What's On in Sweden: December 12th to 19th
The Local · 18 Dec 2014, 14:05
Published: 11 Dec 2014 08:43 GMT+01:00
Updated: 18 Dec 2014 14:05 GMT+01:00
The lights have been on in Umeå all year for the celebrations. Photo: Umeå2014
Prefer your entertainment in a bigger city? Never fear, there's plenty going on Stockholm too. The Sprit Museum is hosting an usual event about Swedish sin. Through the eyes of artist Peter Johansson, you can check out an exhibition of images dealing with "lust, vice, liberation, and shame".
Photo: Swedish Sprit Museum
But we know for many of you a Christmas market will be on the agenda in the coming days. In the centre of Stockholm, the traditional Gamla Stan market in the Old Town is an absolute must at this time of year. You can find sweets and treats, all kinds of Swedish meats, and handcrafts galore. It opens each day at 11am and runs until 6pm in Stortorget. Be quick though, it's only open until the 23rd.
A youngster takes in the Christmas markets in the Old Town. Photo: TT
Elserwhere, in Gothenburg on the west coast, the country's biggest Christmas market at Liseberg is also heating up. Fill up your glögg mug and head along to the Liseberg amusement park before the end of the year.
And it's not just in the big cities that you can find the Christmas markets - they're popping up everywhere. Check out our guide to some of the more secret spots to do your festive shopping.