Christmas in the fairy tale
Stockholm has an especial reputation among all other world capitals. Winter makes the capital of Sweden an incredibly cozy place. It’s known that the old part of Stockholm looks much more amusing in in winter. It has its own inimitable ambience with its handmade souvenirs, market, delicious chestnuts and of course, glogg.
Bake your Christmas bread
Skansen is probably one of the most memorable places of Stockholm. It is a very popular outdoor museum founded long ago in 1891. You can find all sorts of Swedish architecture there. Another cool thing is that tourists can get inside of most of those old buildings. Bakeries, schools, forging shops and post offices are the most charming in the last evening before Christmas when everyone can get inside and join funny competitions.
Skansen also holds the Christmas marketplace in December. It’s impossible to imagine winter Stockholm tourism without this place. In case if you are not a shopper you can, let’s say, try your hands in baking some bread using the 19th century equipment. Looks rather challenging, doesn’t it?
Christmas market in Skansen museum traditionally attracts a great number of visitors. Patience will help you a lot since there will probably be queues, however it’s still worth coming.
When non-shoppers like shopping
You will turn into a true shopping fan if you visit Stureplan square. People say that the pleasure is related not to the goods you pay for but to the process itself. It’s really a great plan to come to to Stureplan on Christmas Eve. One will hardly find such a site with such a Scandinavian spirit in any other corner of the world.
If you are tired of doing shopping – visit a great skate-rink located not far from the market. It’s a public place where mostly foreigners spend time. Thus if you feel like meeting new friends it’s going to be an ideal place for that.
Spend your time with family
As a matter of fact, Stockholm museums are a very good leisure solution for both adults and children. However, you can find certain “family attractions”. Tourists love the circus of Stockholm so it would be great if you take your family there. Great artists always prepare something incredibly amusing. Don’t worry, the kids will not be dissatisfied! Stockholm circus is a must-see place for any family tour.
Another great thing is ferry. You can take it near the Opera and have a travel to small beautiful islands. Anyway, please keep in mind that severe wind is not a good weather for taking sea trips. But even if you are cold you may always ask the servicemen for a big and warm buck skin. When there is good weather a ferry trip is an ideal pastime.
Enjoy your time in Stockholm
Stockholm has a small daylight in December and sometimes the weather gets simply horrible. Even if the air temperature looks fine the piercing wind can ruin all plans. Then it’s worth looking for an indoor kind of activity.
Young tourists and just those who love suspense will appreciate Stockholm escape rooms. You can check Questrooms, Exit Games and other spots like that. Experienced escape room fans may go to more than two dozens of rooms like this!
Local museums and Royal Opera are great for an afternoon or evening. Nightlife in Stockholm is another interesting attraction for the travelers. The old town is full of bars and clubs. Typically clubs in Stockholm look just like clubs in Europe. Swedish beer is incredibly specific and is worth trying without looking at the price. Nightlife in the Swedish capital is really fantastic. City center is full of awesome nightclubs, pubs and bars. It’s not a big deal to find a nice place to stay.
See the whole globe from the Globe
Globe-shaped Sports Center is another attraction of Stockholm. Actually, it’s the biggest ball in the world. This building has another attraction besides its shape – there is an outstanding sightseeing desk there. The revolving deck moves around the Center and gets to the height of 130 meters! The Stockholm view from there is really breathtaking.
Don’t miss the Christmas Eve in Stockholm, it’s really worth coming here!