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Christmas in Stockholm

Stockholm has an especial place among all other capitals. In winter it looks a lot like a fairytale place with all those neat streets and decorations put on nearly every building. Stockholm older part always looks great, but in winter it turns into something specific. Maybe the reason is the fantastic spirit that presents in the old town market.

Bake your Christmas bread

As for the Stockholm attractions we should definitely mention Skansen. This famous open-air museum was founded in 1891. All types of local architecture can be seen here. More than that, some historical buildings still work! Bakeries, schools, forges and post offices are the most interesting in the last pre-Christmas evening when everybody can go inside and participate in funny competitions.

It the second half of December you can get to a great Christmas market in Skansen. All guests who wish to know what “Stockholm tourism” is in reality should definitely visit it. You don’t need to purchase anything if you don’t really like shopping. You could go and bake your own bread instead. Challenging, isn’t it?

Christmas market in Skansen museum alwaus attracts thousands of tourists. Please, have patience and don’t go away from crowd and queues and you will sense the festive atmosphere.

Shopping for everyone

You will quickly become a true shopper if you visit Stureplan square. People say that the pleasure is related not to the things you buy but to the shopping itself. It’s really a great plan to go to to Stureplan before Christmas. One will hardly find such a site with such a Scandinavian spirit in any other part of the world.

If you feel tired of doing shopping – go to a great skate-rink located not far away. It’s a public place where mainly tourists spend time. This is why the rink is an ideal place for making new acquaintances.

Family fare

The Stockholm museums are definitely great for tourists of all generations. However, you can find a lot of “family attractions“. Tourists like the circus of Stockholm so it would be great if you take your family there. They have a wide selection of shows for the kids and adults. Don’t worry, your kids will not be dissatisfied! Kids appreciate breathtaking shows so they will like Stockholm circus.

Ferry trips are exciting too. You can go to this tour near the Opera and get to small amusing islands. But one should be careful – if it’s a windy day it is really cold aboard. But even if you are cold you can always ask for a big and incredibly cozy buck skin. When there is fine weather a ferry trip is an ideal pastime.

Have fun in Stockholm!

Stockholm has a short light day in early winter and sometimes the weather becomes just horrible. Even if it’s zero degrees a biting wind can make it feel like it’s -15C or even worse. Wind is something that can make you choose some indoor activities.

Young travelers often recommend going to Stockholm escape rooms saying their nice design and plot. There are many cool escape rooms and one may find the information about them on the Internet. Experienced escapers may go to more than 2 dozens of places of that kind!

The National Museum and the Royal Opera suit well for an afternoon pastime. The Stockholm bars are marvelous and as a tourist simply must visit them. There are dozens of them in the city center and in the old town. Normally nightclubs of Stockholm look a lot like same places in Western Europe. The capital of Sweden is a quiet expensive city, but you just must try the local beer brands. Nightlife in the Swedish capital is really fantastic. Great clubs and bars can be found in any part of city center. You will find a nice bar or club very soon.

Enjoy a great view of Stockholm

Globe-shaped Sports Center is another attraction of Stockholm. Actually, it’s the biggest ball in the world. It makes it a very interesting place to visit especially because it has an outstanding viewing point. 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 hesitate and select Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!