In November and December, there are plenty of atmospheric Christmas markets in Gothenburg and the surrounding areas. Among the vast selection, you’re guaranteed to find a market that suits you and your companions—whether you’re looking for traditional craftsmanship, unique design, or delicacies for the Christmas table.
Christmas markets in central Gothenburg
Christmas at Liseberg
The amusement park Liseberg is one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions, and the park’s Christmas market is one of the yearly highlights in Gothenburg. Stroll through the park, surrounded by millions of lights and browse through stalls selling everything from crafts to sweets. Christmas at Liseberg opens November 18 and is open until January 7, 2024.
Christmas in the amusement park
Christmas at Liseberg park – a magical tradition
Christmas in Haga
The Christmas market in the cosy neighbourhood Haga is a seasonal highlight. Market stalls line the cobbled street Haga Nygata, the shops are decked out with Christmas decorations, and the sounds and scents of Christmas are all around. Christmas in Haga is held every weekend in Advent, starting November 25.
Crafts and sustainable fashion at Kronhuset
From December 1–3, a sustainable Christmas festival moves into Kronhuset. The focus will be on crafts, artisanry, fashion, and sustainability. You can explore exhibitions, shop for gifts, learn how to patch and mend, and participate in workshops and lectures. There will also be a huge selection of second-hand clothes ands items.
Kronhusjul – Christmas at Kronhuset
Inget nytt under granen – A sustainable festival in the spirit of Christmas
à la London Christmas Design Market
This is not a traditional Christmas market with elves and roasted chestnuts. At à la London November 25-26, you will instead find stylish, smart, fun and unique Christmas gifts with a focus on design to put under the tree. Perfect for the modern Santa!
Christmas market in Nordstan
In the shopping centre Nordstan you will find more than 200 shops conveniently located underneath the same roof. December 1–23, the shops will be accompanied by a wide range of vendors for the annual Christmas markets. There will also be a Christmas stage with daily performances, and Santa himself will stop by.
Vegan Christmas Market at Ringön
On November 25, a new vegan Christmas market premieres at Ringön. Here, you’ll discover crafts and locally produced food from the entire region. Several food trucks will also be on-site, all featuring a vegan menu.
HDK-Valand’s Christmas Market
During the third weekend of Advent, December 15-17, you can buy unique Christmas gifts from the students at the HDK-Valand art and design school. At the Christmas market, you’ll find items such as ceramics, posters, jewelry, books, and interior details.
Christmas markets in Gothenburg’s archipelago
Hönö Klåva in Advent
On December 2-3, there’s a Christmas market at the island Hönö Klåva in the northern archipelago of Gothenburg. Wander among festively decorated shops, visit the craft exhibitors, enjoy some delicious food, and admire the Christmas lights in the harbour. If you’d like to travel there by boat, you can book a spot on the Kungsö from Stenpiren in central Gothenburg.
Knippla Christmas Market
On December 9, there’s a cosy Christmas market among the boathouses in Knippla harbour in the northern archipelago of Gothenburg. The market promises everything from homemade goods to crafts and Christmas wreaths. You can reach the island of Källö-Knippla by boat from Lilla Varholmen via Hönö.
Christmas Market on Styrsö
In the southern part of the archipelago, islanders on Styrsö organises a Christmas market on December 2. Experience a festive Christmas market inside and outside the kafé Öbergska , where you’ll find local crafts for sale, choir singing, a Christmas gift hunt, and a lottery. You can get here by boat from Saltholmen to Styrsö Bratten.
Brännö Christmas Walk
On December 10, Brännö invites you to a Christmas walk and market around the island. Stroll around Brännö and visit cottages, houses, farms, and barns to find Christmas gifts and everything related to the holiday – flowers, decorations, crafts, and edible treats. You can reach Brännö by ferry from Saltholmen to Brännö Rödsten or Brännö Husvik.
Christmas markets a short trip away
Just a short distance from Gothenburg, you’ll find numerous charming Christmas markets at castles, manors, and industrial heritage areas. All worth a visit during the holiday season!
Christmas market and Winter Lights at Gunnebo Castle
The castle Gunnebo House and Gardens is located in Mölndal just outside of Gothenburg. If you visit this beautiful 1700th century estate during november and december you can visit the traditional Christmas market with warming food and drinks, and activities for the whole family. Open November 18–19 and 25–26.
This year, you can also experience the event Winter Lights at Gunnebo, which runs from November 17 until January 7. The castle and surrounding gardens will be illuminated with colourful lights and sound installations. The 1.5 km long walk takes about 90 minutes, is suitable for the whole family and you can buy warm drinks and other treats along the way.
Christmas market at Tjolöholm Castle
Bring family and friends to the Christmas market at Tjolöholm Castle in Kungsbacka outside Gothenburg. In addition to discovering the Tudor-style castle, take part in a Christmas gift hunt, experience fire shows and taste Christmas-inspired food and drink. The Christmas market is open November 17–December 3.
Christmas market at Nääs Fabriker
Nääs Fabriker in Lerum outside of Gothenburg welcomes you to visit their beautiful mill town decorated for Christmas. The Christmas market offers food, crafts, delicacies, shopping and activities for the whole family.
Christmas in Jonsered
A bit outside of Gothenburg, in the historic factory area in Jonsered, there’s a Christmas market on the first Saturday in December. It’s a delightful blend of modern and traditional Christmas experiences, and a day filled with food, drinks, and crafts.
Christmas market at Bohus fortress
December 2–3 the impressive medival Bohus fortress in Kungälv will be filled with the scents, sounds and lights of Christmas.
Christmas in Kvarnbyn
In the old factory buildings of Kvarnbyn in Mölndal, you’ll find a mix of cultural associations, art studios, museums, artisans, and shops. During the first weekend of Advent, the area’s activities come together to host Christmas in Kvarnbyn, offering a program, experiences, and a Christmas market in the atmospheric cultural environment.
Christmas Market in Marstrand
From November 24 to 26, there’s a Christmas market at Strandverket in Marstrand, north of Gothenburg. Here, you can experience music and choir singing, children’s performances, handmade crafts, and local delicacies
Christmas Market at Tofta Manor
Close to Marstrand, Tofta Manor hosts a classic Christmas market in and around the estate during the Advent weekends on December 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17. About 40 exhibitors are present, selling high-quality crafts and treats for the Christmas table
You’ll find many more Christmas markets in our events calendar.