Christmas in Stockholm
Talking about the most charming capitals of Europe Stockholm dawns upon first. Winter turns Stockholm into an incredibly fabulous town. The best way to see what Stockholm Christmas Eve looks like is to stroll around the Old Town. It possesses its own inimitable atmosphere with the handmade souvenirs, market, sweet chestnuts and glogg.
Become a baker
There is a worldwide known place in Stockholm called Skansen. It is a very popular open-air museum founded in 1891. You could see all sorts of Swedish architecture there. What is more, some historical buildings still work! You just need to come here in the last evening before Christmas and see yourself those old bakeries, forging shops and post offices.
Skansen also holds the Christmas marketplace during whole December. All people who wish to know what “Stockholm tourism” is like should certainly visit it. If you are not a a big shopper you can, for instance, try your hands in baking some bread with the 19th century bakery equipment. Looks quite challenging, doesn’t it?
Christmas market in Skansen annually attracts a great number of tourists. Therefore you should be ready for a big crowd and be patient.
Shopping for non-shoppers
You will turn into a true shopper if you go to Stureplan square. Buying is actually not the best part. The main pleasure is in walking around and choosing things. It’s really worth coming to Stureplan on Christmas Eve. One will never find such a place with such a Scandinavian spirit in any other corner of the world.
After the shopping you could go for ice-skating and have fun with your family and friends. Tourists from other countries like that skating spot and often come there. It means that if you like meeting new friends it seems to be an ideal place to do it.
The museums of the Swedish capital are interesting for both young and adult people. However, there are also some activities aimed mainly on parents and children. Stockholm circus would be an awesome choice. They have a large number of performances for the families. Don’t worry, your kids will not be dissatisfied! Stockholm circus is a must-see attraction for any tour with family.
Another pleasant thing is ferry. They start the tour near Opera and pass the small islands. But be careful – if it’s a windy weather it can be really cold aboard. There are thick and warm buck skins on a ferry for those who are cold. If the weather is nice and it doesn’t snow you will enjoy really unforgettable views of winter Stockholm.
Have fun in Stockholm!
Let’s keep in mind that Stockholm is a Northern capital and occasionally it’s frosty there. Low temperature is typically not a big problem, but the penetrating wind is. Wind is something really annoying that can make you give up and decide to choose some indoor activities.
One could check out the local attractions called rooms that are really popular among tourists. You can visit Questrooms, Exit Games and other spots like that. Experienced escapers can go to more than two dozens of rooms like this!
Afternoon and evening can be spent in the Royal Opera or the National Museum. At night it’s a great decision to relax in a bar. The best place for night hanging out is the Medieval town. Stockholm clubs and bars look nearly the same like in the rest of European countries. Swedish beer is incredibly specific and is definitely worth trying regardless of the price. Stormy nightlife is another significant thing of the capital of Sweden. All you need is to go out late and go along the streets. It’s not a big deal to find a nice place to stay.
Picturesque view of the capital
Stockholm Sports Center looks like a very big ball. Check out the largest ball in the world. In addition, you could enjoy a great view from the Sports Center viewing platform. 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 choose Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!