Now that we live in Turku, the Christmas capital of the country, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to witness the light-up of the nation’s premier Christmas tree. Quite a number of people, many with young children, were defying the fiercely cold weather attending the family-oriented event in front of the Cathedral on Saturday afternoon. Afterwards, many families also queued to have a look at the crib inside the Cathedral. We are saving that to a later occasion.
By the time the crowd was dispersing it was not only blowing heavily but also drizzling. Under these conditions, we are really in need of some prominent decorations to start tuning to the season. The majestic spruce tree is 22 metres high and weighs some 4000 kilos. It might just have made it for us.