The magic of Stockholm is felt especially during winter time and specifically during Christmas. I made sure to reach the city when the Christmas market was opened.
Taking into consideration the COVID19 regulations I was curious to see how many people would participate and what are the general rules. To be honest, I did not feel like we were still in a pandemic as the entire atmosphere was very relaxed. I went straight to Gamla Stan and to Stortorget. This particular Christmas market originates since the medieval times and, since 1907, it has been running uninterrupted every year.
This year, there were 41 stalls with everything your heart might desire: from caramels, sausages, crafts, mulled wine, cotton candy, ceramics and much more. The one thing I actually remarked was its Christmas tree which is not decorated with plenty of lights but it’s very charming.
However, more than the Christmas Market, Stockholm offers to its public some incredible Christmas lights. #Stockholmsjul decorates more than 40 streets and squares in Stockholm with one million LED lights. Be sure to head towards their website https://stockholmsjul.se/english and download their map so you won’t miss anything.
I made sure not to miss the deer (in Brunkebergs Torg ), the moose (in Nybroplan) and the reindeer (in Kungsträdgården) while strolling along the magically illuminated streets.