Sinisellä valaistu koski
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Tomi Kallio
Sinisellä valaistu koski

A rapids show will start off the year 2019 on New Year’s Day

The turn of the year will be celebrated with a fireworks show on New Year’s Eve

The year 2019 will be welcomed in Imatra with a rapids show on New Year’s Day (1st January 2019) at 14:00.
The renovation of the dam of the Imatra Rapids will be completed by the turn of the year. The year 2019 will mark the 90th anniversary of the Imatra power plant. We hope that the rapids show will encourage locals as well as those visiting the area to take a walk with friends or family, for instance. Later in the evening, entertainment will be provided by the magnificent Romeo&Juliet ballet produced by Imatra Ballet, says Liisa Hupli-Oinonen, the Director of Communications of the Town of Imatra.
The New Year’s rapids show will restart the traditional rapids shows in Imatra. The town and Fortum have agreed that in the future, rapids shows will be held 4-5 times a week in summer. Shows will also be organised in connection to certain holidays and major events.
A more detailed rapids show calendar will be published before Christmas.


The year 2019 will be welcomed at Inkerinaukio Square. The New Year’s Eve will be celebrated with an event starting at 19:30. The event will end with a fireworks show, starting at around 20:00.
In 2019, the aim is to determine how New Year’s events should be developed. The town will organise an online survey at the beginning of 2019 for submitting feedback and development ideas. The survey can be found at http://imatra.fi, and it will be available in Finnish and English.