Old Town Christmas market in Stockholm, Sweden
The Christmas spirit is everywhere in Stockholm right now. I just visited the local and traditional Christmas market on Stortorget (a square close to the Royal palace) in Old Town (Gamla Stan).
The easiest way to get here is to take the metro to Gamla Stan metro station and then walk about 10 min to the square. It’s also nice to walk here from the city centre or from Södermalm.
The Christmas market is quite intimate with little red stalls that sells Swedish traditional handicraft, Christmas sweets, Swedish foods like cheese, smoked sausages and reindeer- and elk meat. Of course there is also glögg (mulled wine) or hot chocolate if you’re feeling cold.
Location: Stortorget, Gamla Stan
Open: November 24 to December 23 – daily between 11 AM and 6 PM.
Walking from the city centre to Old Town, passing the House of parliament
More Christmas in Stockholm
It’s not only Gamla Stan that’s decorated for Christmas. All over Stockholm you can find these Christmas elks lighting up the city. I’ve seen them at Sergels torg and in Berzelii Park and there is probably more.
Christmas elks at Sergels torg // “Plattan” in the city centre