Stockholm's best Christmas markets in 2023

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As Christmas approaches, few things are as cozy as a Christmas market in Stockholm. Under sparkling lights, you can indulge in crafts, food, sweets, and everything else that belongs to Christmas. And if you want to stroll around looking for presents, drinking mulled wine, and getting into the Christmas spirit, you can find everything from modern designer markets in the city to traditional ones outside the city – perfect for a day trip during Advent. Here is the guide to Stockholm’s best Christmas markets.
Last updated: November 20, 2023
For many, Christmas in Stockholm means embracing traditions. Having Christmas dinner with family, friends, or colleagues. Decorating, crafting, and baking. Celebrating Lucia and perhaps visiting the church to sing beautiful carols. And, of course, visiting the many Christmas markets organized throughout the city at this time of year.

Find the right Christmas market in Stockholm

Every year, from mid-November until Christmas Eve, the city is filled with fantastic markets that light up the winter darkness with scents, flavors, and atmosphere. And if you want to visit a Christmas market in the Swedish capital, you have plenty of options.

The city has both traditional markets full of skilled artisans with unique products and design schools where students offer their own creations. And if you fancy a day trip with the family, there are also several lovely markets outside the city.

To help you find your way around all the glittering events, we’ve put together a guide to Stockholm’s best Christmas markets in 2023. Perfect to have on hand when planning this year’s Christmas shopping. Magical Christmas settings in and around town await you, and if you’re lucky, you might even meet Santa Claus. Have a great time!


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Skansens julmarknad

Skansens julmarknad
Try some delicious mulled wine at Skansen’s Christmas market – Photo: © Sara Kollberg
Skansen’s Christmas market on Djurgården is one of the city’s most popular Christmas events. This historic market dates back to 1903 and for many it’s a given part of a Stockholm Christmas. There’s atmospheric entertainment, including choirs, and the entire Bollnästorget square is filled with around 70 market stalls.

Here, you can browse everything that belongs to the holiday season – delicacies for the Christmas buffet, marzipan, Christmas bread, locally produced handicrafts of textiles, wood, ceramics and wool, and much more. For those looking for something good to eat or warm up with, there are waffles, mulled wine, and burnt almonds.

Every year, thousands of visitors – both Stockholmers and tourists – flock to Skansen’s Christmas market to get into the holiday spirit. In addition to shopping at the market stalls, you can visit Skansen’s cozy historic house, where you can experience how Christmas was celebrated in the past with everything from traditional Christmas tree decorations to historic Christmas dinners. In addition, you and your family can do Christmas crafts the old-fashioned way and dance around the tree on Bollnästorget’s dance floor. And don’t miss the Winter Lights – a 1.5-kilometer-long light walk that raises the coziness even more. It doesn’t get more Christmas than at Skansen.

When: November 24 – December 17

Djurgårdsslätten 49–51, Djurgården

Stortorgets Julmarknad

Of course, the city’s oldest district, the charming Old Town, has a top-notch and highly atmospheric Christmas market. You’ll find it in the square Stortorget from the end of November until the day before Christmas Eve. And this traditional market is historic, to say the least. It’s inspired by the Middle Ages and started in 1837, making it the oldest Christmas market in Stockholm and Sweden. So here you can really feel the wings of history among the stalls.

Stortorget’s Christmas market has 41 stalls where you can find everything from lovely Christmas gifts to delicacies for the Christmas table. Santas, angels, marzipan, Christmas decorations, hand-made candles, ceramics, tea, cheeses, sausages, spices, meat, and candy are just a few examples. Of course, you can also drink warming mulled wine and munch on cotton candy, sweets, waffles, and other goodies. And if you have children with you, the fishpond is a must.

When: November 25 – December 23

Stortorget, Old Town

Beckmans julmarknad

The renowned design school Beckmans holds a popular Christmas market in Stockholm every year, organized by the school’s students in design, fashion, and visual communication. The Beckmans Christmas market takes place at the lovely Rosendal garden in Djurgården, and no two years are the same as the students take over the garden’s greenhouse for a weekend. An excellent opportunity to shop for personalized and unique Christmas gifts for loved ones.

