Christmas in Sweden – Markets, events, concerts, and buffets

Many cities and regions in Sweden have long traditions with Christmas markets, Christmas concerts, Christmas shopping, and Christmas buffets (“julbord”). The three major cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö all have their Christmas markets. However, you can also find Christmas markets out in the country, for example in Skåne and Småland – Huseby Bruk near Växjö is a good example.

Gothenburg attracts many tourists with Christmas at the amusement park Liseberg and with the Lane of Lights on its main boulevard. Gothenburg is also called the “Christmas City”.

Gingerbread houses at ArkDes Museum in Stockholm 2019/2020

Gingerbread houses at ArkDes Museum in Stockholm 2019/2020

On November 29, 2019 the annual exhibition of gingerbread houses opened at ArkDes, the architecture and design centre in Stockholm. ArkDes is located on...

Winter in Stockholm – Christmas – Major events

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Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg not far from the central station

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The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13

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6,000 lights and torches: New Year’s Walk in Norrköping

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11 major resorts from Värmland to Lapland, with map Sweden has a long alpine season. Depending on weather conditions, downhill slopes in central and northern...
Christmas markets in Skåne

Christmas markets in Skåne (southern Sweden) 2019

There are many popular Christmas markets in Skåne. Browse among the Father Christmases and lanterns – a cup of mulled wine, a saffron bun and,...
The Kosta Christmas market in Småland

The Kosta Christmas market in Småland

On November 9 the Kosta Christmas market was opened. There are three million Christmas lights that will illuminate Kosta this winter. The event in the...
We do it twice - Celebrate New Year twice in an hour in the Juoksengi Arctic Circle village

We do it twice – Celebrate New Year twice in an hour in the Juoksengi Arctic Circle...

Now you can take advantage of a unique opportunity to change your first New Year´s resolution with the spectacular New Year celebration “We do...
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Swedish-Irish footballer Kevin Walker: Christmas Nights

The "Christmas Nights" video was released just two days ago. The artist is Swedish first-league footballer Kevin Walker. Kevin won the Swedish version of the Pop...
Christmas smorgasbord at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

Christmas smorgasbord at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

The Grand Hôtel’s wonderful Christmas smorgasbord is a much appreciated tradition. For the entire month of December the Veranda restaurant will be serving a...
The “Tomteland” Santaworld in Mora

English program at “Tomteland” Santaworld in Mora

Update November 13, 2019 This winter there will be no English program at the "Tomteland", neither in December nor in early January 2020. However, the park...

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