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