Location: Sweden

Christmas markets in Sweden

The Festive season in Sweden

Christmas Eve is the highlight of Christmas. Nearly everyone is on holiday. Having enjoyed the well-stocked smorgasbord, that special knock at the door is awaited – the arrival of Santa Claus and presents. Christmas in Sweden has become more modern, mixing domestic and foreign customs. Christmastime is when cities, towns and villages are at their most magical with snow on the ground generally matched with blue skies and sunshine – it really is Christmas card perfect.

Christmas markets 

Wrap up in scarves, hats and gloves and warm yourself with a glass of spicy mulled wine (glögg) whilst browsing over the most gorgeous handicrafts and Christmas decorations at the Christmas markets in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Sample Swedish Christmas delicacies at the markets. Look out for smoked sausage, reindeer meat and traditional Swedish Christmas sweets.

At least four Xmas Markets take place within the city area of Stockholm, namely Skansen, on the park island of Djurgården, where the Christmas markets date back to 1903, Gamla Stan, commonly known as  the Old Town just south of the Royal Palace, in Rosendal Palace which is a little way from the centre of  Djurgården and Kungstradgården, a large urban park near the tourist and shopping area.

The Liseburg Christmas Market which takes place in Gothenburg is reputed to be the largest in Sweden with over 60 stalls and an open air ice rink nearby.  Outdoor stalls sell Swedish Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, reindeer meat, glögg (mulled wine), and a wide range of Swedish handicrafts and other gifts.

Things to see and do 

Many of our city and market pages also offer a selection of what you can expect to see and do to make your visit or short break to a market more memorable

Travelling to Sweden

Getting to Sweden is easier than ever with a wide range of travel options.

Christmas Market and Festive Breaks to Sweden

We also have a wide choice of Christmas market breaks available to Sweden, along with seasonal breaks by air and rail and fabulous hotel offers – see our Christmas breaks section.

Dates and times 

Please note the information, and dates of the markets, are subject to change.

Click here to see markets in other countries

No items found


Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Stockholm ‘Old Town’ Christmas Market

The Stockholm Old Town Christmas Market offers a selection of traditional Swedish products of high quality

Read More

Location
Stockholm
Rating
0 / 5
Views
18918
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Malmo Christmas Market

Malmö goes mad for markets, ice and decorating around Christmas. There are a whole lot of ice sculptures, ice-skating, Christmas markets and saffron buns breaks

Read More

Location
Malmo
Rating
0 / 5
Views
7883
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Gothenburg Christmas Markets

Combining contemporary Swedish design and a warm sense of tradition, Gothenburg lights the way to Christmas, with a three kilometre ‘Lane of Light’ from the central harbour guiding the way through the city along the main boulevard to Liseberg Amusement Park and its famous Christmas market

Read More

Location
Gothenburg
Rating
0 / 5
Views
5898
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Falbygdens Ost Christmas Market

Cheese-makers opens its doors to its annual Christmas Market

Read More

Location
Falkoping
Rating
0 / 5
Views
5328
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Liseberg Christmas Market

With nearly 5 million Christmas lights you can’t expect anything less than a brilliant Christmas at Liseberg! Sweden’s biggest and most atmospheric Christmas market.

Read More

Location
Gothenburg
Rating
0 / 5
Views
4185
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Skansen Christmas Market

Thought to be the oldest Christmas market in Stockholm, it is held on the park-island of the Djurgården.

Read More

Location
Stockholm
Rating
0 / 5
Views
3239
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Eksjö Christmas Market

Enjoy mulled wine, ginger biscuits and listen to the horses’ hooves against the snow.

Read More

Location
Eksjö
Rating
0 / 5
Views
1977
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Huseby Christmas Market

Meet unique and genuine crafts people at the Largest Christmas Fair in the Nordic Region.

Read More

Location
Huseby
Rating
0 / 5
Views
1643
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets

Christmas Fete at Hellekis Mansion

More than 70 craftsmen will be displaying their products at the Christmas fete at Hellekis Mansion.

Read More

Location
Hällekis
Rating
0 / 5
Views
1542
Add to favorites
Christmas Markets
Location
Karlstad
Rating
0 / 5
Views
1366