Visiting the Christmas Markets in Sweden

It is Christmas Market (Julmarknad) season in Europe and Sweden has some of the most darling Christmas markets. Glögg (mulled wine), reindeer meat, and candles on evergreen trees are all part and parcel of a good Swedish Christmas market.

Kickstarting the Christmas spirit for me entails switching over to the Christmas carols on our Spotify playlist and piling into the car to our local Christmas markets.

My kids love the idea of going for a pony ride, drinking warm chocolate, and possibly participating in a fiskdam (where they “fish” for a present and the fees for “fishing” go back into the local community.)

I love finding handmade goods from small businesses and local artists. 

I absolutely love finding small handmade gifts that are perfect for stockings or adding a little flourish to our bookshelves. If you make a cute little elf or anything featuring a long Santa beard, I will probably buy it.

This December, we are heading to a different Christmas market every weekend in hopes of finding authentic markets that offer unique experiences to help families feel the Christmas spirit.


We went to five (5!) Christmas Markets this season and I reviewed them all for you so that you can plan out your 2018 Christmas Market season with insider’s tips and experience.

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