1. Traditional Christmas market 

Kronhuset, one of the oldest buildings in the city, is just a stone's throw away from the shopping centre Nordstan. The large brick building dates back to 1654 and is the annual host of a traditional market in the run-up to Christmas, featuring arts and crafts, handicraft, sweets, mulled wine and classic gifts.
Where and when: Postgatan 6-8, December 2 to December 17.

Don't miss...

…The grand Christmas Tree at nearby square Gustaf Adolfs Torg.

2. The neighbourhood Magasinskvarteret

Are you looking for trendy Christmas gifts? Then we recommend a visit to the stores around the street Magasinsgatan and the square Kungstorget. This neighbourhood is a fashion mecca, featuring stores with local Gothenburg brands such as Nudie JeansDr DenimVelour  and Emma & Malena. You will also find the popular stores ArtillerietNorrgavel and the Swedish fashion brand, Acne in the area.
Where: Södra Larmgatan, Vallgatan and Magasinsgatan.

Don't miss...

...To take a 'fika' break at DaMatteo, a tapas dinner at Basque or a glass of champagne at Forssén & Öberg.

3. Shopping street Fredsgatan

The shopping street, Fredsgatan, stretches from the shopping centre Nordstan to Kungsportsplatsen passed Arkaden and NK. The street has recently received a major make-over that includes a series of new stores like Super Dry, Best of Brands, Michael Kors and Zara Home.

Don't miss...

...To listen to the lovely sounds of the Singing Christmas Tree, placed just a short distance from Fredsgatan, at Kungsportsplatsen from December 1 to December 23.

4. Shopping in the main boulevard area

Make sure you don't forget to visit the shopping district around the main boulevard area Avenyn if you are looking for Christmas gifts. Gothenburg's very own boulevard is packed with not only Christmas spirit, but bars, restaurants and stores like Tommy Hilfiger and Hunkemöller.

Don't miss...

...To visit Juan Font wine barEnoteca Caffè Sassi and St. Agnes bread shop and cafe on the street Teatergatan.

5. Christmas gifts for foodies

Explore the market hall and get ready for the Christmas dinner or find perfect edible gifts like chocolate, spices or teas. Also a good place for budget-friendly lunch.
Where: Kungstorget.

Don't miss...

...To watch when Flickorna Kanold prepare their fabulous chocolate sweets in their shop in the Market Hall.

6. Christmas shopping and market in Haga

Haga is perfect for getting a marzipan pig at Bräutigams, kid-friendly gifts at Liten Karin or interior design gifts at Market 29, before you sit down to enjoy a giant cinnamon bun at Café Husaren. There is also a Christmas market lining the street during weekends.
Where and when: Haga Nygata, Christmas market every weekend November 25 to December 17.

Don't miss...

To visit the Christmas market that lines the street during weekends. Find more Christmas markets in Gothenburg here. 

Where and when:
 Haga Nygata, Christmas market every weekend November 25 to December 17.

7. Sustainable gift shopping

Set sail towards Linnéstaden to find eco or second-hand shopping at IM Fair TradeEco & Fair or the second-hand shops Emmaus Björkå and Myrorna.
Where: Linnégatan, Landsvägsgatan and Järntorgsgatan. 

Don't miss...

...To visit the beautiful Church Oscar Fredriks Kyrka on December 13. There you can see a concert which celebrates the Swedish tradition, Lucia. Here you can find other Christmas concerts.