The city streets are brightened by 40,000 coloured lights between late October and early January. The central square becomes a Christmas market in December.
The city’s premier rock-music festival, held over four days in mid-July with concerts at various stages around town.
Held in early August, this is a showcase of international and Finnish theatre. Off-Tampere is a fringe festival held at the same time.
A respected international festival of short films, usually held in early March.
A festival of new Finnish music, held in April of even-numbered years.