11 of Sweden's Most Magical Christmas Markets

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11 September 2017

With old traditions revived, unique foods appearing only at this time of year, and plenty of hot chestnuts and Christmas Carols to warm even the coldest of hearts, Sweden has a long tradition of having the most magical of Christmas markets. Little wooden huts begin to appear shortly before First Advent and suddenly, everyone’s ready to spread good cheer.

The Royal Stables

The Royal Stables(Kungliga Hovstallet) are not just where the royal horses and carriages are kept, it’s also where a very special Christmas Market is held. High-quality handicrafts and some seriously good food is on offer and people can take the tour or explore the stables while they’re there.

Konungens Hovstall, Väpnargatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Stables | © Alexis Daflos/Courtesy of The Royal Court, Sweden

Skansen

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Skansen is magical at any time of the year but at Christmas, it really comes into its own with a market, songs, all of Skansen just waiting to be explored, horse rides, traditional glass blowing, and other crafts—all of which are for sale. Though cold, it’s worth it because it’s a taste of old Sweden and it’s very traditional.

Malmö Museer

Malmö’s legendary museum complex is a wonderful place to visit and at Christmas, it really pulls out all the stops and offers plenty of stalls selling food, ornaments, clothing, and plenty of traditional handicrafts. Take in at least one of the museums on the grounds as well as well as the sea outside for those who can brave the winds.

Malmö Art Museum, Malmöhusvägen 6, Malmö, Sweden

Malmö Museer Christmas Market | © Andreas Nilsson/Courtesy of Malmö Museer