Christmas in Stockholm
Stockholm has an especial place among all other European capitals. Winter Stockholm looks like a piece of a fairytale reality. Tourists say the old Stockholm is much more attractive in in winter. Probably the reason is the fantastic atmosphere that surrounds the old town market.
Become a baker
Skansen belongs to the most memorable sites of Swedish capital. This famous open-air museum was founded in 1891. One could see all types of Swedish architecture there. More than that, some historical buildings still work! Bakeries, schools, post offices and forging shops are the most attractive during the last evening before Christmas when you can enter them and join funny competitions.
It the second half of December you can get to a great Christmas market in Skansen. If you would like to feel the winter ambience in Stockholm – come here. You are not feeling like buying anything? OK, but what about baking Christmas bread in the 19th century bakery? Challenging, isn’t it?
Hunders of people come to Skansen market every day. Patience will help you a lot since there will probably be queues, although it’s still definitely worth coming.
Shopping for everyone
Stureplan square in Stockholm will attract you even if you are an inveterate shopping hater. People like strolling around and noticing cool things. Stureplan should become an important point of your Christmas Eve route. There is no better place in the world which preserves such a Scandinavian spirit.
If you are exhausted of doing shopping – visit a great skating rink located not far from the market. It’s a well-known place where mostly foreigners spend time. That is why the skating rink is an ideal place for striking up new acquaintances.
Tourists of all ages will like the museums of the Swedish capital. Anyway, there are some activities mainly oriented on families with little kids. Stockholm circus would be a great choice. Each show there is suitable for spending time with family. The kids will be happy and thankful, believe us! Stockholm circus is a must-see place for any tour with family.
Ferry tours are exciting as well. They begin near Opera and then get to the small islands. However, please keep in mind that strong wind is not a good weather for sea tours. They have thick buck skin to everybody, so don’t be modest and ask the employees about that. You can delight your eyes with incomparable views from the ferry if it is not snowy.
Enjoy your time in Stockholm
Stockholm has a small daylight in December and sometimes the weather is simply horrible. Even if the air temperature looks fine the piercing wind can spoil everything. Then it’s recommended to look for some indoor kind of activity.
Young travelers and just those who like suspense will appreciate Stockholm escape rooms. There are many different escape rooms and one may easily find them on the Internet. There are more than thirty places of that kind in Stockholm!
Local museums and Royal Opera perfectly suit for an afternoon or evening. At night it will be an awesome decision to spend time in a bar. The Stockholm old town is literally full of bars and clubs. Stockholm clubs and bars look more or less the same like in other Europe. Swedish beer is incredible and is worth trying it without looking at the price. Nightlife of Stockholm is really stormy. All you need is to go out late and walk along the streets. It’s not a big deal to find a nice place to stay.
Picturesque view of the capital
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 miss the Christmas Eve in Stockholm, it’s really worth coming here!