Imatrankoski Rapids will flow free on the New Year’s Day
At Imatra, the year will mostly change in a very traditional manner but with some new twists.
Imatrankoski Rapids will flow free on the New Year’s Day at 14:00 instead of the New Year’s Eve.
On the New Year’s Day, music from the Karelia suite (Alla marcia) by Sibelius will be played at the rapids show.
The New Year’s event at Inkerinaukio Square will start at 19:30 on 31 December 2019, similarly to last year. The speech on behalf of the City will be followed by an extreme stunt. The firework show will start at around 20:00.
The City will not organise other firework shows at the turn of the year. Also this decision was supported in the resident survey.
The rapids shows are always subject to change due to weather conditions in winter. If the show is preceded by severe frost, the gates of the dam will not be opened.
Tue 31 December 2019 at 19:30, InkerinaukioSquare
• New Year’s speeches
• Performance: an extreme stunt, magician Eetu Lampi &music by Antti Kuusi
• Fireworks at 20:00
Wed 1 January 2020
• At 14:00 Rapids show, Imatrankoski
• At 17:00 Imatra Ballet, Swan Lake, St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Culture House Virta
Thu 2 January 2020
• At 14:00 and 18:30 Imatra Ballet, Swan Lake, St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Culture House Virta