- Your guide to the city's coziest Christmas markets
Stockholm's best Christmas markets in 2023
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Bondens egen marknad
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)
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
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
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
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
Jul i Stenladan
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
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
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
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
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
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.