Speaking about the most attractive world capitals Stockholm comes up first. In the winter time it looks a lot like a fairytale town due to neat and clean streets and decorated building. The best way to check what Stockholm Christmas Eve looks and smells like is to go to the Old Town. You will be astonished with its tremendous look and with the market located there.
Turn into a baker
There is a famous place in Stockholm called Skansen. This well-known outdoor museum was founded in 1891. You can find all types of Swedish architecture there. One more awesome thing is that guests can go inside of most of the old buildings. You just need to come here in the last evening before Christmas and see yourself all those old bakeries, forging shops and post offices.
It the late December you can get to a great Christmas market in Skansen. All guests who wish to know what “Stockholm tourism” is about should definitely visit it. You are not feeling like buying souvenirs? OK, but what would you say about baking your Christmas bread in the bakery from 19th century? Looks challenging, doesn’t it?
Several hunderds of people come to the market in Skansen daily. Patience will help you a lot since there probably will be queues, although it’s still worth coming.
Shopping for non-shoppers
Stureplan square in Stockholm will attract you even if you are an inveterate non-shopper. People say that the whole pleasure is related not to the goods you pay for but to the process itself. It’s really worth coming to Stureplan before Christmas. One will never find such a site with such a Scandinavian ambience in any other part of the world.
Ice-skating is a great thing after shopping, the rink is quite near to Stureplan. The skating rink visitors are mainly foreigners. That is why the rink is an ideal place for making new acquaintances.
Spend your time with family
Without a doubt, Stockholm museums are a nice choice for both adults and children. However, you can find certain “family attractions“. Foreigners adore Stockholm circus so it would be great if you take your family there. They have a wide selection of shows for the kids and adults. Your family will have really much fun! Family leisure should be spent in nice places like Stockholm circus.
Another pleasant thing is ferry. You can take it near the Opera and get to small beautiful islands. Anyway, please remember that severe wind is not a good weather for taking sea trips. There are thick and warm buck skins on board for those who are cold. You can delight your eyes with incomparable views from the ferry if it is not snowy.
Fun for everyone
Stockholm has a short daylight in winter and from time to time the weather becomes simply unbearable. Even if it’s 0C outside a piercing wind can make you feel like it’s -15C or colder. Wind is a great obstacle that can make you vote for some indoor activities.
Young people and just those who like suspense will definitely appreciate Stockholm escape rooms. There are many cool escape rooms and one may easily find the information about them on the Internet. Experienced escape room fans may visit more than two dozens of places of that kind!
Royal Opera and museums perfectly suit for an afternoon or evening. At night it will be an awesome decision to relax in a local bar. The Stockholm old town is literally full of bars and clubs. Basically the majority of Stockholm pubs and bars can be compared to the European counterparts. Swedish beer is incredible and is definitely worth trying without regarding the price. Nightlife in Stockholm is just fantastic. All you need to do is to go out and go along the streets. You will find a nice bar or club very soon.
Picturesque view of the capital
Globe-shaped Sports Center is another attraction of Stockholm. Actually, it’s the biggest ball in the world. In addition, you could enjoy a great view from the Sports Center viewing platform. You will see entire Stockholm at a plain sight from the height of 130 meters! Entire Stockholm will be seen in plain sight.
Don’t miss the Christmas Eve in Stockholm, it’s really worth coming here!