Christmas break at the Royal Palace

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Visit the Royal Palace of Stockholm during the Christmas holidays. Bring your children and grandchildren, who can take part in the Christmas guest in the palace’s golden rooms, from 26 December.

You will find the palace’s grand Christmas tree in the State Apartments ballroom ‘The White Sea’, but can you find the palace’s Christmas elves? Follow the map and see if you can find them! There will be a small Christmas present for all children who take part.

The Christmas guest will take place Tuesday–Sunday on 26 December to 10 January, between 10:00 and 16:00. Open at New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Note! Closed on Mondays!

Included in the ordinary admission price. Free entry for children.

For more information, please click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Happy Children! :-)

Photographer: Alexis Daflos

Christmas Markets in Stockholm

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Christmas markets with Glögg (mulled wine), Christmas candy and handicrafts are a must for Stockholmers. Christmas markets are held during Advent, that is, the last four weekends before Christmas Eve. Here´s a selection of markets, traditional ones and some with a modern touch:

Christmas market at Skansen
Skansen celebrates all traditional Swedish festivals and Christmas is no exception. Visit the annual Christmas market and buy delicious treats or beautiful Christmas gifts. Or just enjoy the great ambiance. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1st Advent until Christmas.
Opening hours: 10.00-16.00
Where: Skansen – read more here

Christmas market at The Royal Mews
Here you can see royal carriages used for state visits and you get to visit the stables with the king’s horses. In the smithy stands a blacksmith and manufactures high quality products. There are also many craftsmen and Swedish Christmas food. Entrance included in The Stockholm Card.
Date 27 nov: 12.00-19.00, 28 nov: 10.00-18.00, 29 nov: 10.00-17.00
Where: Väpnargatan 1, read more here


Christmas market in the Old Town
This is the most famous, and most traditional Christmas Market in Stockholm. It is located in the heart of the Old Town at Stortorget. The little red stalls sell Swedish Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, reindeer- and elkmeat and other Christmas delicacies, glögg and a range of Swedish handicrafts and decorative arts of high-quality workmanship.
Date: Open daily from 21 november until 23 december: 11.00-18.00
Where: Stortorget, Gamla Stan/Old Town,  read more here

Konstfack Christmas Market 2015
Konstfacks Christmas Market will offer innovative and playful creations, everything from posters and pottery to jewelry and textiles.
The Market is organized by the students of Konstfack/University College Of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm
Date: 28 nov: 10.00-17.00, 29 nov: 10.00-17.00
Where: LM Ericssons väg 14, read more here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Drink a lot of Glögg! 😉 :-)

Photographer: Henrik Trygg