Christmas at Liseberg Amusement Park

The best Christmas market in Sweden can be found at the largest amusement park in the Nordic region, Liseberg! Enjoy winter-open thrill rides, millions of Christmas lights and stalls selling everything from knitted socks to home made sweets. As if that wasn’t enough, you can experience Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol, on ice! Liseberg opens November 15. 

The Christmas tram brings joy

It really is one of the best traditions around Christmas time in Gothenburg. A vintage tram goes around Gothenburg and collects Christmas presents, operated by the Gothenburg City Mission. Look out for it on December 7, or head down to the square Drottningttorget that same day where a second tram will be located, ready to accept gifts. 

Light up the dark with Lucia 

When the winter is as dark as can be, in steps Lucia with lit candles and beautiful songs. It’s a Swedish tradition that really must be experienced, and you can experience it in Gothenburg from December 13–15 at various locations around town. Click here to find out more

Cosy Christmas market in Haga

The cobbled street Haga Nygata is a favourite all year round, and with its picturesque three storey wooden houses it’s not hard to see why. During December, the cosy Christmas market makes the area a must-visit, so grab a friend and head to Haga November 22 and every weekend up to December 21. Check out more Christmas markets in Gothenburg here.

Get creative this Christmas

West Sweden and Gothenburg is full of great designers, and you’ll get a chance to meet some of them during the popular design market à la London at Auktionsverket Kulturarena on November 22. At creative hub Röda Sten Art Centre, from November 29 to December 1, you’ll be able to find art and design from local designers. Check them out for what is sure to be unique Christmas presents!

A Christmas tree full of stars

We dare you to walk past the singing Christmas tree without breaking into a smile. It's nigh on impossible, and that is all thanks to some of the best choirs of Gothenburg, who will take turns performing at the square Kungsportsplatsen in a Christmas tree formation. You’ll find plenty of other Christmas concerts in Gothenburg here

French Christmas

Put on your best horizontally striped Christmas sweater and head to Boulebar Rosenlund for a spirited game of boule and a Christmas dinner inspired by French cuisine. Bon Noël!

Seafood cruise, yes please!

We love a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet, don’t get us wrong, but the alternative offered up by M/S Trubaduren sure sounds compelling. How about a cruise with a packed seafood buffet and an entertaining show? All aboard! If shows and dinner are your thing, but you'd rather stay on land, then make sure to check out Christmas By Wallmans. Find more Christmas buffets in Gothenburg here

Sustainable Christmas presents anf cosy Christmas shopping

Get an early start on this year’s Christmas shopping and get your gifts from one of the many great vintage or second-hand shops in Gothenburg. If that’s not your cup of tea, then this guide to five sustainable Christmas presents from Gothenburg might inspire you. 

For added Christmas cosiness during your shopping walk through Gothenburg, make sure you visist the square Magasinstorget, where every Wedenesday will offer mulled wine, Christmas choir music, and food trucks that stay open till 7 pm. Starts November 27.

Stop by fantastic arcade Victoriapassagen and the courtyard Victoriagården, just a stone's throw from Magasinsgatan. The popular shopping spots have been decked out to boost your Christmas spirit! Starts November 30. 

Christmas in the archipelago

You'll find a world of serene islands less than an hour from the Gothenburg city centre. This Christmas season, the island of Hönö welcomes you to enjoy music, family friendly fun and locally produced food and drink, every Saturday from November 30 to December 21. You can get a ferry to Hönö from Stenpiren Travel Centre.