It´s time for the traditional Chirstmas market at Skansen in Stockholm. The stalls are filled with goods and the tables are set for dinner. With luck we may be also be able to enjoy Skansen at its winter peak under a covering of pristine snow. The mood of cheerful expectation in these unique surroundings makes for an unforgettable experience!
The market will be held on four weekends starting on the 27 of November - 27 - 28 of November, 4 - 5, 11 - 12 and 18 - 19 of December. As usual there will be stalls selling Christmas items. There will be craft demonstrations and live music in some of the buildings, table settings for Christmas dinner, dancing games around the Christmas tree and the chance to make your own Christmas decorations. You will be able to buy traditional sausages, cheeses, handicrafts, spices and essences, Christmas decorations, embroidery, leather goods, Skansen's own handmade mustard, glass, bread and cakes, hand-knitted mittens, sugared almonds, tallows, honey, marzipan, crisp bread, smoked turkey, jams and marmalades, candy, children's books and masses of other irresistible items!
For the children, too, there are all sorts of things to do. Look in at the Christmas workshop in the Forestry Centre. Join the ring-dance round the Christmas tree. Listen to a storyteller at the Mora Farmstead. There will be children's concerts on Saturdays with well-known performers.
There will be an indoor mini-market in the barn at Bollnäs Place with a wide assortment of Christmas items – edibles, decorations, presents. Open everyday until New Year. You can also take home a free seedling fir tree from the square outside the Ironware store for Christmas trees in years to come.
In Delsbo, Oktorp and Ekshärad farmhouses the tables are set for the Christmas dinners. The Christmas tree is decorated in the Postoffice and at the Väla school.
Last, but not the least, Skansen has decided to keep open on the 24 of December with free entrance. Those who wants to take a stroll will be able to buy some last-minute presents and eat lunch at the Gubbhyllan restaurant as well as say hello both to the wild animals in the park and the exotic animals in the Aquarium.
Full details of our Christmas programme are available on www.skansen.se/en