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The best and most festive things to do in Gothenburg this Christmas

Liseberg theme park is just the starting point for the festive season in Sweden's second city. Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 05.Dec.2018 07:59 hrs

With the Christmas season in full swing, there are plenty of festive activities to indulge in if you're in Gothenburg this winter. Here's The Local's pick of the top places to go and things to do (and eat!) to have a very merry Swedish Christmas.


The centrepiece of Gothenburg at Christmas time is the Liseberg theme park, transformed for the season into a winter wonderland with the tree standing tall over the city (pictured above). As well as full festive decor and the country's biggest Christmas market, there are seasonal shows (try to catch the ice ballet if you can!), food and drink and plenty of different themed areas, plus the opportunity to ice-skate.

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