|NK department store.|
|Part of last year's Christmas light display...|
|Christmas market in Gamla Stan.|
December 2nd is when the main Christmas market opens for business in Gamla Stan (old town). It is open every day until December 23rd. It was recently named as one of the top 10 markets in Europe. Next up... Sunday, December 3rd. Click here for a list of all Christmas markets with their opening hours. This is the first Sunday of Advent (fourth Sunday before Christmas Day). This marks the core, 3-4 week, traditional holiday season in Sweden. It is during this time that the majority of Christmas markets are open. It is also during this time when many restaurants in the city serve the traditional Christmas meal: julbord.
|Boat cruise with traditional julbord, offered by Strömma.|
|One of the many Lucia processions in the city...|
|The main Christmas tree, located at Skeppsbron.|
|Fingers crossed for a white Christmas this year..|