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Christmas Markets in Gothenburg and West Sweden

  • 30 Sep, 2017

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 Markets in Gothenburg 

Find the seasonal spirit at the traditional Christmas markets.

In Gothenburg you'll find Sweden’s largest Christmas market at Liseberg Amusement park. In addition, there are many cosy markets in and around Gothenburg well worth a visit. For example, stroll down to the old artillery Kronhuset, the streets in the atmospheric Haga district or find unique design items at the Röda Sten Art Centre. Most of the Christmas Markets are open throughout December.

Photographer: Göteborg & Co


Christmas Markets in West Sweden

Christmas Market at Falbygdens Ost

The 10/10 at 10.00, Falbygdens Ost, the cheese-makers, opens the doors to its annual Christmas Market. Falbygdens Ost is located in Falköping, about 2 hours from Gothenburg, and dates back to 1878, when the family's cheese-making tradition began. We offer tasty Christmas presents, Father Christmases, angels, Christmas trees and a large selection of Christmas decorations. Taste before you decide which cheese to buy for Christmas, or perhaps to give away – why not Father Christmas's delicious Santa Cheese? Welcome to browse among all our cheeses and Father Christmases and to enjoy an experience out of the ordinary. Open from 10 October until Christmas.

10 October - 23 December
Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 18.00 
Saturday: 10.00 - 16.00 
Sunday: 11.00 - 16.00


Christmas Fete at Hellekis Mansion

By Sweden's largest lake, Vänern, on the western slope of Kinnekulle, about 2 hours from Gothenburg, is Hellekis Mansion. The farm dates back to the 14th century and the annual Christmas Fete is held in the smithy, the grand stable, the carriage shed and the farm's greenhouse. More than 70 craftsmen display baskets, straw craft, ornaments, ironwork etc. Don't miss all the flavours of Christmas in the food store, the fashion show or the coffee shop.

27 - 29 October
Friday: 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday: 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00

Entrance fee: 70 SEK 
(Free admission for children under 12)

More information: +46 (0) 510 544 011, info@hellekis.com

Photographer: Mikael Almse

Christmas at Hunnebergs Bergagården

An atmospheric Christmas market with a genuine farm shop right in the middle of the forest at Hunnebergs Bergagården, not far from Vänersborg, about 1 hour north of Gothenburg. The market offers only the finest products, mainly from the local area, with an emphasis on natural produce – food and crafts of a high quality! Music, activities for the children, craftsmen at work, visits from Father Christmas etc.

10 - 12 November
Friday 10.00-17.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 12.00-19.00


Old-fashioned Christmas Fete at Bjertorp Castle

Welcome to Bjertorp Castle, approx 2 hours east of Gothenburg, in Kvänum, to experience an old-fashioned Christmas Market. The castle in all its Christmas finery provides a festive atmosphere to the fete, which centres round local craftsmen and food producers. Fill your Christmas basket with local delicacies, surrounded by the smells of gingerbread and glögg. A selection of what will be available at the fete: beestings pudding, cheeses, apple juice, chutneys, hazelnut pesto, biscotti, different types of sausages, marmalade, chocolates, beautiful paintings, fabrics, jewellery, ceramics, corn sheaves, needlework, wreaths and, naturally, Father Christmases...
18 - 19 November
Saturday: 11.00-16.00
Sunday: 11.00-16.00


Christmas Market at Gunnebo House and Gardens

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.

25 - 26 November and 2 - 3 December
Saturday: 11.00-16.00
Sunday: 11.00-16.00


Photographer: Hans Wretling

Torpa Stenhus

Torpa Stenhus is about 1 hour 20 minutes journey from Gothenburg. Here, you can experience a genuine old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere. We have carefully decorated the old barn, with straw, Christmas trees and lit candles. The odd Santa peaks out from the many nooks and crannies, and the craftsmen are lined up with their beautiful wares. A perfect opportunity to purchase all your Christmas gifts. We serve coffee with home-baked cakes, the traditional Swedish spiced wine, glögg, and delicious Christmas platters. The castle is open with guided tours, and we hold an Advent service with plenty of festive spirit.

2 - 3 December
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday   10.00-17.00


Christmas Market at Tofta Mansion

Tofta Farm 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.
2 - 3,  9 - 10 & 16-17 December
Saturday 11.00-17.00
Sunday   11.00-17.00


Photographer: Jonas Ingman

Christmas Market at Nordens Ark

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.

2 December
Saturday 10.00 - 15.00


Old-fashioned Christmas Market in Uddevalla

Imagine being back in the 1920s, at the market square in Uddevalla, a charming small town in the heart of Bohuslän. Just like in the olden days, the salesmen offer arts & crafts, Christmas sweets, home-made and locally produced products, including the traditional Swedish spiced wine, glögg, and jam. Local craftsmen sell handicraft and pieces of art. The Santa Ensemble with 30 singing Santas will perform Christmas carols on the Saturday, and on the Sunday you can enjoy a typical Swedish Lucia parade.

9 - 10 December
Saturday 10.00-15.00
Sunday 11.00-15.00

Uddevalla Tourist centre

Photographer: Roger Borgelid

Christmas at Baldersnäs Country House

The Christmas market at Baldersnäs Country House, about 1.5 hours north of Gothenburg, is held twice. Baldersnäs is on a green peninsula in the lake Laxsjön, which is part of Dalsland Canal. Its two-hundred-year history goes back to the ironworks in Dalsland. Visitors will find everything from silver items, straw and woodwork, textiles and wool products, to handmade candles, glassware, ceramics and dolls. In the large food store, you can enjoy the spicy aromas of Christmas. Skilled food producers offer game sausages, traditional curd-cake from the county of Småland, artfully shaped marzipan, and other lovingly prepared delicacies.
Experience an arts & crafts exhibition with Christmas spirit in every corner, both indoors and out. Around 30 local craftsmen sell everything you need for the festive season, and some lovely Christmas presents. Café Allé is open in the drying house, serving delicious cakes, ham sandwiches, and hot drinks. We sell everything you need for an amazing Christmas.

7 - 9 December
11.00 - 18.00

10 December
11.00 - 17.00