• Sweden edition
 
CHRISTMAS IN SWEDEN
Stockholm Christmas markets: an overview

Stockholm Christmas markets: an overview

Published: 30 Nov 2012 15:04 GMT+01:00
Updated: 30 Nov 2012 15:04 GMT+01:00

Gamla Stan

Stockholm’s oldest town square, Stortorget, in Gamla Stan opened this year's Christmas market on November 24th. The market is now open daily between 11am and 6pm all the way up until December 23rd.

RELATED PHOTO GALLERY: Sweden's best Christmas markets

Kungstragården

Kungsträdgården is set to opens its doors to Christmas on November 30th. An ice-rink is also in place where shoppers can take a break and stretch their legs. If you don't have skates of your own, you can rent a pair for only 50 kronor. The market is open until December 22nd, between 11am and 6pm.

Skansen

Skansen, Stockholm's open air museum and animal park, has organized a Christmas market at Bollnästorget since 1903. This year the market will take place on weekends through December 16th and is open between 10am and 4pm.

Konstfack

For those looking for crafty Christmas gifts, students at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) will organize a Christmas market on December 1st and 2nd. The market will be open between 10am and 5pm on both days.

Brygghuset

For Stockholm’s socially aware, an eco-friendly Christmas market will take place at Brygghuset, near Odenplan in central Stockholm. The market has been organized by several organizations in order to sell gifts that were made with respect for human rights and the environment. The market will be held December 1st and 2nd, opening at 11am and closing at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

Sanne Schim van der Loeff

Follow The Local on Twitter

Your comments about this article

22:09 November 30, 2012 by theobserver
Stockholm's Christmas market is a joke, compared to what it is in other European cities (and I will not mention Germany...) Poor taste, everywhere, and, of course, no alcohol! Come on guys. Google "Christmas Market" and you'll see what it *should* be like, in a civilized European country....
02:45 December 1, 2012 by Svenny
SInce when has the availability of alcoholic beverages been an indicator of everything civilized?
23:28 December 1, 2012 by theobserver
Svenny:

I recommend a course in English comprehension for you. The word "everything" was neither part of my message, nor implied by it.

Second, I recommend you take a trip to a free country, like France. If you can't afford it, then spend a bit of time on the internet, intelligently, so you can get a taste of how things are in civilized countries.
00:08 December 2, 2012 by Enjoyourlife
Soon muslims would stop this xmas tradition in this country. it has started with prayers in school.welcome to the islamic kingdom of Sweden
05:53 December 2, 2012 by theobserver
Enjoyyourlife:

If you didn't want muslims in Sweden, then you should not have allowed them to get in. But then who would do the menial jobs, sell sausages in the streets (which many Swedes eat because they are much cheaper than in Swedish restaurants), be taxi drivers, become doctors and dentists (which Sweden seriously lacks), etc?

You can't have both, you see. You let muslims in, they helped you make your country better, so, now, you have to tolerate their religious rituals.

And, don't you worry. They won't interfere with your xmas traditions: your xmas traditions are so lukewarm that are not even noticeable.
Today's headlines
International
Sweden's 'most dangerous art' on sale
A Danish site is selling the works that the Swedish state wants destroyed. Screenshot: www.entartetekunst.dk

Sweden's 'most dangerous art' on sale

Work by controversial jailed Swedish artist Dan Park is on sale online and could reach a gallery in Copenhagen, despite a previous exhibition being pulled. READ  

Lifestyle
Sweden is 'second best' place to grow old
Pensioners in Sweden. Photo: TT

Sweden is 'second best' place to grow old

Sweden has dropped to second place in an annual index measuring the quality of life of elderly people in 96 countries around the world. READ  

National
Top Swedish skier killed in Chile avalanche
Andreas Fransson, left. Photo: Markus Alatalo

