All of Helsinki will be celebrating together on New Year’s Eve at Senate Square, possibly for the last time, due to construction work at last year’s venue, the Kansalaistori square. Helsinki will ring in 2019 with a star-studded concert featuring Finnish singer-songwriter Vesala, the trendsetting pop act Vesta and a theatrical fire show by the Maria Baric Company. DJ Orion will keep the crowds dancing on their feet, and the show will be hosted by Ernest Lawson from the TV comedy show Putous and TV personality Sampo Marjamaa.
The official New Year’s Eve celebrations will include a special programme for kids and their families at the start of the evening. The internationally renowned Maria Baric Company will present a stunning show that combines music, fire, theatre, dance and circus, culminating in a firework display at 5:30pm.
Tens of thousands of locals and visitors are expected to join in the festivities. In order to accommodate a large numbers of people, a big screen broadcasting a live feed from Senate Square will be set up in the nearby Market Square. The firework display at midnight can be viewed from both Senate Square and the Market Square. The use of personal fireworks or firecrackers is strictly prohibited.