Onlookers enjoy the early fireworks display in downtown Helsinki (Image: Lehtikuva)

News in brief

NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATIONS HAVE OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF in Helsinki, with a special fireworks show organized by the City government at the National Museum of Finland. The Children's Fireworks Show takes place a few hours earlier so that families with young children can ring in the new year together. 

You can see more photos from the event by scrolling through the gallery. 


Image Credit: Lehtikuva