Christmas in the fairy tale
Stockholm has an especial place among all other capitals. In winter it resembles a fairytale town with all those neat and clean streets and decorations everywhere. The best way to check what Christmas Eve in Stockholm smells and looks like is to walk around the Old Town. Probably it is so because of that fabulous atmosphere that presents in the old town market.
Become a baker
Skansen belongs to the most remarkable points of interest in Swedish capital. Since 1891 Skansen has remained the most amusing open-air museum in Scandinavia. One could find all sorts of Swedish architecture there. Another awesome thing is that you can go inside of most of those buildings. The most exciting events start in the evening of December, 24.
Skansen is also a place of the Christmas marketplace during whole December. If you would like to feel the winter ambience in Swedish capital – come here. You are not feeling like buying souvenirs? OK, but what do you think about baking Christmas bread in the 19th century bakery? Challenging, isn’t it?
Skansen market gathers more than thousand tourists daily. Therefore you are recommended to be prepared for a lot of people and have patience.
Shopping for everyone
Stureplan square is an amusing point of interest with outstanding market. Some say that all the pleasure is related not to the souvenirs you pay for but to the process itself. Stureplan should definitely be an important point of your Christmas Eve route. You will hardly find such a place with such a Scandinavian ambience in any other corner of the planet.
If you feel tired of shopping – go to a great skate-rink situated not far away. Foreign guests like that ice-skating spot and often come there. It turns the rink into the best place for meeting new people.
Undoubtedly, Stockholm museums are a great option for both adults and children. Anyway, there are also some activities aimed mainly on families with children. Stockholm circus could be an awesome choice. They offer a wide selection of performances for the families. Don’t worry, the children will not be disappointed! Stockholm circus is a must-see attraction for any tour with family.
Ferry tours are fascinating too. They start near Opera and pass the group of small islands. However, please keep in mind that severe wind is not a suitable weather for taking sea trips. But even if you get numb you may always ask the servicemen for a big and incredibly cozy buck skin. You can enjoy incomparable views from the ferry if the weather is nice.
Enjoy your time in Stockholm
Let’s remember that Stockholm is a Northern capital and occasionally it is frosty there. Low temperature is not annoying, however the wind is. Then it’s recommended to look for an indoor kind of activity.
Young people and just those who love suspense will appreciate Stockholm escape rooms. There are many different escape rooms and one may find the information about them online. There are about 30 attractions of that type in Stockholm!
Evening or afternoon could be spent in the Royal Opera or the National Museum. The Stockholm bars are awesome and as a tourist simply must see them. The greatest place for night hanging out is the Medieval town. Normally nightclubs in Stockholm look just like clubs in Western Europe. The prices can seem relatively high, but anyway local beer is worth tasting. Nightlife in Stockholm is really fantastic. All you need to do is to go out and walk along the streets. It’s not a big deal to find a nice place to stay.
Enjoy a great view of Stockholm
Globe-shaped Sports Center is another attraction of Stockholm. Actually, it’s the biggest ball in the world. It makes it a very interesting place to visit especially because it has an outstanding viewing point. You will see entire Stockholm at a plain sight from the height of 130 meters! The entire city will be in front of you.
Don’t miss the Christmas Eve in Stockholm, it’s really worth coming here!