Finnish Family Christmas

The Finnish Society’s year finishes with the Family Christmas Party. It features a traditional Finnish Christmas lunch, Santa’s visit, all-time favourite Christmas carols, and a fun program for the children.

When: Sunday, 15th of December, starting: 1pm
Where: Finnish Hall, 119 Pier St, Altona

If you would like your child to receive a present from Santa, please bring one with your child’s name on it for Santa’s gift sack. Presents for adults will also be accepted. max value of $5

Entry: $25 FSM members, $35 non-members; children under 12 years free.


Book by Friday the 13th of December so we can ensure the right amount of food for everyone. Contact Pirjo if you cannot book with the link: ph. 0419 554 390 / pirjo.t@fsmelbourne.com.au

Independence Day

This Sunday, on the 8th of December, we celebrate our Independence by remembering those that bravely fought and through ‘sisu’ managed to maintain it through the many years.
The ceremony starts at 12 noon with a church service followed by celebrations.

Coffee and refreshments will be available afterwards. This event isn’t catered so we ask that if you are coming please bring a plate of food to share.

Finnish Christmas Bazaar

The annual Finnish Christmas Bazaar is here again! The Finnish Hall on 30th of November from 10am to 1pm is THE place to get a little piece of Finland to take home and make your Christmas complete. From delicious foods and baked goods to crafts and other gift ideas there is something for everyone.

Items sell out quickly, so you may want to come in early to get your share of traditional Finnish treats – such as Karelian pasties, rye bread, cinnamon buns, casseroles, coffee, chocolate and sweets – or pop in a bit later to enjoy a less hectic cup of Christmas spirit, meeting friends and good coffee.

If we are nice, Santa Claus will pay a special visit so please bring a small present with your child’s name on it for Santa’s gift sack.

If you’d like a table to sell your goods, please contact the Finnish Hall caretaker, Kimmo Sandstrom, on (03) 9398 4143.

Baltic Festival

This year the Baltic Festival in Melbourne celebrates its 15th anniversary! Come see cultural music and dance performances from the Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and their neighbour Finland as we celebrate the return of spring!

A joyful time of rejuvenation and regrowth. The snow melts away, the flowers begin to bloom and the animals return from their slumber. We also end our retreat and enter into a new world of fun and merriment with bountiful flower festivals.

When: 1pm, Sunday, 20th of October
Where: Finnish Hall, 119 Pier St, Altona

Tickets available now through Trybooking: www.trybooking.com/BFNKY, and will also be available at the event.

We hope to see you all and celebrate the beautiful song and dance of our cultures!