Christmas in and around Göteborg
Besides Sweden’s biggest Christmas market at Liseberg there are also traditional markets in the old city hall (Kronhuset), in Haga and at Gustav Adolf square with the wonderful aromas of Christmas and lots of handicrafts and unusual Christmas gifts. Make sure to listen out for the Singing Christmas Tree that can be seen and heard at the square Kungsportsplatsen from November 29 to December 23.
The Old City Hall
A traditional Christmas market at The old City hall (Kronhuset), which is the oldest official building in Göteborg, in full Christmas regalia with the smell of mulled wine, spruce and candied almonds in the air and market sellers in traditional costume – just like in the old days.
Date : 1st – 21st Dec.
The charming district of Haga is the oldest in Göteborg and holds a popular Christmas market.
Christmas Market at Tjolöholm Castle, One of West Sweden’s largest Christmas markets with fine foods, crafts and children’s entertainments.
Dates :- 16. 17.18. + 23.24.25. + 29.30. Nov – 1.2. Dec 2018
Christmas Market at Gunnebo House and Gardens
Dates :– 24.25. Nov – 1.2. Dec 2018
With nearly 5.000.000 Christmas lights you can’t expect anything less than a brilliant Christmas!
The Christmas market at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg is the largest in Sweden, and glitters in the wintery darkness with over 5 million lights spread throughout the park. There is plenty to see and do: try the waffles with lingonberry jam, or if you are very hungry, the generous julbord. You can also go ice-skating, or if you are in the mood for a different kind of icy entertainment, visit the ice bar for some vodka. Christmas at Liseberg is open weekends from 16. Nov – 30. Dec 2018. Sweden’s biggest Christmas market takes place in a sparkling setting that is magical whatever your age. This year there are more Christmas cabins than ever and the air will be filled with the wonderful aromas of Christmas. Stroll among the cabins and shops at Sweden’s grandest Christmas market. Buy Christmas decorations, handicrafts, herring, chocolates, cheese, mustard and all the other ingredients of a Swedish Christmas.
Dates : 16-18, 23-25 and 29-30 November and 1-2, 5-9, 11-23 and 26-30 December 2018
Official website : www.liseberg.se
Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.
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