We at Kalevala Spirit specialize in organizing Finnish events. With more than 20 years of experience organizing Christmas villages in Central Europe, we understand the business very well. Our events are linked by one common goal; to offer an authentic and high-quality Finnish experience for all the senses. Our concept is scalable and can easily be adapted to the unique needs of our partners and customers.
Our events offer a wide range of exotic Finnish delicacies and stylish Finnish crafts. Our specialty is blazed salmon (loimulohi), which is flamed live in front of our customers on an open fire and freshly served.
We also offer hot wine, handicrafts, live entertainment, and virtual visits to Finnish nature – you could meet the Finnish Santa Claus!
We draw on our years of experience and can adapt to any season and requirement. Through constant innovation we keep our customers wanting more.
Needless to say that these are great successes.
Scalable and customizable events
An authentic Nordic atmosphere with the option of live fire, live shows, live music, and real Finns in our team. A unique experience of the north unlike any other.
A sustainable event concept without unnecessary plastic waste and a down-to-earth way of managing and setting up all of our events.
Nordic gourmet delicacies, such as flamed salmon, reindeer and elk meat, hot wine made out of berries, Nordic long drinks, and much much more.
Special area for groups and private events with catering, adaptable menus, and special package pricing.
High-quality and authentic handicrafts, delicacies, gifts, and customizable company gifts.
A transparent and honest partnership built on respect and trust.
Site inspection of our other events.
At the Christmas market in Leipzig, we run a 600qm Finnish Christmas Village with flamed salmon, hot wine from berries, three tipis for guests, and a 200-year-old Finnish log house for exotic gifts.
The Finnish Christmas village was specially designed and adapted to the prominent location of Augustusplatz in Leipzig and the wishes of the city of Leipzig.
In 2018 we had the honor of representing Finland in Strasbourg and Brussels due to Finland’s presidency of the EU Council in 2019.
Each Christmas market attracted over 2 million visitors that year. Our partner cities had never worked with us before and expected professionally-led events. They gave us very prominent locations in the hearts of their Christmas markets. It was of essential importance to them that those locations housed excellent events only, as they are always in the public eye and the media.
This was a big opportunity for us as event organizers, however, we also faced the challenge of having to organize two big Christmas events in countries where we had never been active before.
In our Finnish Christmas villages we offered popular and high-quality Finnish specialties, such as blazed salmon cooked over an open fire, hot wine and handicrafts. We also offered live entertainment and virtual visits to Finnish nature – you could meet the Finnish Santa Claus! Needless to say that both events were great successes.
Due to our 20 years of experience in the business, it was easy to scale and adapt our existing event concepts to the needs of both partner cities.
We expanded our company’s existing logistical infrastructure to both new cities.
We utilized our professional contacts all over Europe to get all the required resources and logistics in place and on time.
Due to our own contacts and media platforms, we were able to contribute vastly to the publicity of the two Christmas markets.
We offer a ripe and proven concept, a unique and exotic Nordic addition to any event, a transparent and flexible partnership based on trust and respect, a scalable event model, an authentic Finnish atmosphere with real Finns as team members, high-quality and sustainable Nordic products, unique experiences for customers, high customer satisfaction and a chance to set your event apart from the competition using innovative cultural and culinary ideas.
A survey carried out by our partner, the city of Strasbourg, showed that over 80% of visitors of the Strasbourg Christmas market considered our Finnish Christmas village to be its best part. The Christmas market had a whopping 2 million visitors in 2018!
There is no event we cannot enrich and adapt to. Let’s create the perfect concept for your event together. The rest we will do for you.
Hornstraße 11, 80797 München, Germany
Tel: +49 157 518 21 384
E-mail: [email protected]