In Stockholm, there is much to experience before and during Christmas. It is nice to stroll around the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and pop into a cafe and have a cup of hot chocolate, go ice skating in Kungsträdgården, go to a Christmas market on the Main Square (Stortorget) in Gamla Stan and do your Christmas shopping on Queen Street (Drottninggatan). Yes there are a lot to do.
One tip is to visit the Stockholm Tourist Office to pick up information about what is going on in town during Christmas. You`ll find the Stockholm Visitor Center in the city center at Sergels Torg 3 in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.
We can give you tips on what's going on in Stockholm for Christmas. Everything from Christmas music, choirs, santas, Christmas lights, ice skating, Christmas shows and other things to enjoy. As soon as we get information about Christmas in Stockholm 2018 we update this page.
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#Stockholmsjul - a city in Christmas lights
#Stockholmsjul starts on November 25, 2017 when 40 streets and places in Stockholm is lit up with beautiful Christmas lights. The lighting project is one of Europe's largest.
The idea is to use Christmas lights to make Stockholm even more attractive to tourists and increase both the accommodation at city hotels and increase sales at Christmas. With #Stockholmsjul, Stockholm wants to become Scandinavia's leading Christmas destination. All lighting must be of environmentally friendly materials and energy-saving LED technology. Stockholm is lit till Jan 13, after that the lights are taken down. So welcome to a Stockholm in warm Christmas lights.
Opening November 25, 2017. There will be classical Christmas music, inaugural speech, ignition of the christmas lights in Stockholm and of course performance of the official theme song #Stockholmsjul written by Tommy Körberg. Time: 3 PM - 3:30 PM (at 2.50 PM the choir Stockholm City Voices start with songs) Location: Brunkebergstorg, Stockholm (see map)
Walk in a cozy Stockholm in Christmas lights
Here you can get a map that shows the streets and areas in Stockholm filled with Christmas lights. Get the map »
Christmas at Skansen
A tradition since 1903
On Nov 24, 2018 Skansen opens the doors for this year's Christmas.
Come and enjoy a cozy Skansen full of Christmas decorations. Here you can listen to Christmas tales by the fire at Back Mats cabin, listen to choirs singing carols, eat Christmas dinner, dance around the Christmas tree, find presents at the local Christmas market, make candles, ride the pony, Advent music in Seglora church, eat saffron buns, drink mulled wine and much much more.
Every year it is exciting to await the Christmas decorations in NK's windows on Hamngatan.
One of the highlights at Christmas time is when NK reveals the Christmas decorations and the theme of the year. It's always exciting to see what is hidden in the large display windows. On November 19 just before 11 am (10.50 AM) the windows is revealed and Christmas is coming to us all. Santa will come on a horse-drawn carriage at. 10:55 AM and open the store.
NK in Stockholm opened already 1915. Greta Garbo once worked here as a model.
Meet Santa Claus at NK: Starts Sunday Nov 19 at 11AM -5 PM.
Times for Santa will be update, 2017
You can meet Santa Claus on Fri, Sat and Sun between Nov 25 - Dec 11.
Fri: 12 noon - 6 PM
Lör: 11 AM - 4 PM
Sön: 12 noon - 4 PM
You can also meet Santa Claus between: 14/12 - 23/12, weekdays at 12 noon - 5PM and weekends on the same times as abouve.
Sightseeing and experiences in Stockhom during Christmas
Stockholm Winter Tour in Stockholm archipelago
Datum: Dec - Mar Avgår från: Strömkajen
A lovely sightseeing tour in a wintry Stockholm. The boat takes you along the city's quays towards Fjäderholmarna as we round before you move back into town. On board our guide tells us interesting anecdotes.
Christmas buffet (afternoon) in Stockholm archipelago
Datum: End Nov- Dec 22, 2018 Depart from: different berths
With our beautiful old renovated ships you get to enjoy good food and drink while the breathtaking archipelago in Winter clothing passes outside the window. On board you are served a Swedish Christmas buffet.
Christmas buffet (evening) in Stockholm archipelago
Date: End Nov - Dec 21, 2018 Depart from: different berths
Experience the archipelago of Stockholm in winter aboard Strömmas old beautiful ships while enjoying traditional Christmas dishes like pickled herring, salmon, pates, Jansson's Temptation, sausages and ham.
A nice tradition in the Old Town where you from December 1 to December 24, can attend the Living Christmas Calender. A window opens every day at 18.15. (On Christmas Eve the 24th window is opened at 11.30 am). In order to know where the today's window will open, a banner is hung in the window that says "Här öppnas luckan." A fun way to discover the Old Town. Come and experience a different Christmas Calender.
