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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM


GENERAL TERMS OF RESERVATION CONCERNING WEEKLY PROGRAMS

- Minimum group size 4 people. Under 6 year old children must be accompanied by parents
- Family = 2 adults with 2 children
- Advance subscription for program must be done latest by 4 pm on the previous day.
Register in Himos - Holiday reception (Himos Center). Tel. +358 20 7119 210
- The activities start at the Himos Safaris reception premises in Himos Center.
- Participating in motorized programs under influence of alcohol is totally prohibited (0 tolerance) 
- Activities are arranged weather permitting.

Tel. + 358 (0)20 711 9230, himosholiday@himosholiday.com
Himos Center tel. + 358 (0)20 711 9210

We reserve the right to change the program and schedules.


Program valid 21.- 26.12.2019

SATURDAY 21.12.

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CHILDREN'S SNOWMOBILE SCHOOL (weather permitting)
Who says that enjoying the thrill of speed and the rumbling of an engine is just for adults! Snowmobile school for children on a closed circuit where children can safely experience the genuine atmosphere of snowmobiling. After the drive, there will be warm juice available, and the children will get a certificate for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca 1 h, price €15 per person
Recommended for 4- to 10-year-olds, for 8-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult. 

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TROLL FOREST WINTER ADVENTURE

Let's go on an adventure tour in the mysterious Troll forest. We'll take the children's adventure tour in the Troll forest where we will light a campfire by a hut and roast some sausages. Recommended for 3 to 9-year-old children, for 6-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult. 
Duration ca. 1.5 hours, price €10 / person or €25 / family. 

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CHRISTMAS HUSTLE AND BUSTLE AT THE HIMOSLUOLA CAVE

Have you ever been to a real cave? We will walk together to the Luola cave in the troll forest along a path illuminated by lanterns. At the destination, we will try our hands at arts and crafts and roast some marshmallows.
Duration ca. 1.5 hours, price €8 / child. Maximum group size 10 persons.

SUNDAY 22.12.

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CHILDREN'S SNOWMOBILE SCHOOL (weather permitting)
Who says that enjoying the thrill of speed and the rumbling of an engine is just for adults! Snowmobile school for children on a closed circuit where children can safely experience the genuine atmosphere of snowmobiling. After the drive, there will be warm juice available, and the children will get a certificate for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca 1 h, price €15 per person
Recommended for 4- to 10-year-olds, for 8-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult. 

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MOOSE SAFARI WITH ATV'S
Have you ever kissed a moose? On this safari it might be possible. The safari takes you to the Hirvikartano Moose Manor where you can learn about the antlered residents of the forest - the moose, reindeer and roe deer. During the safari you vwill experience the thrill of speed at the controls of an ATV, hear interesting stories about the animal residents of the manor and enjoy a cup of coffee and pasties in the cozy living room of the old farmhouse. 
Duration ca. 2.5 hours, price €80 / person (2 persons per ATV), €105 / person ( 1 person per ATV).

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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR SANTA'S PACK
It's not too late to add presents to Santa's bag! Let's make a candle lantern, Christmas decorations and cards, as well as small wooden handicraft items.
Price €8 / child.

MONDAY 23.12.

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CHILDREN'S SNOWMOBILE SCHOOL (weather permitting)
Who says that enjoying the thrill of speed and the rumbling of an engine is just for adults! Snowmobile school for children on a closed circuit where children can safely experience the genuine atmosphere of snowmobiling. After the drive, there will be warm juice available, and the children will get a certificate for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca 1 h, price €15 per person
Recommended for 4- to 10-year-olds, for 8-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult. 

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GINGERBREAD BAKING
The most delicious Christmas smells are created in the kitchen! Let’s bake, decorate – and have some gingerbread! Mulled wine and gingerbread available for adults. Meeting point at the Himos Center.
Price €5 per baker, max. 20 bakers.

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THE  MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Music is one of the ingredients that create the Christmas mood. Join in for a sing-along to sing some of the most beloved old and more recent Christmas songs at Himos Areena. Organised by the Jämsä parish.
Free admission, no booking required Mulled wine available to buy. After the event, you can give a contribution to the collection boxes for relief aid that the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission provides. Welcome!

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TROLL FOREST EVENING ADVENTURE
Let’s go on an adventure tour in the mysterious Troll forest at dusk. Bring your own torch! Recommended for 5 to 10-year-old children, for 6-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.
Duration 1 h, departure from in front of Himos Areena after the Most Beautiful Christmas Carols event. Free admission. Register at the reception the previous day by 4 p.m., at the latest.

