Discover the magic of Christmas in Gothenburg

Discover the magic of Christmas in Gothenburg 

Christmas is just arriving in Gothenburg and you have plenty of magical plans and events to enjoy at…

Christmas is just arriving in Gothenburg and you have plenty of magical plans and events to enjoy at this beautiful time of the year. The city goes all out to create a magical and sparkling feeling for all: it gets filled with shining lights, Christmas markets, green fir trees and seasonal caroling. Christmas is a cozy time for visiting Gothenburg, here are the top spots and events for enjoying Christmas in Gothenburg and get you into the holiday spirit!

The Lane of Lights

Start off your quest for Christmas at the beautiful Lane of Lights. From 1st of December until 8th of January, the streets of Gothenburg will be shining with the installations of lights, that goes from The Göteborg Opera to Liseberg Amusement Park. Following the Lane by foot is a good way to discover the sparkling Gothenburg, passing through different local attractions such as The Lipstick, Kronhusbodarna area, the Market Hall, Stora Teatern or Vasaparken, arriving at the magnificent Liseberg Park, specially themed for Christmas.

Liseberg Amusement Park

Liseberg Amusement Park is one of the places not to miss around Christmas in Gothenburg. With nearly 5 000 000 Christmas lights, the park creates a cozy and magical atmosphere that will take you back to the wonders for the holiday you experienced as a child. Liseberg also host Sweden’s biggest Christmas market with more than 80 stalls offering Christmas-style decorations and yummy treats. You will also find winter attractions such as an ice skating rink and traditional seasonal food in the restaurants. Make sure to make some time for a ride or two on one of the many attractions that are open. Moreover, this year visitors can also enjoy a magical show of The Nutcracker at the ice skating rink.
Besides the traditional market, there is the Design market, a modern market that is held in the tower of Liseberg, where visitors can find unique objects and well-known brands.

Lights on Artscape

For the ones that don’t want to follow the typical Christmas city events, will be able to enjoy the Lights on Artscape, the street art pieces can be found on building and walls around the city. 11 works of the street art festival Artscape, which was held in Gothenburg this summer, will illuminate the streets with its bright colors and impressive sizes. So don’t forget to look up the walls and facades when you wander around the city, you may find an amazing piece of art on a wall where you least expect it!

Paddan Christmas Tour

Don’t be afraid by the cold and get into the Christmas spirit in Gothenburg by boat! Pick the Paddan boat for canal city sightseeing to Liseberg Park and enjoy the beautiful views of the sparkling lights reflected on the water. But don’t worry, the Paddan boat is equipped with candles and you will be served hot mulled wine and gingerbread cookies onboard to warm up.

Christmas markets

During Christmas, you can also go shopping in the many Christmas markets spread around the city, most of them are open throughout December. In the markets, you will find everything from handicrafts to fashion pieces and interior design from Gothenburg´s best upcoming designers. If you´re not in the mood for shopping, just strolling around the markets will bring a warm fuzzy, seasonal feeling and are definitely worth a visit!

Christmas concerts

Music has always been a key feature for getting into the Christmas vibe. The city offers many possibilities, from the more traditional concerts to big shows with some of Sweden´s leading artists. Some of them are not to miss, like the Singing Christmas Tree, where local choirs of the city brave the cold throughout December to perform by Kungstorget in a Christmas tree formation. It´s free to attend and the shows will start around 6 PM on weekdays and from 3 PM on weekends. Take a look at the agenda and enjoy the sounds of Christmas!

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