Christmas markets in Stockholm

Thanks to the snow, Stockholm’s Christmas markets have a magical quality that feels straight out of a fairy tale.

Of all the markets and fairs, the Gamla Stan Advent market is a must-visit. Dating back to the 14th century, it boasts a range of craft products, savory and sweet foods, Christmas ornaments and decorations, jewelry, and clothes. For those looking for the biggest Christmas market, head to Taxinge Castle just outside of the capital.

Aside from the Christmas markets, there is much to see in Stockholm. Nordic architecture has its own distinctive style and beauty, so be sure to visit the Stockholm City Hall and the Royal Palace. For a glimpse into Swedish folk traditions, check out the open-air museum. And if that’s not enough, there are plenty of museums in the city that offer a wealth of knowledge on history and culture.