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Christmas in Stockholm

Stockholm is a capital which cannot be compared to any other. In the winter time it looks like a storybook town with all those neat streets and decorations everywhere. The best way to check what Christmas Eve in Stockholm looks like is to visit the Old Town. Probably it is so because of the fantastic ambience that presents in the old marketplace.

Turn into a baker

As for the Stockholm attractions we should definitely mention Skansen. Since 1891 Skansen has remained the most interesting open-air museum in entire Scandinavia. Fans of Swedish architecture will be satisfied. More than that, some historical buildings still work! Schools, bakeris, forging shops and post offices are the most attractive in the last pre-Christmas evening when everyone can enter them and participate in funny competitions.

In December, for instance, they hold a Christmas market in Skansen. If you wish to explore the winter ambience of Stockholm – come here. In case if you are not a shopping fan you can, for example, try baking some bread using the 19th century bakery equipment. Challenging, isn’t it?

Christmas market in Skansen museum alwaus attracts hundreds and even thousands of visitors. Therefore you are recommended to be ready for a large crowd and have patience.

Shopping for everyone

Stureplan square in Stockholm will touch your feelings even if you are a convinced non-shopper. Buying doesn’t have to be the best part. The main satisfaction is in going around and selecting things. Stureplan should certainly be visited during your Christmas holidays. You will hardly find such a site with such a Scandinavian ambience in any other part of the planet.

Ice-skating is a great thing after shopping, the skating rink is not fat from Stureplan. It’s a well-known place where mainly tourists come to spend time. That is why the rink is the most suitable place for making new acquaintances.

Family fare

Tourists of all ages will highly appreciate Stockholm museums. But there are also places made for parents and kids. Foreigners like Stockholm circus so it would be great if you go there. Great performers will prepare something incredibly amusing. The kids will be happy and thankful, no doubts! All kids like exciting performances so they will love Stockholm circus.

Ferry trips are exciting too. They begin near the Opera building and pass the group of small islands. But one should be very careful – if it’s a windy weather it is really cold on board. There are warm and thick buck skins on board for those who are cold. If the weather is nice and without snow you will see really memorable views of winter Sweden.

Fun for everyone

Stockholm has a short light day in early winter and sometimes the weather becomes simply horrible. Even if it’s zero temperature outside a biting Swedish wind can make it feel like -15C or colder. Wind is something really annoying that can make you decide to choose some indoor activities.

Young tourists quite often suggest going to local escape rooms emphasizing their nice design and plot. You can check Questrooms, Exit Games and other attraction sites like that. There are more than 30 places of that type in Swedish capital!

Afternoon or evening could be spent in the National Museum or the Royal Opera. Stockholm nightlife is one more great tourists’ attraction. The most interesting place for checking out Stockholm nightlife is the Medieval town. Swedish clubs and bars look nearly the same like in other European countries. Swedish capital is a quiet expensive place, but you must taste the local beer. Active nightlife is also a significant characteristic about Stockholm. All you need to do is to go out and walk along the streets. Everyone will quickly and easily find a cool place.

Enjoy a great view of Stockholm

Globe-shaped Sports Center is another attraction of Stockholm. Check out the largest 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 Stockholm view from there is really breathtaking.

Don’t hesitate and select Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!