In addition to buying creative gifts that are guaranteed to be unique under the Christmas tree, you can drink mulled wine in Rosendal’s winter bar and hang out by the fire lit in the courtyard. In other words, Beckman’s Christmas market delivers a lot of holiday spirit. And if we are lucky, there’ll also be some snow, further enhancing the Christmas feeling in the beautiful surroundings.

When: December 9–10

Rosendals Trädgård, Rosendalsterrassen 12, Djurgården



Taxinge Slott

Taxinge Castle, located outside Nykvarn, is one of the many beautiful castles near Stockholm. Every year, it hosts Sweden’s largest Christmas fair, where over 130 of the country’s top craftsmen are represented. Browse their fine handmade products and find all the Christmas gifts you could possibly need – from your niece to your grandmother. Warm fires and hundreds of marshals create a fabulous Christmas atmosphere.

If you are looking for Christmas food and other treats, you can find endless amounts of delicacies such as herring, sausages, cheese, mustard, fish, roe, ham, roast of elk, bread, jam, chocolate pralines, marzipan, gingerbread, and beer. If you’re more into crafts, you can shop for organic children’s clothing, jewelry, rugs, tapestries, advent candlesticks, hand-made candles, lambskin, toys, and much more. Please note that there is an entrance fee of SEK 100.

If you want to have a coffee break (“fika”) during your visit, Taxinge Castle is the place to be. It’s not called the “cake castle” for nothing – they boast one of Sweden’s largest cake tables.

When: November 17–19 + November 23–26

Taxinge slott, Nykvarn
Christmas markets Stockholm
Stockholm has plenty of excellent Christmas markets – Photo: Unsplash


If you’re looking for a first-class Christmas market in a royal setting, you should head to Hovstallet’s (The Royal Stables) traditional Christmas event. You’ll find the market in the best possible location – in the middle of the city in the historic Royal Stables – and here you’re invited to a genuine Swedish Christmas tradition for three days.

Around 70 of the country’s best artisans offer their exclusive creations, so you have a great chance of finding unique Christmas gifts of all kinds. In addition, there’s a well-stocked food stall full of Christmas delicacies, and if you peek into the smithy, you’ll find a blacksmith who makes forged products of the highest quality.

During your visit to the Royal Stables Christmas market, you should also visit the king’s horses and check out the royal family’s fleet of vehicles. This includes the splendid collection of carriages used for state visits, headed by the magnificent Sjuglas State Carriage. It’s considered the finest collection in the world, so it’s not to be missed. In addition, there are also beautiful uniforms and harnesses on display.

When: December 8–10

Väpnargatan 1, Östermalm

Bondens egen marknad

Bondens egen marknad (the farmer’s market) is organized all year round, but at Christmas time, it shines a bit more. It’s a fantastic Christmas market in Stockholm for all food lovers who want to enhance their Christmas buffet with locally produced quality goods directly from farmers around the city. Freshly harvested, locally grown, and small-scale – it doesn’t get any better. Taste your way through the market stalls and buy vegetables, meat, fish, jams, and other goodies. There are also a lot of nice crafts for sale.

Bondens egen marknad is located in two central places in the city – Södermalm and Östermalm – and attracts a lot of visitors. And that’s no surprise. The feeling of a classic square market spiced with a wonderful Christmas atmosphere is a hard-to-beat combination. In short, it’s as close as you can get to a rural Christmas in the middle of the city.

When: November 25 – December 16 (Södermalm)
December 2, 9, 16 (Östermalm)

Katarina Bangata, Södermalm
Tessinparken, Östermalm
Christmas market in Stockholm
Christmas markets is a great activity for the whole family – Photo: Unsplash

Sigtuna julmarknad

If you want a day trip that maximizes the Christmas spirit, head to Sigtuna Christmas Market. It’s located 50 kilometers from Stockholm, but it’s definitely worth the trip because here you’ll experience one of Sweden’s oldest and most traditional Christmas markets. For four Advent Sundays, the beautiful medieval town is dressed in a charming Christmas costume that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Square shopping, food markets, Christmas music, Lucia celebrations, visits from Santa Claus – if you want to get into the spirit, few Christmas events can match Sigtuna.