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KARAOKE AT THE MONO PUB & PIZZERIA
Tune your singing muscles for the Christmas at the karaoke at the Mono


CHRISTMAS EVE, TUESDAY 24.12.

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HIMOS CHRISTMAS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Christmas games, horse- and pony-drawn sleigh and cart rides and pony riding. Test your own slapshot speed and your accuracy in a throwing competition! Some elves will join in the hustle and bustle. Possibility to make some thin pancakes at the outdoor fireplace. The event will take place in the yard of the Tupa Kitchen & Bar and Areena.
Free admission, no booking required

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CHRISTMAS SMOKE SAUNA
Calm down for the Christmas by bathing in the atmospheric Himos smoke sauna. There is a barbecue hut in the yard of the sauna where you can roast your own sausages. Mixed gender sauna, bring your own towel, sauna bench towels provided at the sauna. The changing room facilities are limited. Therefore, changing takes place in a casual way in a joint main room. There are also changing facilities outside. Please note that the smoke sauna is quite popular, and therefore hot water might run out.
Free of charge, no bookings required. Come directly to the smoke sauna according to your own schedule.


CHRISTMAS DAY, WEDNESDAY 25.12.

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CHRISTMAS SMOKE SAUNA
Relax for Christmas by bathing in the atmospheric Himos smoke sauna. There is a barbecue hut in the yard of the sauna where you can roast your own sausages. Mixed gender sauna, bring your own towel, sauna bench towels provided at the sauna. The changing room facilities are limited. Therefore, changing takes place in a casual way in a joint main room. There are also changing facilities outside. Please note that the smoke sauna is quite popular, and therefore hot water might run out.
Free of charge, no bookings required. Come directly to the smoke sauna according to your own schedule.


THURSDAY 26.12.

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MOOSE PRESENTATION AT MOOSE MANOR
At the Moose Manor, you will learn about the antlered residents of the manor: the reindeer, the fallow deer and the moose that you might even get to feed!
The Moose Manor is located ca 9 km from Himos. No transport provided. No bookings required. You can come directly to the Moose Manor according to your own schedule.

 


IN ADDITION TO OUR WEEKLY PROGRAMMES

In addition, for individual tours and outdoor activities:

Downhill skiing on the Himos ski slopes

Maintained ski tracks, also illuminated tracks; a track map is available here

Up to date track information www.mski.fi/jamsa

Available for renting at the Himos Center

Electric fat bikes and standard bicycles, cycling maps here:

The Biking Route of Jämsänniemi cape
Northern Biking Routes

Hiking routes

More information here »

Kick sleds

Ice Way tour skating equipment

Ice fishing equipment

Children's snowmobile track, bookings, €20 per 20 min
Driving is only allowed under the supervision and responsibility of the child’s guardian.

Snowshoes

Also books and games for rent in Himos Center

Snow mobiles and ATVs

For further information, see:  https://himoslomat.fi/en/activities/safaris/

Things to do and see in the Jämsä region:

Nurmolandia petting zoo https://www.nurmolandia.fi/in-english/

Moose Manor, moose, reindeer and fallow deer in a fenced area https://hirvikartano.fi/en/

Husky rides and safaris www.makiaho.com

Isojärvi national park https://www.nationalparks.fi/isojarvinp

A small skating rink for children at the foot of the Western Slopes of Himos, weather permitting

Shopping

On vacation, there is also plenty of time for shopping! Get the last-minute tips for Christmas presents here.

Center Market Himos, small souvenirs and lovely gifts, etc. Finnmari interior decoration products

Felt shop Lahtinen and factory shop only a 20 min drive from Himos. Various awarded felt products; shoes, hats, bags, etc. Products from the Aki Choklat for Lahtiset range.  www.lahtiset.fi/en

The Witikkala mansion is full of interior decoration items, lovely clothes and an idyllic café, in Jämsä town centre, www.witikkalankartano.fi

Vehkala, also familiar from TV, has a broad selection of jeans and denim products, bags, shoes and accessories. We recommend! In Jämsä town centre, at Mottilantie 8. https://www.vehkala.com

Pajalan kenkä is a true treasure house of shoes, in the Jämsä town centre, at Teollisuuskatu 1.  https://www.pajalankenka.fi

Luontaispuoti; a small shop, a great selection! Jämsä town centre, at Keskuskatu 23, in the Citymarket building.

Himos Center tel. + 358 (0)20 711 9210
Tel. + 358 (0)20 711 9230, himosholiday@himosholiday.com