Christmas in Stockholm
Stockholm has an especial place among all other European capitals. Winter Stockholm resembles a part of a fantasy reality. The best way to see what Christmas Eve in Stockholm looks like is to walk around the Old Town. Maybe it is so because of that fantastic atmosphere that presents in the old town market.
Bake your Christmas bread
As for the Stockholm attractions we should definitely mention Skansen. Since 1891 Skansen has been the most interesting open-air museum in Scandinavia. One can find all types of Swedish architecture there. Furthermore, there are some buildings not only preserved but still working! Bakeries, schools, post offices and forging shops are the most attractive during the last pre-Christmas evening when everybody can enter them and join funny competitions.
Skansen is also the host of the Christmas marketplace during whole December. It’s impossible to imagine winter Stockholm tourism without this place. You are not feeling like purchasing souvenirs? OK, but what do you think about baking Christmas bread in the bakery from nineteenth century? Looks quite challenging, doesn’t it?
Hunders of guests come to the market in Skansen every day. Please, have patience and don’t avoid queues and crowd and you will feel the festive atmosphere.
Shopping for non-shoppers
You will quickly become an inveterate shopping fan if you visit Stureplan square. People like walking around and watching cute things. It’s really worth coming to Stureplan before Christmas. There is no better attraction in the whole world that has this Scandinavian ambience.
Ice-skating is a great solution after shopping, the skating rink is quite near to Stureplan. It’s a well-known place where mostly foreigners come to spend time. So if you feel like meeting new friends it seems to be an ideal place for that.
Visitors of all ages will like the museums of the Swedish capital. However, you can find some “family attractions”. For example, you could go together to Stockholm circus. Each performance there perfectly suits for watching it with family. Your kids will have really much fun! Family time should be spent in interesting places like Stockholm circus.
There are also tours on ferry. They start near the Opera building and go through the group of small islands. But please don’t forget that windy weather is not favorable for that. You will find thick and warm buck skins on a ferry for those who are cold. You can delight your eyes with splendid views from the deck if the weather is nice.
Fun for everyone
Stockholm has a small daylight in early winter and sometimes the weather becomes simply horrible. Low temperature is not a big problem, but the penetrating wind is. Then it’s worth looking for some indoor activity.
Young tourists quite often recommend visiting local escape rooms emphasizing their tremendous design and plot. Exit Games, Questrooms and lots of other escape rooms are at your service. Experienced escapers can go to more than two dozens of places of that kind!
Local museums and Royal Opera ideally suit for an afternoon or evening. The Stockholm bars are awesome and you simply must visit them. The old part of Stockholm is literally full of clubs and bars. Normally clubs of Stockholm look just like clubs in Western Europe. The prices can be quite high, but anyway local beer is worth tasting. Nightlife in Stockholm is just fantastic. All you need is to go out late and walk along the streets. You will find a nice bar or club very soon.
Enjoy a great view of Stockholm
Stockholm Sports Center looks like a very big ball. Actually, it’s the biggest 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 hesitate and choose Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!