Scandinavian Christmas Markets
This is the biggest Christmas market in Finland. Red wooden stalls selling crafts, baked goods and other Christmas specialities. On weekends, Santa Claus visits the market, which is open throughout December.
Senate Square: 7 Dec - 22 Dec
Over 160 vendors offering handicrafts and other unique products including candles, knitted goods, ceramics, cards, clothes.
Old Student House: 11 Dec - 22 Dec
A lovely Pre-Christmas event for families with children. It gives children and adults a possibility to have a look into the world of fairy tales and to learn old Finnish Christmas traditions. Plenty of activites will entertain you and your kids.
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum: Mid December (dates vary a little)
The traditional Christmas market contains about 50 stalls along the pathways of Tivoli selling gifts, decorations, hot drinks to keep you warm, sweets and food.
Tivoli Park: 15 Nov - 31 Dec
Along the water in Nyhavn, this market focuses more on jazz music, traditional Christmas brews and entertainment. Of course, there is plenty of lovely Danish designer crafts on sale.
Nyhavn Wharf: 15 Nov - 22 Dec
Right in the centre of Oslo you will find a cosy Christmas market for adults and children - with food and drinks, presents, Christmas delicacies, Christmas decorations and arts and crafts.
Spikersuppa: 20 Nov - 22 Dec (11am - 7pm), located between the Parliament and the National Theatre.
This market is incredibly beautiful, set among the traditional Folk houses at Oslo's Folk Museum. Local children dress up and dance & sing traditional songs.
Oslo Folk Museum (near the Viking Ship Museum): 6 Dec - 14 Dec
In the Old Town Christmas Market you will find Swedish Christmas sweets smoked sausages, reindeer, elkmeat and other delicacies. There is also Glögg (mulled wine), a range of Swedish handicrafts and decorative arts of high-quality workmanship.
Old Town: 22Nov - 23 Dec (11am - 6pm)
Historic and very traditional, see how a Christmas market looked in Sweden during the 1800's. Skansen is an outdoor cultural museum (as well as zoo) and has, in fact, had a Christmas market since 1903. Plenty of homemade mustards, jams, sausages, marzipan, breads and cakes as well as traditional handicrafts. Very family-friendly with song & dance and activities for children.
Island of Djurgården: Held on the 4 Weekends before Christmas
NOTE: As well as these traditional Christmas Markets, most Nordic Capitals have ice-skating rings in the centre of town to enjoy and in many city suburbs, people will hold their own markets or traditional events such as dancing around Christmas trees. Carol singing is also common to hear around town.