Two Countries, Two Time zones,
One New Year’s Party!
Experience the year changing twice under the sparkling winter sky at Victoria Square! The New Year is celebrated in a traditional way in HaparandaTornio, when fireworks spark the New Year for both Finland and Sweden. The event will take place on the border of two countries, in two time zones, together to celebrate the New Year. Victoria Square will once again be transformed into a big New Year’s outdoor disco with music on New Year’s Eve starting at 23.45 Finnish time and 22.45 Swedish time.
BAG CHECK AT THE ENTRANCES
Our event is on the border between two countries. According to the decision of the Swedish police authority, only small bags with a maximum size of 40X40X20 may be brought into the area, i.e. no larger backpacks or shopping bags. Exceptions to this rule are those who must take essential medical or medical supplies with them.
There is no luggage storage in the area. There is a bag check at the entrance gates, so we kindly ask you to arrive early so that you can enjoy the event on time. Fireworks found during the inspection will be confiscated.
This year, there are two access routes to the area and the aim is to carry out the inspections as smoothly as possible.
It is the wish of the staff that guests do not bring bags to the event.
PROGRAM 31 December 2023
Swedish time / Finnish time
22.45 | 23.45 DJ Konna – Roope Halonen
23.00 | 00.00 Finnish New Year – Fireworks
23.05 | 00.05 DJ Konna – Roope Halonen
00.00 | 01.00 Swedish New Year – Fireworks