Top Swedish skier killed in Chile avalanche

UPDATED: The bodies of two of the world's top skiers, Sweden's Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair from Canada, were found on Tuesday after they were reported missing in an avalanche in the Andes. READ  

Politics
Coalition promise to boost welfare and jobs
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Photo: TT

Coalition promise to boost welfare and jobs

UPDATED: The Social Democrats and the Greens have agreed to raise unemployment payments and promised to create more jobs in the construction industry, The Local has learned. READ  

National
Ikea recalls elk pasta
Two types of pasta are affected. Photo: IKEA

Ikea recalls elk pasta

Ikea has pulled two different types of elk-shaped pasta from its stores in Sweden. READ  

Presented by Regus
How to get your own great office in Stockholm
A woman using a Regus workspace. Photo: Regus

How to get your own great office in Stockholm

Stockholm's business climate is hotter than ever, which leaves start-ups and business travellers hunting high and low for flexible office space. The solution is easier than they think. READ  

National
King Carl XVI Gustaf opens parliament
King Carl XVI Gustaf arriving on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: TT

King Carl XVI Gustaf opens parliament

BREAKING: Sweden's post-election parliament is meeting for the first time following a fanfare opening from King Carl XVI Gustaf. READ  

Opinion
Should Sweden's school age be raised?
A high school in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Should Sweden's school age be raised?

After the new coalition announced plans to extend Sweden's compulsory schooling until the age of 18, The Local asked two Swedes at high school if they agreed with the idea. READ  

Brand stories
JohannaN: beautiful jewellery with a story

JohannaN: beautiful jewellery with a story

Just 27 and already living off of her own designs, some may consider Johanna Nilsson lucky. But she doesn't believe in luck. She's the founder of a jewellery line blending sustainability, subtle style, and Scandinavian simplicity - and it's taking the world by storm. READ  

International
Sweden slammed for ecological footprint
Sweden should increase its renewable energy according to WWF. Photo:TT

Sweden slammed for ecological footprint

Sweden is among the world's top ten polluters according to one of the largest scientific studies looking at the impact of humans on earth, produced by the WWF. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
National
Apology for Swedish model's stolen photos
Politics
New coalition agrees on defence and migration
Fastighetsbyrån
Gallery
Property of the week: Botkyrka
Education
New government to make school compulsory to 18
Politics
Sweden Democrat wins Deputy Speaker spot
Blog updates

28 September

Spoiled Doyle (Blogweiser) »

"What you gotta watch out for in Sweden is the good stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re_EzUe6xpI In Sweden, it’s the good things you have to watch out for. Video on @TheLocalSweden http://t.co/rAb8eGFdTD pic.twitter.com/w37YYwMXy1 — Joel Sherwood (@joeldsherwood) September 29, 2014 " READ »

 

26 September

 (The Local Sweden) »

"Hi readers, Autumn swept into Sweden at the start of this week with snow in the north of the country and flooding in the south. As well as a change in the weather, Sweden’s change in political direction became clearer, with Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven formally announcing his party would work with the Greens as..." READ »

 
 
 
National
Swedish scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles
Lifestyle
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Gallery
People-watching: September 28th
National
When Italian style meets Swedish simplicity
Lifestyle
Review: Sweden's first alcohol-free nightclub
Gallery
In Pictures: The MS Estonia disaster
Lifestyle
Ten things expat women notice in Sweden
Politics
What's next on Sweden's political stage?
Gallery
Sweden's 2014 election: Most memorable moments
Society
What's on in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: September 24th
Seaman Oliver Gee with his first lobster
Lifestyle
How to catch the first lobster of the year
Gallery
In Pictures: Fredrik Reinfeldt through the years.
Society
Plucked out of Canada for love and guitars
Politics
How Sweden Democrats went mainstream
Politics
Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?
Sponsored Article
How to start a business in Stockholm
Society
Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?
Politics
Sweden elections: Who's who?
Sponsored Article
Introducing… Insurance in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

852
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN