Traveling around the Holiday time is always fun. Not only you get to experience a whole new culture in general, but you also get to see how the city prepares for the biggest–at least to me– holiday of the year!
I know they’ll be coming soon, but my Stockholm syndrome is in the room… One Direction? Anyone? No? …Okay, moving on…
Christmas time in Stockholm is just pure magic! The streets are all lit up, bells are ringing and I’m pretty sure Santa might live around.
If you’re looking to visit a new place, Stockholm is definitely in the cards. Stay in the Old Town Gamla Stan, enjoy Julmarknad (try to pronounce that!) also known as the Christmas market by the square, sip on some Glogg, and get your winter boots on to do some major walking on their beautiful cobblestone streets.
Varm Chocklad, anyone?
The architecture is priceless with colorful buildings and has a medieval feel making this trip very authentic and pure.
There are tons of little shops, cafes –make sure to go during Fika time (around 4pm for pastries and lattes), and tons of restaurants offering the best of Scandinavian food. What’s not to love?
Other than eating, which is what I do best, there are must see places to check out:
Vasa Museum, Boat sightseeing, Sky View The Globe, Ostermalm (it’s like the Madison Ave., of places), Royal Palace, Djurgården –and much more.
Be mindful, this time of year the days are extremely short–sundown at 2:30pm-3pm.
It was real, Sweden. Real cold, but real-ly beautiful.