The Swedish Lucia is a nice Swedish tradition. The Lucia celebration which we are accustomed with today with Lucia and her terns, star boys, singing and saffron buns comes from the early 1900s. In the dark December, Lucia comes and light up the darkness.
Lucia Consert Storkyrkan, Dec 9,11,12 -13 , 2017 : Buy Tickets »
Lucia Consert St Jacobs Kyrka , Dec 11-13 , 2017: Buy Tickets »
Lucia Consert Eric Ericson hallen (Stockholm City Voices) , Dec 13-14 , 2017: Buy Tickets »
Season: til Nov 16, 2018 Departs from: Strandvägen
Take a trip and taste the food on board. The chefs use fresh products and cook on board. While you dine you will
experience Stokcholm arhipelago. Note! the dinner is not included in the price. See menu for prices.
On this tour you eat lunch that is included in the price. The tour is 2,5 hours. Your guide will inform you about
Stockholm archipelago. If you want you can book your tour without lunch. There is a cafetera on board.
A good way to see Stockholm city is on a bus tour through the city. Hop on and off as often as you like along the route. The bus stops at several of the most popular sights in Stockholm. Choose 24 or 72 Hours ticket.
Save money with the attraction card STOCKHOLM PASS
The card STOCKHOLM PASS
With a Stockholm Pass you save a lot of money on attractions and sightseeing. You pay a fixed price for the card that is valid for different days: 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. All entrance fees to the included attractions and sightseeing are included in the price. Just show the card to enter. More info about the Stockholm Pass »
A bit of all that is included in the Stockholm Pass
Kungsträdgården ice rink (Oct/Nov - March 2019) Skate at Kungsträdgården: Open from last October or Nov 1st to the first week of March. Cafe is available with mulled wine, coffee and snacks at Kungsträdgården Christmas market. Skates can be rented. Closed on Christmas Eve. Information about Kungsträdgården ice rink »
Vasaparken ice rink (Nov - March 2019) Skate at Vasaparken. Opens from November til the end om March the year after (weather permitting). Please bring your own skates. Information about Vasaparken ice rink »
Ghost Walk in Old Town
Is someone following us? .... No, probably not, but it feels so, this is scary, it is so dark here .... but, what if someone is following us! This Ghost Walk takes you to spoky addresses, creepy basements, dark back streets and hidden places where you should not be after dark. Do you dare?
Where: Gamla Stan / Old Town, Stockholm Time: ca 1.5 tim Age limit: 10+
Christmas is the time for Christmas markets in Stockholm and you will find markets in several places.
Skansen: Sat-Sun Nov 24 - Dec 16, 2018
At Bollnästorget in Skansen you´ll find around 70 stands filled with Swedish handicraft, sweets and Christmas food.
Address: Skansen, Djurgårdsvägen, Djurgården
Time: Saturdays and Sundays at 10-16. Skansen
Gamla Stan / Old Town (Stortorget): Daily, Nov 24 - Dec 23, 2018
The Christmas market on Stortorget (the Main Square) in Old Town is an old tradition. As early as 1523 Gustav Vasa decided that it would be a Christmas market on the Main Square but only with Swedish goods for sale. After many years the Christmas market is still a nice tradition here in Old Town. Since 1961, the market has almost looked the same. Here you'll find candy, sausage, fish, mulled wine, gingerbread, hats, mittens, crafts, cheeses, spices, jewelry and much more. Address: Stortorget, Gamla Stan
Time: Daily. Hours 11-18 Stortorgets Julmarknad
Hovstallet: Dec 1 - 3, 2017
History of traditional Christmas market in the Royal Stables. During the Christmas market,
there are exhibitors from around the country who sells handicrafts of the finest quality, organic food,
arts and crafts and much more. In addition, stables, and other sites are open throughout the weekend. Address: Hovstallet, Väpnargatan 1, nearl Dramaten and Army Museum
Time: Friday Dec 1 at noon - 7 PM. Saturday Dec 2 at 10 AM - 6 PM. Sunday Dec 3 at 10 AM - 5 PM. Royal Stables Christmas market
Drottningholm Castle: Dec 9 - 10, 2017
The second weekend of Advent for two days, you can visit the traditional Christmas market at Drottningholm. Of the various craftsmen you can
buy several different products such as lights, textiles and much more. Of course you can also buy food for Christmas ham, cheese, bread,
mustard, fish and mulled wine. Address: Drottningholm Castle, Ekerövägen
Saturday, Dec 9 10 AM - 5 PM. Sunday: Dec 10 at 10 AM - 4 PM. Drottningholm Castle »
Old Enskede: Dec 9 - 10v, 2017 Sale of crafts, Christmas decorations, homemade and homemade Address: Stora Gungans Väg, Gamle Enskede (T-bana Sandsborg)
Time: kl 11 AM . 4 PM. Old Enskede Gatufest »
Beckmans Christmas Market: Dec 9 - 10, 2017.
