Stockholm has an especial place among all other world capitals. Snowy winter makes the capital of Sweden an absolutely cozy place. The best way to see what Stockholm Christmas Eve looks and smells like is to visit the Old Town. It possesses its own unmatched atmosphere with its handmade souvenirs, market, sweet chestnuts and glogg.
Become a baker
There is a famous place in Stockholm called Skansen. This well-known open-air museum was founded in 1891. You can see all types of Swedish architecture there. Furthermore, there are some buildings not only preserved but still functioning! The most exciting things start in the evening of December, 24.
It the second half of December there is a nice Christmas market in Skansen. All tourists who wish to know what “Stockholm tourism” is about should certainly visit it. You don’t have to purchase anything if you don’t really like shopping. You could try to bake a tasty fresh bread instead. Challenging enough, isn’t it?
Christmas market in Skansen museum traditionally gathers hundreds and even thousands of people. Patience will help you a lot since there will certainly be a crowd, but it’s still definitely worth coming.
Shopping for non-shoppers
You will turn into a true shopping fan if you visit Stureplan square. People like strolling around and watching cute things. Stureplan should become a point in your Christmas route. You will never find such a place with such a Scandinavian atmosphere in any part of the planet.
If you feel exhausted of doing shopping – check out a great skating rink located not far away. The skating rink visitors are usually foreigners. It makes the rink a perfect place for getting to know new people.
Spend your time with family
The museums of the Swedish capital are great for both young and adult guests. Anyway, there are also activities mainly oriented on families with little kids. Foreigners like Stockholm circus so it would be great if you take your family there. Every performance there perfectly suits for spending time with family. Your children will be happy and thankful, no doubts! All kids appreciate exciting shows so they will love Stockholm circus.
Another pleasant thing is ferry. You can take it near the Opera and have a travel to one of small beautiful islands. But one should be careful – if it’s a windy day it can be very cold aboard. But even if you get numb you can always ask for a thick and warm buck skin. When there is good weather a ferry trip is a perfect solution.
Enjoy your time in Stockholm
Stockholm has a short daylight in December and from time to time the weather becomes simply unbearable. Even if it’s zero temperature outside a keen local wind can make it feel like -15C at least. Wind is something really annoying which can make you give up and decide to choose some indoor activities.
Young travelers and just those who love thrilling ambience will highly appreciate Stockholm escape rooms. There are many different escape rooms and one can easily find them online. Experienced escape room fans may visit more than two dozens of places of that kind!
Local museums and Royal Opera are great for an afternoon leisure. At night it’s an awesome decision to spend time in a bar. The greatest place for night hanging out is the old town. Normally nightclubs in Stockholm look a lot like same places in Western Europe. The prices could be rather high, but anyway local beer is worth tasting. Hectic nightlife is also a significant thing of Stockholm. City center is full of awesome nightclubs, pubs and bars. You will find a nice bar or club very soon.
See the whole globe from the Globe
Globe-shaped Sports Center is another attraction of Stockholm. Check out the largest ball in the world. This building has another attraction besides its shape – there is an outstanding sightseeing desk there. The platform revolves around the Center and rises up to 130 meters! Entire Stockholm will be seen in plain sight.
Don’t think twice and select Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!