Among the stalls, you’ll find a wide range of artisans and artists offering unique Christmas gifts and handmade items. Ceramics, hand-printed textiles, wood products, and jewelry are just a few examples. You can also enjoy locally produced goodies such as Christmas sweets, Lucia saffron bun, and mulled wine or buy something to eat at one of the many eateries.

Sigtuna Christmas Market is, in short, a super cozy experience for the whole family. And a little extra thought has been given to the smallest visitors. For children, there are pony rides, visits from the children’s book characters Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender, movie shows, and the opportunity to leave a wish list for Santa Claus.

When: November 26 + December 3, 10, 17

Stora Torget, Sigtuna



Skoklosters slott

Skoklosters slott julmarknad
Enjoy Christmas magic in a magnificent castle setting – Photo: Jens Mohr, Skoklosters slott/SHM
The beautiful Skokloster Castle, the world’s foremost baroque castle, is beautifully situated on the banks of Lake Mälaren, about an hour’s drive from Stockholm. Every year, the castle hosts a traditional Christmas market, and the glorious castle environment creates a magical Christmas setting. The market is in the magnificent courtyard, filled with a fantastic selection of genuine craftsmanship, local delicacies, sweets, and Christmas gifts.

An excursion to the Christmas market at Skokloster Castle is suitable for young and old alike. If you have kids with you, keep an eye out for Santa Claus, who walks around the crowd assisting with wish lists and the fun Christmas gift competition. And if you get hungry during your visit, the Castle Café offers Christmas plates, porridge, ham sandwiches, and homemade cookies. There are also food trucks selling wraps and burgers outside the entrance.

Be sure to join the castle’s exciting winter tours, where you’ll have the opportunity to see the mighty King’s Hall, the armory, and the unfinished room. But remember to dress warmly – the castle has no heating, so during the winter months it can get quite chilly.

When: December 2–3

Skoklostervägen 98–100, Skokloster

Skeppsholmsgårdens julmarknad

Skeppsholmsgården’s Christmas market on the island Skeppsholmen takes place on the third weekend of Advent and has a maritime and craft theme. Here, blacksmiths, jewelry makers, and other skilled craftsmen gather to offer a wonderful December experience with the city’s beautiful water as a backdrop. The quayside is decorated with spruce twigs, fires are burning, and the Christmas spirit is guaranteed as you stroll around the exhibitors.

If you’re looking for smaller Christmas markets in Stockholm, Skeppsholmsgården’s event is perfect. The intimate format makes it extra cozy, and many visitors return here year after year. As well as soaking up the atmosphere and hunting for Christmas gifts among forged products, home knitting, and handmade jewelry, you can also enjoy coffee, mulled wine, and delicious waffles for sale both indoors and outdoors.

When: December 16–17

Skeppsholmsgården, Slupskjulsvägen 12, Skeppsholmen

Konstfacks julmarknad

Konstfack, Sweden’s largest art school, hosts a legendary Christmas market every year that draws hordes of visitors. The student union organizes the event, and the school’s students sell their own designs, art, and crafts. It’s the perfect opportunity to find unique and creative gifts – the diverse range of products includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry, textiles, clothing, glass, and interior design items.

If you want to take a break from Christmas shopping with something good to eat and drink, the café sells Lucia saffron buns, mulled wine, coffee, and more. Then it’s just to take another round among the exhibitors and the lovely assortment. In short, Konstfack’s Christmas market offers two days of well-designed coziness where tradition meets innovation at Telefonplan in Hägersten. Please note that it’s an entry of SEK 20.

When: December 2–3

LM Ericssons Väg 14, Telefonplan
Christmas candy
Fancy some sweet Christmas candy? – Photo: Unsplash

Jul i Stenladan

In Steninge slottsby, located about 45 kilometers from Stockholm, you’ll find another of the really classic Christmas markets in the Stockholm area. Every year at Christmas, they open the barn Stenladan and invite you to a wonderful indoor Christmas market with a sparkling atmosphere that begins with the trees that light up the way to the entrance.

