Lola A. Åkerström shares the festive spirit of Stockholm’s Christmas Markets in photos.
Trying to capture in words the seasonal Christmas spirit that flows through Stockholm’s veins during this time of year is challenging. The smell of mulled wine (glögg), gingerbread cookies (pepparkakor), saffron buns (lussekatter), candied almonds roasting in large street-side woks, and various sweet smelling wafts all urging us to start relaxing and taking inventory of the current year so we can start the new year afresh with new goals and new possibilities.
I love perusing seasonal markets such as Stortorgets Julmarknad (Christmas Market) in Gamla stan or the Julmarknad in Kungsträdgården, moving through wooden stalls of red timber filled with artisans and vendors selling decorations, Christmas gnomes, glass ornaments, handmade preservatives and jams, smoked meats, spices, cheeses, ginger cookies, and glögg, amongst other seasonal items. While the city has a handful of popular markets which I will link to after the photos, most of these markets all sell similar handmade crafts
For more on Stockholm’s Christmas Markets, check out these links:
- The Stockholm Tourist’s list of Christmas Markets in 2013
- Visit Stockholm’s Christmas in Stockholm
- Christmas Markets in Stockholm
- The Local Sweden’s A Guide to Christmas Markets