Christmas with a personal style. Here you can find Christmas gifts that are created by the students themselves. Students come from Shape, Fashion and Visual Communication at Beckmans College of Design. Of course you can also buy julfika in their cafe.
Christmas Market Vaxholm: Dec 9-10, 2017.
Visit Vaxholm for Lions Christmas market. Here you can find gifts from the various stalls. And Santa will come. Address: Rådhustorget, Vaxholm
Time: Dec 9 at 11 AM - 4 PM. Dec 10 at 11 AM - 3 PM Christmas Market Vaxholm »
Marabou Park Christmas Design Market,
Sundbyberg: Dec 9-10 - 2017, kl 11.00 - 17.00.
They have their annual Christmas Market Design indoor art gallery. As usual, they do it together with Save the Children and the entrance of
50 SEK is the collection for the benefit of their work with refugee children. Exhibitors are young designers, designers and craftsmen, established or from schools Beckmans College, College of Arts and the Friends.
Monster Club Christmas crafts for children and of course the food inside the restaurant Parkliv. Address: Löfströmsvägen 8, Sundbyberg
Entre: 50 kr, children free entrance (50 kr to Rädda Barnen) Marabouparkens Christmas Design market
Fair Christmas: Dec 2-3, 2017.
This year again organization Swallows Latin America organize "Fair Christmas". It is an annual Christmas market where all participants are selling goods that are made with regard to people and the environment. Address: ABF Huset, Plan 1, Sveavägen 41, Norrmalm
Time: at 10 AM - 4 PM Shysst Jul »
Feminist Market - Hornstull: Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Here you can find art and design by female designers. Christmas fika. You can also listen to Fanny Åström and Hanna Bergwall. Address: Debaser, Hornstulls strand 4
Time: at 11 AM - 4 PM Facebook
Christmas Market at Tyresö Trade Garden: Dec 9-10, and Dec 16-17 dec, 2017
In the greenhouse we have a market square with many exhibitors where you can stroll around.
Check in all the flowers, wreaths, crafts, food, Christmas decorations, jewelry, clothes, goodies, decor and much more. Children's activities. Address: Tyresö Castle, Slottsvägen 7, Tyresö
Time: at 10 AM - 4 PM Christmas Market at Tyresö »
Långholmen Christmas Market: Dec 2, 2017
Selected exhibitors, many of them from the immediate area, showcase their beautiful and interesting crafts and products. Buy interior details, household items, Christmas decorations, Christmas presents, floral arrangements, jewelry, clothes, accessories, goodies and more. Go on a guided tour, compete, visit the playground, meet Långholm's Santa, visit the museum and more. Enjoy drinks and meal at the Christmas Market café. Address: The Old Prison, Långholmsmuren 20, Långholmen
Time: at 11 AM - 4 PM Långholmen Christmas Market »
Welcome to Christmas markets in Stockholm
Tickets to the Christmas Market at Skansen 2018
Skansen Christmas market is filled with goodies, food, marmelade and mulled wine. There are also crafts, design and toys and a lot of other things - great Christmas gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Buy tickets to the the Christmas Market at Skansen »
Come and celebrate the New Year togethter with other people and watch the beautiful fireworks when the clock strikes 12.
A tradition is to go outside down to Slussen at the Katarina elevator (Katarinahissen) and close by when the clock soon becomes 12. When the clock strikes 12 a beautiful firework is lit up in the sky above you. Dress warm and come along.
Observe - it is not allowed to bring your own fireworks.
New Year celebration at Skansen 2017
Ring bell ring...
Who will read the poem this year 2017. "Ring Out, Wild Bells " at Skansen when the clock strike 12 and a New Year is here. This year Krister Henriksson will read the poem.
The tradition goes back to 1895 when it was first read by Nicklas Bergendahl. In 1977 television broadcasted the New Year's celebrations from Skansen and since then it is a tradition in Swedish homes to sit down in front of the TV and hear the poem and the New Year bells. The celebration is broadcast from the Solliden stage and ends with a beautiful firework.
Tickets to New Year at Skansen 2018
Welcome to Stockholm's best New Year celebration dating from 1895. After midnight the grand fireworks is on display from the Salt Lake with views from Skansen! Doors open from 20:00. Live broadcast on SVT 23:30 to 00:15. Come early! Buy tickets to the New Year celebration at Skansen »
Other good places to watch Stockholms fireworks are: