The Local’s Countdown to Christmas

The Local's Countdown to Christmas
Stockholm at Christmas. Photo: TT
It's Christmas time in Sweden! But what does it all mean? Welcome to The Local's Countdown to Christmas, with everything you need to know about traditions, gifts, food, drink, markets and more.

Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas:


Top ten Swedish Christmas presents:


Five magical Swedish winter markets:


How to make your own Swedish glögg mulled wine:

How to make your own Swedish gingersnap cookies:

A Swedish Christmas market with a twist:

How to make Swedish style snaps drinks: