Find out the best 5 ways to spend Christmas day in Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden is a magical place to be during the Christmas season.  Anyone who gets to spend Christmas in Stockholm should consider themselves very lucky.  And if you are one of those lucky individuals who will be spending Christmas in Stockholm, take advantage of this with one of these activities.  These Stockholm Christmas walking tours and cruises are the best ways to spend Christmas in Stockholm.

1. Magic Christmas Tour in Stockholm

The Magic Christmas Tour in Stockholm tour is a private, guided tour.  A professional local guide will take you to those most beautifully decorated places in Stockholm.  You’ll visit Christmas markets and find out what delicious treats you need to eat.  The guide will tell you about Stockholm Christmas legends.  It’s a great, intimate way to experience the Christmas season in Stockholm.

2. Christmas City Walk in the Stockholm Old Town

This is a great tour to take if you want not only see the decorations in Old Town but learn about Swedish Christmas traditions.  For example, do you know why families like to watch Donald Duck on Christmas Eve as part of their holiday tradition?  Learn that and more during this tour!

You’ll learn how the Royal Family here celebrates Christmas.  You’ll get to visit the popular Christmas market.  At the end of this tour, you can enjoy a mug of warm grape juice as well as typical Swedish Christmas cookies and snacks.

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3. The Christmas Market Tour in Stockholm

Interested in seeing the Christmas markets of Stockholm?  Then take this Christmas Market Tour!  This is a small group lead by a local season specialist.  The guide will teach you about the history of the Stockholm Christmas markets which date back to the Middle Ages.  You’ll get to experience Swedish Christmas traditions firsthand.  And you’ll get to taste a lot of Stockholm seasonal treats, like gingersnaps and saffron buns.

4. Christmas Cruise Dinner Buffet in the Stockholm Archipelago

Combine a delicious Christmas dinner with a wonderful sightseeing cruise.  Enjoy a Christmas cruise dinner buffet in the Stockholm Archipelago!  This cruise takes place in a renovated historic ship.  You’ll enjoy great views of the Stockholm archipelago and the snow-covered nearby islands.  The buffet dinner features traditional Swedish Christmas dishes.

5. Christmas Day Cruise in the Stockholm Archipelago with Buffet Lunch

Rather take that cruise during the daytime?  Then how about taking this Christmas Day Cruise with a buffet lunch?  This cruise takes place on MS ‘Enköping,’ which is the world’s oldest passenger ship still in service.  You’ll get to eat delicious Swedish Christmas dishes at the buffet, which include:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Meatballs
  • Pickled herring
  • Small fried sausages
  • Janssons frestelse
  • Wort bread
  • Christmas goodies

6. Stockholm’s Festive Sights and Christmas Lights Tour

Experience a Swedish Christmas & enjoy the holiday lights of Stockholm by taking this festive sights & Christmas lights tour.  It is a Christmas themed walking tour that can be tailored to your interests.  You could explore Stockholm’s Christmas markets, shopping districts and/or light displays.  You’ll stay warm as you drink hot chocolate or mulled wine during your tour.  It is a great personalized way to experience Stockholm at Christmas.

7. Stockholm’s Christmas Spirit Tour

The Stockholm’s Christmas Spirit Tour is a 1-hour walking tour.  Your guide will take down the cobbled streets of Old Town Stockholm.  You’ll get to see the twinkling Christmas lights and (most likely) beautiful snow.  You’ll visit three famous public squares: Stortorget, Järntorget and Brända Tomten.  Along the way, you will learn about Swedish Christmas traditions such as the Feast of Santa Lucia.  And at the end of the tour, you’ll warm up with a mug of glögg (which is hot spiced wine) & gingerbread cookies.