Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden, it has a beautiful old town, which during the Christmas season gives the best with the streets and shops decorated with Christmas lights and garlands.
Do not miss the period around the feast of Saint Lucia (13 December), but all the weeks leading up to Christmas – starting from the last week of November – are plenty of events and attractions. There are many Christmas markets that are held in the city.
STOCKHOLM CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market 2016:
19 November – 23 December 2016
Christmas Market in the Old Town (Gamla Stan; Stortorgets julmarknad). This market, which is held since 1914, takes place in the Stortorget square, it offers a wide selection of handmade toys, ornaments, and a large production of food and Swedish Christmas gastronomy. Also worth a visit the Drottninggatan, a long pedestrian street in the city center full of shops decorated for the occasion.
Opening: 19 November – 23 December 2016. Opening Hours: Open every day from 11am to 6pm.
Skansen Christmas Market (Skansens julmarknad). This Christmas market is held on the park-island of Djurgården in Bollnästorget, is the oldest market in the city, it has been held since 1903. The stalls displaying handmade items, Christmas decorations, traditional Swedish Christmas foods, candies. In the nearby church of Seglora are held beautiful Christmas concerts.
Opening: 26 November – 27 November 2016; 3 December – 4 December 2016; 10 December – 11 December 2016; 17 December – 18 December 2016. Opening Hours: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Rosendal Palace Christmas Market (Julmarknad på Rosendal). This Christmas market is held in the garden of Rosendal Palace near Skansen. There are stalls with gift ideas, wreaths of flowers and gingerbread. There is also a traditional nativity scene.
Opening: 25 November – 22 December 2016. Opening Hours: Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Closed on Mondays.