Here, everything is conveniently gathered under one roof, and you can browse among Christmas gifts, decorations, flowers, wreaths, and “fika.” The Christmas market is open daily from mid-November until the day before Christmas Eve, and all of Stenladan’s shops are Christmas-decorated and full of nice gifts. For three weekends, the shops are also complemented by artisans who stand outside Stenladan selling crafts and delicacies.

If the weather is at its best (dare we hope for a white Christmas?), a walk in the beautiful surroundings is also recommended. And if you and your company want to take the opportunity to eat a delicious traditional Christmas buffet during your visit to Stenladan, Restaurant Steninge Bruk serves all the classic Christmas dishes in front of Sweden’s largest indoor grill.

When: November 11 – December 23

Steninge slottsväg 141, Steninge slottsby

Schysst jul

Schysst Jul is a Christmas market that wants to do extra good in the world. Because when you buy your Christmas presents here, you support organizations and companies that work with human rights and environmental issues. The products sold are fair trade and organic, and you’ll find everything from homemade clothes to tasty spices among the exhibitors.

Stockholm’s fairest Christmas market is organized in the middle of the city, in the ABF building on Sveavägen. So take the opportunity to not only find nice gifts that support fair trade but also support the important issues that the exhibitors are working on. You can also find out more about how you can get involved in these projects yourself.

When: December 2–3

Sveavägen 41, Norrmalm/City

Malmstens julmarknad

Carl Malmsten (1888-1972) is one of Sweden’s most famous furniture designers. Today, Lidingö is home to the design school Malmstens, which operates in his spirit with courses in furniture design, cabinet-making, and upholstery. And at the school’s pleasant Christmas market, you can buy high-quality design products, furniture, and crafts made by the students.

Take the chance to spend a Saturday in a creative and cozy place where you are guaranteed to find personalized Christmas gifts. If you want, you can also get a tour of the school, and there’s a café if you fancy a coffee and some pastries.

When: November 25

Larsbergsvägen 8, Lidingö
Stockholm's best Christmas markets
Bring your favorite person to a cozy Christmas market in Stockholm – Photo: Unsplash

Nördarnas julmarknad

Anyone who loves dragons, elves, board games, video games, fantasy, comics, cosplay, kawai, and everything else in that world will love Nördarnas julmarknad (The Nerd Christmas Market). It’s a more modern and unconventional kind of Christmas market – an event by nerds for nerds as they describe it themselves. For one weekend, Solnahallen is filled with enthusiastic exhibitors selling nerdy stuff, where you can find everything from nerd-themed Christmas cards to cosplay and LARP clothing.

Exhibitors at the Nördarnas julmarknad include nerdy shops, game designers, artists, writers, jewelry designers, and many other creators who have produced their own work. Also, individuals can sell second-hand items at the market.

When: December 2–3

Ankdammsgatan 46, Solna

Wasa julmarknad

Since 2012, Wasa Christmas Market has spread the Christmas spirit in Vasastan. The traditional market is held around the giant Christmas tree at Odenplan, and here you can browse about 35 tables offering traditional crafts, home-baked goods, Christmas gifts, and candles. Much of it is organic and locally produced, and Wasa Christmas Market also has two so-called environmental tables for used Christmas items.

If anyone in your group wants to deliver their wish list during the Wasa Christmas Market, you should look out for Santa Claus, who, at certain times, sits on the red throne to spread extra Christmas cheer to young and old alike.

When: November 25 + December 2

Odenplan, Vasastan

Get in the spirit at Stockholm’s Christmas markets

There you have our guide to the best Christmas markets in Stockholm 2023. We hope you find one (or why not several) that suits you, whether you want to browse crafts and delicacies at a traditional market in a cozy setting or prefer a more modern version.

Get in the mood, buy lovely gifts, and let the magic light up the winter darkness. We wish you a wonderful day – and a very merry Christmas.

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