Five Christmas markets to visit

The Christmas season is finally upon us and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to visit a Christmas market? Taste Swedish seasonal delicacies, buy beautiful handicrafts and Christmas decorations and mingle with others. Here is a sample of markets to visit in our destination.

Julmarknad

1. A tradition for 30 years
For a genuine Umeå Christmas, the Christmas market at Västerbottens museum is a must. This is the most famous and traditional Christmas market in the destination.
Date: December 8-9. Information

2. Christmas market with a twist
Pilgatans julmarknad is somewhat unexpected - it is a combination of art, literature, design and possibilities to create and be creative through exhibitions and workshops. Date: December 15. Information

3. Popular market in historical setting
Olofsfors bruk is one of Sweden´s best-preserved ironworks. The Christmas market held here every year is popular among locals and exhibitors. Date: November 24-25. Information

4. Art Friday and Christmas market at Bildmuseet
Friday feeling with art, drinks and free entrance to the art museum. At the same time it is premiere for the Christmas market held inside the museum December 14-15. Date: December 14 Information

5. Among stables and greenhouses
Forslunda Christmas market is perfect for the whole family.  Meet the animals in the stables, go horseback riding and enjoy the Christmas market with handicrafts, seasonal delicacies, Christmas flowers and much more. Date: December 15 Information