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  • World Capital of Design status for Helsinki

    Dec 16, 2011, 11:50
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    During traditional New Year holiday this year Helsinki residents and numerous guests will celebrate another event – World Design Capital status, which Helsinki will get in 2012.

    At Senate Square will be organized transferring grand ceremony of this title to Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti – cities, which realize this project together.

    On New Year's Eve Senate Square will be lightened with illumination and video show, surrounding buildings will continuously change its look and at midnight, thanks to video installation to the glory of Helsinki, city's Cathedral will come to life.

    This event is dedicated to looking into the future. From 10 pm at Senate Square will be open “bar of promises”, where every visitor will have an opportunity to promise to do something important in 2012 and to taste hot chocolate.

    Besides, as in previous years, for all outdoor festivities participants will be arranged concert, Helsinki mayor Jussi Pajunen makes a speech and everything ends with awesome fireworks.

    If you plan to celebrate New Year's Eve in Helsinki, offers you car hire Helsinki services.

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