Start of Year Barbecue

The barbecue marks the beginning of our calendar of events for 2020, which you can now find on our website, fsmelbourne.com.au/events or get the free calendar from the Library at the Finnish Hall.

The BBQ starts at 12:30pm on Sunday the 16th of February. BBQ food includes sausages, rissoles, coffee, and more for $15 per person. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

The sauna will be open depending on demand. Let us know if you are interested!

Everyone welcome! Come and celebrate the opening of the society for the year.

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.