The Christmas season is fast approaching and it's time to go all-in on the festive spirit. What could be better than eating Christmas treats and drinking spiced mulled wine at an atmospheric Christmas market? The number of Christmas markets in Gothenburg varies from year to year but we've gathered together some of the markets you can visit in the runup to Christmas this year.
The guide to Gothenburg's Christmas markets
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Christmas markets in Gothenburg
- Gunnebo – Festive spirit at the castle
- Haga Christmas market – Christmas, Haga style
- The archipelago in Advent – Advent traditions on Hönö island
- Liseberg – Market in wintry fun park
- Tjolöholms slott – Christmas at the castle
- Nordstan – Popular city centre tradition
- Antikhallarna – Magical Christmas shopping
- Papi's Pierogi – Vegan Christmas market
- Skeppet Gbg – Cultural Christmas
- Nääs Fabriker – Atmospheric Christmas paradise
Christmas markets in Gothenburg
Festive spirit at the castle
Gunnebo Slott's Christmas market will be full of exhibitors selling arts and crafts and tasty festive foods. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family inside the castle, including guided tours and Christmassy crafting. You can also enjoy warming food and drink in Gunnebo Kaffehus and Krog.
- When: 18-19 and 25-26 November 2023
Christmas, Haga style
Haga Nygata is one of Gothenburg's best preserved and most charming streets, not least when decorated for Christmas. There's a rich selection of tasty treats and all kinds of festive goodies. During the weekend Christmas markets there's also musical entertainment and activities.
- When: Every weekend until Christmas, from 25 Nov until 17 Dec 2023.
Advent traditions on Hönö island
The archipelago is a particularly special place to be during the festive season. For the 16th year in a row, Hönö Klåva fishing village is arranging advent celebrations. Buy Christmas presents in the many shops and stalls, there are plenty of activities and children can pay a visit to Santa Klaus. Gaze out over calm seas and granite rocks and breathe in the festive island atmosphere.
- When: 2-3 Dec 2023
Market in wintry fun park
Every Christmas, Liseberg transforms into a sparkling winter landscape. Their Christmas market is full of small stalls and feels like stepping into the past. The Liseberg stage turns into an ice rink where you can skate to music. Make sure you buy your ticket in advance.
- When: 18 November 2023 until 7 January 2024
Christmas at the castle
This large castle just south of the city transforms into an old-fashioned Christmas dream around Christmas. Their classic, atmospheric market includes small-scale producers and food exhibitors from all over the country. The castle is decorated with Christmas trees, atmospheric decor and lighting that create a festive Christmas atmosphere, and delicacies such as ham sandwiches, mulled wine and other Christmas-inspired dishes are served around the estate.
- When: 17 November until 3 December 2023
Popular city centre tradition
The Christmas market in Nordstan has been a popular annual tradition for over 50 years. You'll find masses of different exhibitors and events, as well as atmospheric concerts performed on the Christmas stage. Christmas in Nordstan kicks off with a bang on 1st December. There'll be handcrafts, festive delicacies, Santa, mulled wine and full-on Christmas spirit.
- When: 1 - 23 Dec 2023
Magical Christmas shopping
This year, Scandinavia's largest antiques and collectors' market invites you to an atmospheric Christmas market where you can buy Christmas gifts (including for yourself, of course!) such as handmade jewellery, Christmas flowers, unique interior items, British goodies and much more. You can also take a pause with a warming coffee at Latteria. A very special bearded guest in a red outfit will also be paying a visit…
- When: 26 Nov 2023
Vegan Christmas market
Vegan-friendly Papi's is organizing an entirely plant-based Christmas market on Ringön this year. Local producers and businesses can showcase both crafts and food products and, as well as shopping they also serve vegan food from several different food trucks.
- When: 25 Nov 2023
Kulturella Skeppet GBG debuts this year with a Christmas market where the Salon is filled with art, crafts, design, accessories and vinyls - all with views of the waters of the Göta River. They go all-in on the super-cosy Christmas vibes, with a DJ setting the mood with suitable music.
- When: 9 Dec 2023
Atmospheric Christmas paradise
The Christmas market at Nääs Fabriker is a perfect outing if you want to get into the Christmas spirit. The historic factory area is transformed into a winter wonderland with candlelight, trees, braziers and Christmas decorations. The market includes a wide range of handcrafts, gastronomic experiences and activities for children. And naturally, Father Christmas will be paying a special visit too.
- When: 2-3 and 9-10 December 2023