There are many popular Christmas markets in Skåne. Browse among the Father Christmases and lanterns – a cup of mulled wine, a saffron bun and, maybe, a pair of woollen mittens. If you are lucky, you may even find a Christmas present or two. Here you will find a list of the most popular Christmas markets in Skåne – please check the websites of the Christmas markets for programs, opening hours, and exact locations:
1Kristianstad: Christmas market at Ovesholm Manor, October 23-25, 2015
Buy direct from blacksmiths, weavers, wood-carvers and ceramicists who will be offering their finest pieces so that you can find the perfect presents. Don’t miss the well-stocked food stall, full of the most delicious delicacies for your Christmas feast.
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2Bjuv: Christmas at Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle, October 29 – November 1, 2015
You are greeted by a castle lit with torches and candles. And by over 80 artisans who have given their all to create beautiful and functional items and small-scale taste sensations to delight the palate. Cheese, bread, mustard, fish, mulled wine, ham. Relax in the café with home-baked bread and a warming drink while soaking in the atmosphere.
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3Lund: Christmas preparations at Kulturen, November 28-29, 2015
Kulturen’s popular Christmas preparations. The entire museum is given an authentic Christmas atmosphere, with space for both old and new traditions. In the buildings, fires crackle in the fireplaces and the Christmas table is laid. Here you’ll find gifted artisans, a row of market stalls, music and a range of other activities. When twilight descends, hundreds of candles will be lit in the park to create a magical Christmas atmosphere.
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4Lund: Thomander’s Christmas, November 28-29 and December 5-6, 12-13, 19, 2015
Thomander’s Christmas takes place on each of the four weekends in Advent. The theme is an old-fashioned Christmas as it was in the days of the Thomander family in 19th century Lund. The city is filled with horse-drawn carriages, open-air theatre, Christmas stalls, Christmas gnomes, bands, organ grinders and choirs, with no space for the classic market stalls that are otherwise common at the majority of Christmas markets in Skåne.
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5Hässleholm: Christmas market in the Tykarp cave near Ignaberga, December 4-6, 2015
Experience a fantastic and unusual Christmas market 12 metres underground. The exhibitors set out their stalls in pillared halls and underground passageways. Quality products in a magical environment create an unforgettable Christmas market both over and under the ground.
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6Helsingborg: Christmas at Fredriksdal, December 4-6, 2015
Christmas at Fredriksdal has become a charming tradition for many people who wander among the buildings and farms on paths lit by thousands of oil lamps. Get in the Christmas spirit right at the beginning of December. Take the opportunity to buy those first Christmas presents at the genuine old-fashioned Christmas market. Christmas at Fredriksdal offers you the chance to buy delicacies for the Christmas table, hand Father Christmas the children’s letters, do some Christmas crafting, listen to Christmas music, dance around the Christmas tree, experience old handicrafts and see this year’s Lucia. – Approximately 20,000 people are expected to visit the Fredriksdal Christmas market this year.
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7Malmö: Christmas market at Katrinetorp, December 4-6, 2015
The fourteenth Christmas market at Katrinetorp, a well-known tradition in Malmö and considered by many to be one of southern Sweden’s most beautiful. Find Christmas decorations, antiques, goodies, crafts, flowers and food. In the main building you can enjoy coffee, sandwiches and homemade cakes at the café.
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8Höör: Fogdaröd’s Christmas market, December 4-6, 2015
The market is in several different buildings, but they are all in the same area. Food is in the stables. Handicrafts are in the big Christmas market building, the chicken house, the greenhouse and the barn. Here you can buy straw handicrafts, marzipan, leather, knitwear, Christmas gnomes, wooden handicrafts, wreaths, lights and much more. The greenhouse is bedecked with Christmas decorations and there is an art installation on the second floor.
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9Sjöbo: Christmas Market at Övedskloster, December 12-13, 2015
This is the third time this unique Christmas market at Övedskloster has been organised, with a specific focus on food and handicrafts from the local area. Just next to the castle there is an old cowshed from the 19th century with a wonderful, rustic atmosphere. This is the heart of the Christmas market. But the market also spreads out over the whole of the old farm, castle courtyard and park. The main attraction is, of course, all the exhibitors who are displaying their fine products. However, visitors will also find a Lucia procession, horse and cart, Christmas choir, farm animals, sausage grilling, a puppet theatre and much more. And, of course, Christmas trees, oil lamps, torches, pine branches, saffron buns and mulled wine. Which all adds up to create a wonderful old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere.
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Christmas market at Kulturen in Lund (photo: Viveca Ohlsson/Kulturen)
Source and photos: Tourism in Skåne AB