Christmas Walk in Stockholm Old Town

Experience the Christmas atmosphere in the Old Town. A city walk in the light of the lanterns on streets and alleys. Look for tiled stoves, beamed ceilings and Christmas decorations! Christmas is the feast of stories, hear about traditions and their origins.

Christmas Walk in Stockholm Old Town

Experience the Christmas atmosphere in the Old Town. A city walk in the light of the lanterns on streets and alleys. Look for tiled stoves, beamed ceilings and Christmas decorations! Christmas is the feast of stories, hear about traditions and their origins.

A city walk during the darkest time of the year, but with lights from street lamps and homes, we get to experience a Christmas atmosphere. Gamla Stan is perhaps Stockholm's most beautiful district. Under the light of the street lamp, you listen to stories from the past, while you see some of the neighborhood's most cozy alleys.

Our countdown to Christmas runs practically all of December. Sometimes you can hear the expression "the day before the dip", and it is with reference to the fact that you used to dip in the pot on Christmas Eve. During the 20th century, the mill was spread in Sweden to hang a sock with a small Christmas present in the morning, mainly for the children. This completely reflects an Anglo-Saxon gift tradition. For many families of TV age, Christmas lunch is eaten before "Kalle Anka's Christmas". Then Santa comes with the Christmas presents. In the farming community, Christmas Eve was for most people the most solemn moment of the year. After many days of hard work, the farm people had now done the last chores before the weekend celebration. The Christmas wood was cut and brought in and out in the courtyard the birds' Christmas sheaf was in place. The tools were taken in and inside the cattle house it was neat and tidy. The Christmas table was set and extra fine straw was laid on the floor, in some places called the joy of Christmas.

Today, the Christmas market is held on Stortorget, but this has not always been the case. During Gustav III's time we partyed in front of the Castle. How does the royal family celebrate Christmas? How long have we had the Christmas tree and where does that tradition come from? Why was Santa gray in the past and red today? And where does the tradition with the Christmas goat come from? How to celebrate Christmas in the wide world?

The mulled wine walk ends, of course, with a mug of hot non-alcoholic mulled wine and some Christmas treats.
Tip: Dress warmly! It's easy to get cold and raw when standing still (and the guide is talking).
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