It's 2016!

Thank you all who took part in events and in social media, and thanks to companies who gave tips for many other new year's celebrations! Happy new year 2016! Not full year and we celebrate #vuosivaihtuu again!

Visit Finnish site to see more information about New Year menus, nightlife, theater and other celebrations!

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Vuosi vaihtuu

31th December at 22pm – 00.10 am

The fantastic New Year’s show will be held at Tampere Hall where the Riku Niemi Orchestra, joined by Finland's leading musicians Laura Voutilainen, Pave Maijanen, Erja Lyytinen and Jorma Kääriäinen, entertain the audience with sunny samba rhythms in the spirit of the Olympic year in Brazil. Also performing are the stand-up comedians Matti Patronen and Toni Jyvälä, BMX riders, and a reggaeton dance group. The show is hosted by Salla Paajanen, Peltsi Peltola and Riku Karvakuono, our furry friend loved by children and adults alike. The show will be broadcast live on Yle TV1.

Tickets from 28 €
Music and flavours package 50 € (incl. Concert ticket and buffet)
For more information and ticket sales, please visit

10 pm – 10.30 pm follow the show from Tampere Hall on the big screen at Frenckell square.

Send New Year Greetings to your friends via Vuosi vaihtuu TV show!

Send New Year Wishes and Greetings to your family, friends, relatives, colleagues and anyone around Finland or abroad via Vuosi vaihtuu TV show! Riku Karvakuono will read the best greetings during the show. You can watch the broadcast on Yle TV1 or Yle Areena.

Riku Niemi Orchestra
Pave Maijanen
Laura Voutilainen
Jorma Kääriäinen
Erja Lyytinen
Matti Patronen
Toni Jyvälä
Salla Paajanen
Peltsi Peltola

Frenckell Square
December 31 at 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm

Frenckell Square is where it’s at! Rap artist Nikke Ankara brings on the party in the city centre. Nikke's songs 'Värifilmi' and 'Rullaa' are currently among the hottest hits in Finland. The event will be hosted by the actor and radio show host Valtteri Lehtinen.

Rap artist Juno and pop singer Janna will also stand up on the stage. This couple got married last summer and they have made a song together called Karkumatkalla.

The Frenckell Square event is free of charge and will be broadcast live on Yle TV1.

Nikke Ankara
Valtteri Lehtinen

New Year's fireworks

January 1st 2016 at 00.00

The New Year's fireworks at Ratina fill the sky with a medley of sparkling colours. The best spots for viewing the fireworks are in the area between Koskikeskus, Laukontori and Eteläpuisto.

Maps of Frenckell Square and Ratina

For more information about Finnpark car parks and parking facilities, click here. It is recommended to arrive in good time by foot or by public transport to ensure the best viewing spots and to avoid traffic jams.


Firework restrictions

Setting off fireworks is allowed from 6 pm on December 31st 2015 until 2 am on January 1st 2016. Please note that it is forbidden to set off fireworks in the city centre. The restricted area is between Kekkosentie - Kalevan puistotie - Viinikankatu - Tampereen valtatie - Jokikatu - Viinikanlahti - Eteläpuisto - Palomäentie - Näkötornintie - Vesilinnankatu – Paasikiventie.

See the map of firework restricted area here.


How do you prepare for the turn of the year? Share the coolest parties, the most festive dinner tables, the sparkliest outfits, and the most breathtaking fireworks on social media by using the hashtag #vuosivaihtuu.

Send your New Year’s greetings with the hashtag #vuosivaihtuu, the best posts will be read in the Vuosi vaihtuu show at Tampere Hall!

Companies and organizations

Share your events and New Year’s updates in social media with the hashtag #vuosivaihtuu, or give suggestions on where to find the best New Year’s shows, parties, cultural events, menus and countdown screens by informing us.

More information:
Executive Producer:
Saara Saarteinen
Tampere Event Office
City of Tampere
040 801 6222

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