Old Town Raahe Advent calendar eases the excitement of waiting for Christmas. As Christmas approaches, Raahe dresses up in its own unique atmosphere when the Old Town Raahe Advent calendar opens, one window at a time starting on the first day of December, presenting 24 yearly changing, traditional and uniquely wonderful old town sites. The residents of the historic and lively wooden city, entrepreneurs and others working in the old wooden blocks are responsible for decorating the windows. Old Town Raahe windows can be admired from December 1. – January 6. on site and in pictures and stories on Visit Raahe’s digital channels.
Stories from Old Raahe and the people of former Raahe
Raahe based writer Kirsti Vähäkangas records a historical story for each of the 24 windows, telling either the history of the house in question or the history of Raahe in other ways. The stories are published on the below linked Visit Raahe webpage every day, you can also admire the pictures on Visit Raahe’s Facebook and Instagram. When you want to share your own calendar pictures of Old Raahe, remember to tag them #visitraahe and #wanhanraahenjoulukalenteri. Also tag @visitraahe in IG stories to be shared.
Take the map with you for the Christmas walking tour
At the Christmas workshop, a map is being prepared, which you can use to go around the destinations of the advent calendar. The map is based on the grid pattern from 1650. Most of the town’s wooden building stock is inherited from the period after the town fire of 1810.