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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.

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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.

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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.
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