

Seats are limited. Please pre-book your meal online! 

Restaurant Zone , Tel +358 (0)10 2710 555 , Email: zone@rukapalvelu.fi
16:00
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18:00
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

19:00
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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

 

Thursday 26.12.2019

12:00
Christmas Carols at Kuusamo Holy Cross Church
No entrance fee.

Location: Kuusamo Holy Cross Church, Kitronintie 11, 93600 Kuusamo. 

14:30
Double Trouble – buddy contest
On Thursdays from 27.12.2018 until 25.4.2019. Two similar courses – which one of you will be down faster?

Suitable for skiers/snowboarders, who can ride down the easy slopes of Masto without assistance. In the weekly program starting from week 8. 
Place: Masto slope number 35  I Time: 14.30

All rights for changes are reserved.

18:00
Christmas Carols at Virranniemi hut
No entrance fee.

Location: Virranniemi hut, Vierranniementie 10, 93999 Kuusamo

Friday 27.12.2019

19:00
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23:00
Night Skiing
7.12.2018-19.4.2019
There’s nothing murky about wanting to hit the slopes at night! Fridays at 19-23. Lifts are open at night during 7.12.2018-19.4.2019. Place: Check open lifts | Time: 19–23

Lifts & Slopes

All rights for changes are reserved.

Monday 30.12.2019

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

Tuesday 31.12.2019

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.

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.

Thursday 2.1.2020

14:30
Double Trouble – buddy contest
On Thursdays from 27.12.2018 until 25.4.2019. Two similar courses – which one of you will be down faster?

Suitable for skiers/snowboarders, who can ride down the easy slopes of Masto without assistance. In the weekly program starting from week 8. 
Place: Masto slope number 35  I Time: 14.30

All rights for changes are reserved.

Friday 3.1.2020

19:00
-
23:00
Night Skiing
7.12.2018-19.4.2019
There’s nothing murky about wanting to hit the slopes at night! Fridays at 19-23. Lifts are open at night during 7.12.2018-19.4.2019. Place: Check open lifts | Time: 19–23

Lifts & Slopes

All rights for changes are reserved.

Monday 6.1.2020

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

19:00
Christmas Carols at Vuotunki village hall
No entrance fee.

Location: Vuotunki village hall, Vuotungintie 317, 93940 Kuusamo

Tuesday 7.1.2020

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.