Every year when the first of Advent approaches, it happens. The longing for light, warmth and Christmas comes to me like a real popsicle. I want mulled wine, roasted almonds and straw decorations. It's simply time to start dedicating the weekends to Christmas markets! I really like both modern Christmas markets with art and classic Christmas markets with crafts, but most of all there should be lots of good food and sweets. Because if there's one thing you should do all the way into the Christmas cake, it's eating those things you only eat once a year.
As I've done quite a bit of research for the best Christmas markets, I thought I might as well write them down and save them for next year. Christmas markets tend to reappear year after year. The Christmas markets that I have selected are often a little outside of Stockholm, preferably in a castle or a manor house.
Christmas in the stone barn at Steninge Castle - MÄRSTA
November 11 to December 23
Stortorget's Christmas market in the Old Town - OLD TOWN
November 25 to December 23
The Christmas market in Sigtuna – SIGNATURE TUNA
Sundays 26 November, 3 December, 10 December and 17 December
Skansen's traditional Christmas celebration – DJURGÅRDEN
Every Friday to Sunday from November 24
The farmer's own market – OSTERMALM
December 2, December 9, December 16
Christmas evenings in Rosendal's garden – DJURGÅRDEN
Zeta's Christmas Market – SEGELTORP
Christmas market Skultuna Brass factory – SKULL TUNA
Christmas market at Taxinge Castle - NEW MILL
November 17-19 and November 23-26
Nyckelvikens Christmas market - NECK
December 3 (1st Advent each year)
Christmas at Vallby open air museum – VÄSTERÅS
Christmas market & Christmas fun in Gustavsberg harbour – HEAT DEATH
Konstfack's Christmas market - TELEFONPLAN
First Advent weekend every year (No information about 2023 yet)
Nerds' Christmas market - SOLNA
Skokloster Castle – SHOE MONASTERY
Second of Advent
Christmas at Hovstallet – OSTERMALM
Vaxholm's traditional Christmas market at Lägret – VAXHOLM
Siggesta farm's Christmas market – HEAT DEATH
Christmas market in Fiskehamnen - NYNÄSHAMN
Filmstaden's Christmas market - SOLNA
Färgfabriken Marknad – LILJEHOLMEN
Birkagården – VASASTAN
Christmas market at Skeppsholmsgården – SKEPPSHOLMEN
Have I missed any of your Christmas market favorites? Which Christmas markets are you going to this year?
Have you been here? What did you think of the destination?
Travel blogger, gastronaut, photographer and family adventurer with over 55 countries in his luggage. Eva loves trips that include beautiful nature, hiking boots and well-cooked food. On the travel blog Rucksack she takes you to all corners of the world with the help of her inspiring pictures and texts.