|NK department store.|
|Part of last year's Christmas light display...|
|Christmas market in Gamla Stan.|
November 24th is also when the historic Christmas market at Skansen opens for the season. It is open every Saturday and Sunday until December 16th. I will be writing an article in the coming weeks with a list of all of the Christmas markets, in the meantime Click here for the list from last year. Next up... Sunday, December 2nd.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. The sightseeing company Strömma does start their julbord boat cruises a bit earlier though, already on Nov 23rd.
|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..|