The first Christmas market at Skansen was organized as early as 1903 and has since been an unbroken tradition. Even today, you can feel the atmosphere from the early years and for many, Skansen’s Christmas market is the official start of Christmas. Every year around 100.000 people visit Skansen for the Christmas shopping, the glögg, the saffron buns and the feeling of Christmas that is as abundant as the goods on display.
On the market there will be crowded with stalls selling 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!
In the Skansen museum shop by the main entrance and the shop at the central square, Bollnästorget, one can also find traditional Swedish handicraft and world class design for sale.
Besides shopping there is dancing, storytelling by the fire, beautifully set tables in the houses, Christmas trees, choirs, music in the Seglora church, folk musicians playing, workshops and craftsmen working in silver, the bakery selling buns and in the bakeshouse traditional flatbread is made and sold. Skansen is Christmas when visiting Stockholm in December.