Christmas in the fairy tale
Speaking about the most amusing world capitals Stockholm dawns upon first. Winter Stockholm looks like a piece of some fantasy reality. The best way to see what Christmas Eve in Stockholm looks and smells like is to walk around the Old Town. You will be astonished with its tremendous look and with the market located there.
Become a baker
As for the Stockholm attractions we should definitely mention Skansen. It is a very famous outdoor museum founded in 1891. All sorts of Swedish architecture are presented here. More than that, some of those old buildings still work! Schools, bakeris, post offices and forging shops are the most interesting in the last pre-Christmas evening when one can go inside and take part in funny competitions.
It the second half of December you can get to a nice Christmas market in Skansen. All guests who want to know what “Stockholm tourism” is in reality should certainly visit it. You don’t need to purchase anything if you don’t like shopping. You could go and bake a tasty fresh bread instead. Looks quite challenging, doesn’t it?
Hunders of tourists come to the market in Skansen every day. Please, be patient and don’t go away from crowd and queues and you will sense the festive spirit.
When non-shoppers like shopping
Stureplan square is an exciting touristic site with fantastic local market. People say that the whole pleasure is not about the things you buy but to the shopping itself. Stureplan should be a point of your Christmas tour. You will hardly find such a place with such a Scandinavian ambience in any part of the planet.
Ice-skating is a good activity after shopping, the skating rink is quite near to Stureplan. It’s a very popular place where mostly foreign tourists come to spend time. It turns the rink into a perfect place for getting to know new people.
Tourists of all ages will appreciate the museums of the Swedish capital. But there are certain attractions made for parents and kids. Foreigners like Stockholm circus so it would be great if you go there. Every show there perfectly suits for watching it with family. The children will be thankful and happy, no doubts! Stockholm circus is a must-see place for any family tour.
There are also tours on ferry. One can find a ferry near the Opera and go for a great tour around the see area. But one should be very careful – in a windy weather it is really cold on board. They have buck skin to everyone, so don’t be shy and ask the employees about that. When there is good weather in Stockholm a ferry tour is a perfect pastime.
Enjoy your time in Stockholm
Stockholm has a small light day in December and from time to time the weather is just horrible. Even if it’s zero degrees outside a keen Swedish wind makes you feel like -15C at least. Wind is a great obstacle which can make you vote for some indoor activities.
Young tourists often recommend going to Stockholm escape rooms emphasizing that they have nice design and plot. You can visit Questrooms, Exit Games and other spots like that. There are several dozens of those rooms in Stockholm!
Afternoon or evening could be devoted to the National Museum or the Royal Opera. At night it will be an awesome decision to spend time in a local bar. The best place for night hanging out is the old town. As a matter of fact the majority of Stockholm bars and pubs can be compared to the European counterparts. Swedish capital is a quiet expensive city, but you just must taste the local beer. Awesome nightlife is another significant thing about the capital of Sweden. All you need to do is to go out late and go along the streets. Everyone will quickly and easily find a cool place.
Picturesque view of the capital
Stockholm Sports Center looks like a very big ball. 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 hesitate and choose Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!