Christmas in the fairy tale
Speaking about the most charming world capitals Stockholm comes up first. In winter it resembles a fairytale town due to neat streets and decorations everywhere. The best way to check what Christmas Eve in Stockholm looks like is to go to the Old Town. It possesses its own unmatched spirit with its market, handmade souvenirs, tasty chestnuts and glogg.
Bake your Christmas bread
There is a famous place in Stockholm called Skansen. This worldwide known outdoor museum was founded in 1891. Connoisseurs of the local architecture will be happy. Moreover, there are some buildings which are not only preserved but still functioning! You just need to come here during the last evening before Christmas and see those amazing schools, post offices and forges.
In December, for example, they hold a Christmas market in Skansen. All tourists who wish to know what “Stockholm tourism” is like should certainly visit it. You are not feeling like purchasing anything? OK, but what do you think about baking your Christmas bread in the 19th century bakery? Looks challenging, doesn’t it?
Skansen market gathers about a thousand tourists daily. Please, be patient and don’t avoid queues and crowd and you will feel the festive atmosphere.
Shopping for everyone
Stureplan square in Stockholm will charm you even if you are an inveterate shopping hater. Buying doesn’t have to be the best part. The main satisfaction is in going around and choosing things. It’s really a great idea to go to to Stureplan before Christmas. You will never find such a site with such a Scandinavian ambience in any other place of the world.
Ice-skating is a good solution after shopping, the skating spot is quite near to Stureplan. Tourists from other countries like that skating spot and regularly come there. It turns the skating rink into an ideal place for getting to know new people.
Spend your time with family
As a matter of fact, museums of Stockholm are a very good choice for people of all ages. But there are certain attractions created specifically for parents and kids. Foreigners love the circus of Stockholm so it would be fantastic if you take your family there. They have a large number of shows for the families. Your family will have so much fun! All kids appreciate exciting shows so they will fall in love with Stockholm circus.
One more pleasant thing is ferry. One can find a ferry near the Opera and go for a great tour around the area. But be careful – if it’s a windy weather it can be very cold aboard. They have buck skin to everyone, so don’t be modest and ask any of the employees about that. You can delight your eyes with splendid views from the deck if it is not snowy.
Enjoy your time in Stockholm
Stockholm has a small daylight in early winter and sometimes the weather becomes just unbearable. Even if it’s zero temperature a piercing local wind can make you feel like -15C or colder. Then it’s better to look for some indoor kind of activity.
Young tourists often recommend visiting local escape rooms emphasizing their nice design and plot. There are many cool escape rooms and one may easily find them online. There are nearly three dozens of such rooms here in Stockholm!
Afternoon and evening could be spent in the Royal Opera or the National Museum. Nightlife in Stockholm is another amusing tourists’ attraction. The Stockholm old town is full of night clubs and bars. Normally clubs of Stockholm look a lot like clubs in Europe. The prices could be relatively high, but local beer shoul be tried. Nightlife in the Swedish capital is just fantastic. Great bars and clubs can be found in any part of city center. Everyone will quickly and easily find a cool place.
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 revolving deck moves around the Center and gets to the height of 130 meters! The Stockholm view from there is really breathtaking.
Don’t think twice and select Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!