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When the winter darkness descends on Stockholm and the days get
shorter, the capital enters one of its most beautiful times of the
year. There are few things the city’s inhabitants enjoy more in
December than strolling around picturesque Christmas markets, listening
to the beautiful St Lucia melodies at one of the city’s concerts or
shopping away the hours in Christmas-decorated stores. Take part in
Swedish Christmas traditions!

Christmas markets

During advent, Christmas markets, with Swedish Christmas candy, smoked
sausages, reindeer meat, glögg (mulled wine) and a range of handicrafts
and decorative arts can be found around the city and in the archipelago.
  • Nov 15 - Dec 23, Steninge Palace Cultural Center Christmas Market. Palace north of Stockholm in Märsta, close to Arlanda Airport. The old hayloft is filled with handicrafts and Christmas decorations. Opening hours; Monday to Friday 11 am - 5 pm and weekends 10 am - 5 pm. steningeslott@steningeslott.com www.steningeslott.com Tel: +46 8 592 595 00, Fax: +46-8-592 595 10
  • Nov 22 - Dec 21, Gröna Lund Christmas market. The amusement park in Stockholm held its firsts Christmas market two years ago. Carousels, an ice-skating rink, food and Christmas shopping can all to be found in Gröna Lund this Christmas too. Open during the weekends. www.gronalund.se Tel: +46-8-587 50 100
  • Nov 22 - Dec 23, Old Town Christmas Market (Gamla Stan). Popular Christmas Market in the heart of the Old Town with fine old traditions, handicrafts, Christmas delicacies and mulled wine. Open hours daily: 11 am - 18 pm. www.stortorgetsjulmarknad.com  Tel: +46-8-411 26 48
  • Nov 22 - Dec 21, Street, Design & Handicrafts Christmas Market. The combination of new and unique handicrafts in a traditional Christmas setting and a very cosy environment. This is the place to look for special, fun, beautiful, imaginative and wonderful Christmas presents, delicacies direct from the farmers’ own markets, and, of course, Christmas trees. Opening hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm. Hornstulls strand 4, www.streetinstockholm.se Tel: +46-8-669 47 80
  • Nov 28 - 30, The Royal Mews Christmas Market. Try several Swedish Christmas delicacies and see unique Swedish handicrafts. Opening hours: Friday 10 am - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Väpnargatan 1 (Next to the Royal Dramatic Theatre) www.svenska-slottsmassor.se Tel: +46-8-402 61 06
  • Nov 28 – 30, Dec 5 - 7, 12 – 14, (15 – 18) & 19 - 22, Kungsträdgården Christmas market. Market in the city’s most central park, Kungsträdgården. Opening hours; 10 am – 6 pm. kungstradgarden@chamber.se www.kungstradgarden.se Tel: +46-8-555 100 90 Fax: +46-8-566 316 90
  • Nov 29 - Dec 21, Skansen Christmas market. The world’s oldest open air museum on the island of Djurgården. Sales of handicrafts, Christmas decorations, Christmas food, sweets and more from oldfashioned market stalls. Christmas concerts in Seglora church. Opening hours; Saturdays & Sundays 10 am – 4 pm. www.skansen.se Tel: +46-8-442 80 00 Fax: +46-8-442 82 82
  • Dec 6 - Dec 21, Utö Christmas market. Traditional archipelago Christmas Market on the island of Utö with skilfully-made handicrafts, fish, bread and sweets for sale – all from the archipelago. Opening hours: Saturday 10.30 to 5pm and Sundays 10.30 am to 3 pm. www.utojulmarknad.se info@utoturistbyra.se Tel: +46-8-501 574 10
  • Nov 30 - Dec 21, every Sunday, Sigtuna Christmas market. Sweden’s first town, founded in the year 980. 15 minutes from Arlanda airport. Traditional Christmas fair, very much like in the olden days. Handicrafts, dancing around the Christmas tree, Santa Clas and choir songs. Opening hours: Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm. turism@sigtuna.se, www.sigtunaturism.se Tel: +46-8-594 806 50
  • Dec 06 – 07, Drottningholm Palace Christmas Market. Traditional Christmas market outside the residence of the Royal Family, 30 minutes by car west of central Stockholm. Opening hours; 11 am - 4 pm. info.drottningholms-slott@royalcourt.se www.royalcourt.se Tel: +46-8-402 62 80 Fax: +46-8-402 62 81
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