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A Swedish Christmas

The Local · 1 Nov 2005, 19:21

Published: 01 Nov 2005 19:21 GMT+01:00

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One destination - two countries

Get into the Scandinavian Christmas spirit with a trip to Helsingborg, Sweden and Elsinore/Copenhagen, Denmark!

Enjoy a traditional, genuine Christmas fair at the historical Sofiero Castle and Gardens or Fredriksdal open air museum.

Then visit Copenhagen's Tivoli, a spectacular Christmas fair only 1 hour by train from Helsingborg.

Or why not take a 20 minute ferry trip to Elsinore and visit the old-fashioned Danish Christmas fair in the city centre?

Stay at 1st class hotels in the very centre of Helsingborg and enjoy varied Christmas shopping in the beautiful city centre with the Helsingborg city card, offering discounts of up to 25%.

Book your accommodation at www.helsingborg.se. Prices from 395:- per person including breakfast.

Book flights from Bromma/Stockholm to Ängelholm/Helsingborg with www.kullaflyg.se.

For reservations or more information please contact the Helsingborg tourist office on 042-10 43 50 or at www.helsingborg.se.


Christmas in Malmö City

November 26th - December 23rd

The Christmas Market with traditional handcrafts, homemade Christmas candy, hot food ready to eat as you enjoy atmospheric music and Santa's house are at the centre of Malmö City's Christmas activities for young and old alike.

There's also a Christmas carousel, ice skating, Santa's sleigh and superb Christmas shopping in 800 stores which have extended opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays.


Södra Tullgatan and Gustav Adolfs torg.


The Christmas Market runs from November 26th to December 23rd.

Open: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

Santa's house (Tomtens hus) is ready to welcome you from November 27th to December 23rd.

Open: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

Free entry.

Organiser: Malmö stad och Malmö Citysamverkan

For more information, email Mia Hansson or call +46 40 341550.


Christmas at Skansen

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Christmas at Skansen is a whole month of events and celebrations - from the opening up of the first Christmas market until the fireworks at New Year´s Eve. Besides shopping at the market - where you will be able to buy traditional sausages, cheeses, handicrafts, spices and essences, Christmas decorations and masses of other irresistible items - there will be craft demonstrations and live music in some of the buildings.

There you can also find the tables set for Christmas dinner. Try the dancing games around the Christmas tree and make your own Christmas decorations in the Christmas workshop. There are Christmas menus at our restaurants and you can buy a Christmas tree for your home by the main entrance. Christmas all over the place, in other words.


The Christmas market will be held on three weekends, 26/27 November, 3/4 and 10/11 December.

See the full Christmas programme for more details or phone 08-442 80 00.

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