Our best tips and favorite places to visit this time of year

The living advent calendar

A marvelous tradition in Old Town is the living advent calendar. Every evening in December you can enjoy 15 ministers of culture – free of charge – somewhere in Old Town. Among the participants this year, you'll find well-known actors Eva Röse and Vanna Rosenberg, as well as the cathedral choir and the Nicolai kindergarten.

Open 1-24 December
Every night of the week at 6.15 pm
NB: Christmas Eve at 11.30 am

Read more and find today's location here!

Stortorget Christmas Market


The Christmas market in Stortorget in Old Town is back after being canceled due to the pandemic last year. It is the oldest Christmas market in Stockholm; it dates back to medieval times. Here you can find lovely gifts, art, crafts, handmade sweets, and other delicacies.

Opening hours:
20 November - 23 December
All days of the week: 11 am - 6 pm

For further information, click here!

Ice skating in Kungsträdgården

Did you know that you can go ice skating right in the middle of Stockholm? The ice rink in Kungsträdgården is open for the season, and everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. The ice is artificially frozen, and you can rent skates if you didn't bring your own. 

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 9 pm.
Skate rental closes at 8 pm.

To read more, click here!

Skansen Christmas Market


The charming Christmas market in Skansen started in 1903. It is a wonderful place to visit and take in the sound, smells, and lights. Shop handmade candles, artisanal caramels, and handicrafts, from the stalls, taste the typical foods, and visit the old houses and the real, live reindeers!

Opening hours:
Friday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
From November 26 - December 19

Read more about the market at Skansen here!
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