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Stockholm Christmas

Talking about the most attractive capitals of Europe Stockholm dawns upon first. Winter Stockholm looks like a part belonging to a fantasy reality. Stockholm older part always looks perfect, but in winter it gains additional charm. It has its own unmatched ambience with its marketplace, handmade souvenirs, sweet chestnuts and of course, glogg.

Turn into a baker

There is a worldwide known place in Stockholm called Skansen. This famous open-air museum was founded in 1891. Fans of Swedish architecture will be happy. Furthermore, there are buildings not only preserved but still functioning! You just should come here during the last evening before Christmas and see yourself all those old bakeries, post offices and forging shops.

It the second half of December they hold a nice Christmas market in Skansen. All tourists who wish to know what “Stockholm tourism” is in reality should certainly visit it. You don’t need to buy anything if you don’t want to. You could go and bake a tasty fresh bread instead. Challenging, isn’t it?

Christmas market in Skansen alwaus attracts thousands of visitors. Therefore you are recommended to be ready for a big crowd and have plenty of patience.

Shopping for everyone

You will quickly become a real shopping fan if you go to Stureplan square. Buying doesn’t have to be the best part here. The main satisfaction is in going around and choosing things. Stureplan should not be ignored during your Christmas holidays. There is no better place in the world that has such a Scandinavian ambience.

Ice-skating is a great thing after shopping, the skating rink is not fat from Stureplan. People from abroad like that skating rink and regularly go there. It means that if you feel like meeting new friends it’s going to be a perfect place to do it.

Spend your time with family

Travelers of all ages will appreciate the museums of the Swedish capital. But there are also places created specifically for parents and kids. Stockholm circus would be a great choice. Each performance there is suitable for spending time with family. Don’t worry, your kids will not leave the circus dissatisfied! Family leisure should be spent in interesting places just like Stockholm circus.

One more pleasant thing is ferry. They start near the Opera building and then get to the group of small islands. But one should be careful – if it’s a windy weather it is very cold on board. You will find thick and warm buck skins on board for the people who are cold. If the weather is still and it doesn’t snow you will enjoy really unforgettable landscapes of winter Stockholm.

Fun for everyone

Let’s remember that Stockholm is a Northern capital and occasionally it’s really cold there. Even if it’s zero degrees a biting local wind makes you feel like it’s -15C or even worse. Then it’s better to look for some indoor kind of activity.

You could also check out the local escape rooms that are really popular among tourists. Exit Games, Questrooms and other places are waiting for you. There are nearly three dozens of escape rooms here in Stockholm!

Evening or afternoon could be devoted to the National Museum or the Royal Opera. At night it’s a great decision to relax in a local bar. The old part of Stockholm is full of bars and clubs. Swedish bars and clubs look more or less the same like in other European countries. The capital of Sweden is a quiet costly place, but you must try the local beer brands. Stormy nightlife is another significant characteristic about Stockholm. Great clubs and bars can be found in any part of city center. You will find a nice bar or club very soon.

Picturesque view of the capital

The Sports Center in Stockholm has the shape of a large globe. 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! The entire city will be in front of you.

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