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  • Photographer: Åsa Dahlgren

Christmas Markets in West Sweden

Get a flavour of Christmas in the countryside by visiting one of the traditional markets held in quaint towns across the region. Potter around rustic market stalls selling arts and crafts and indulge in scrumptious festive food.

Christmas market at Liseberg

Gothenburg

With half a million yearly visits, Liseberg Amusement Park is Sweden’s most popular Christmas market. No wonder. It is a truly magical place for all ages, especially during the coldest months when the entire park is transformed in to a beautiful winter wonderland. Here, you can dine at the high quality restaurants, meet with Santa and go on the winter-open carousels.

Christmas market at Liseberg

  • 19 November - 30 December
  • for the complete opening hours and tickets go to Liseberg 

 

Christmas Market at Gunnebo House and Gardens

Mölndal

Traditional Christmas market with Swedish crafts and foods at Gunnebo House. Gunnebo House and Gardens is one of Sweden's finest 18th century estates, beautifully located between the lakes Stensjön and Rådasjön in the town of Mölndal, about 10 minutes south of Gothenburg. The exhibitors can be found in the main building and its two wings. The coffee shop and restaurant are open all day, and hot drinks and snacks are also served outside.

Christmas Market at Gunnebo House and Gardens

  • 19-20, 26-27 November

  • Saturday: 11.00-16.00
  • Sunday: 11.00-16.00

 

Nääs Fabriker

Tollered

Come and get a foretaste of Christmas during the first weekend of advent, with experiences, delicious treats, shopping and activities. The whole area around Nääs Fabriker is characterized by attention to detail, and a respectful conservation of the original charm of this former cotton mill. It is a lively destination that has a lot to offer in the form of trendy boutiques, a hotel, restaurant, café and deli.

Christmas Market at Nääs Fabriker

  • 26-27 November, 3-4 December

  • 11.00 -16.00

 

Christmas Market at Tofta Mansion

Kungälv

Tofta Manor is situated about 30 minutes north of Gothenburg, just outside Kungälv. Here you can get into the Christmas spirit in the old grain store. Craftsmen and food producers display and sell their products. On offer are for example ceramics, woodwork, wrought-iron goods, silver jewellery and various textile products. If you're interested in food, you can buy mustard, marzipan, different jams and marmalades, game, home-baked bread and much more. In Tofta Distillery you'll find a Christmas Café with delicious home-baked cakes, sandwiches, light meals, and a genuine Christmas spirit. Pony rides are available for children.

Christmas Market at Tofta Mansion

  • 26 - 27 November
  • 3 - 4 December
  • 10 - 11 December 

  • 11.00-16.00

 

Christmas Market at Nordens Ark

Hunnebostrand

Old-fashioned Christmas celebrations, and Christmas market, including Christmas carols and dancing around the Christmas tree, a visit from Father Christmas and Christmas trees, crafts etc. to buy. Tombolas and much more. In the café you can enjoy a Christmas meal and the traditional Swedish Christmas drink, glögg, among other things. Nordens Ark, which is about 1.5 hours north of Gothenburg, is a nature park of generous proportions, with a diverse flora, where you can see threatened animal species from all over the world. Everything from old Scandinavian breeds to wild animals and exotic species from places with a climate similar to that in Scandinavia.

Christmas Market at Nordens Ark

  • 3 December

  • Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
 
 

Christmas Market at the Manor Baldersnäs

 Dals Långed

Baldersnäs Manor is in a beautiful setting by Lake Laxsjö, near the Dalsland Canal in the heart of Dalsland, around 2 hours by car from Gothenburg. Over the weekend of 2-4 December you’ll be able to visit their classic manor house Christmas market, with everything from silverwork, straw crafts, woodwork, textiles and wool products to hand dipped candles, glass art, ceramics and dolls. In the large food hall you can revel in the delicious smells of Christmas, where skilful artisan food producers will tempt you with game sausages, cheesecakes, marzipan decorations and other delicacies, all made with love.

Christmas market at Baldersnäs

  • 2-4 December

 

The archipelago during advent

Hönö Klåva

A Christmas market will be taking place in Klåva on the island of Hönö, in Gothenburg’s archipelago, during the first weekend of advent. Mooch around the shops decorated for Christmas, visit the craft stalls and admire the Christmas lights strung around the pretty harbour. You can get to Hönö Klåva easily on public transport from the centre of Gothenburg.

Christmas market in Klåva

  • 26-27 November

  • 10.00-16.00

 

Food and decorations at Falbygdens Osteria

Falköping

People come to Falbygdens Osteria from near and far to experience the lovely atmosphere and buy cheese, deli products and Christmas decorations. Most visitors also call in to the restaurant to try the popular cheese buffet or have a cup of coffee with something freshly baked.

You can taste the cheeses before you buy here, so that you’ll be sure you’re satisfied with this year’s Christmas cheese.

Christmas Market at Falbygdens Osteria

  • 10 October - 23 December

  • Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

 

Genuine Christmas Market at Karlsborg Fortress

Karlsborg

Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at Karlsborg Fortress. The rooms will be filled with genuine craftwork and food, and in the church you can listen to beautiful music.

The museum will be open all day and in the Fortress courtyard you can have something tasty to eat in the old Soldiers’ Quarters.

Christmas market at Karlsborgs Fortress

  • 3 December

  • 09.00 - 16.00

 

Charming Christmas Market in Hjo

Hjo

Hjo is a beautiful wooden town by Lake Vättern, with a heart as its symbol. Visit Hjo’s Christmas Market – a lovely little market in a charming wooden town setting – in the first weekend of advent.

The day offers plenty of Christmas atmosphere and a traditional market, with crafts stalls, horse and cart trips, Christmas music, Christmas dips in Lake Vättern, Christmas food, Christmas cheer and a lot more.

Christmas Market in Hjo

  • 26 November

  • 11.00 - 17.00