Gothenburg Christmas Market (Christmas at Liseberg)

Gothenburg Christmas Market (Christmas at Liseberg)
The largest Christmas market in Sweden isn’t hosted by the capital city of Stockholm. It is held in Gothenburg, the country’s second-largest city. In fact, Gothenburg has several Christmas markets. But the main one takes place at the Liseberg amusement park located in the center of the city. In mid-November, the park gets dressed for Sweden’s biggest and most atmospheric Christmas market packed with everything that makes the holiday season so special.

During the market, one of Scandinavia’s best amusement parks transforms into a winter wonderland, attracting thousands of locals and tourists who are eager to enjoy a real Scandinavian Christmas. More than 700 beautifully bedecked Christmas trees and nearly 5 million Christmas lights create an unforgettable holiday atmosphere. During the holiday season, the park is divided into themed areas, each with a unique character. Visitors can meet Santa and his reindeer in snowy Lapland, visit a medieval camp, or experience an old-fashioned Christmas.

Christmas areas at the Liseberg amusement park include Santa’s house where kids can give their wish lists to Santa Clause and pet Santa’s reindeer; Christmas with the Rabbits, an area for kids featuring exciting rides and attractions, performances and delicious treats; the Sparkling Christmas area with an ice rink and spectacular ice shows; an authentic, old-fashioned Christmas market with stalls, live performances, traditional foods, carolers, and amusement rides; the Lapland area with Sami handicrafts, arts and delicacies; the Medieval Village with tournaments and authentic camps.

At the Gothenburg Christmas Market, you can find around 80 stalls, booths and shops that offer handicrafts, Christmas-themed souvenirs, foods and drinks. Don’t miss your chance to tick off some items from your Christmas shopping list and buy unique gifts for your family and friends. Local merchants sell beautiful Christmas decorations and wreaths, scented candles and handmade toys, jewelry and accessories. Here you will find plenty of unique gifts and souvenirs.

If you get hungry, check out food stalls. The Gothenburg Christmas market offers various holiday treats, including traditional Scandinavian dishes such as cinnamon rolls (kanelbullar), waffles served with jam and whipped cream, marzipan candy, spicy pickled herring, fried herring served with lingonberry sauce, traditional Swedish Christmas cookies (pepparkakor), Christmas ham, head cheese (sylta), Christmas toffee (knäck), and roasted almonds. There are also specialites such as döner kebab made from reindeer meat. Traditional Christmas beverages sold at the market include glögg (Swedish mulled wine) and mumma (a beer-based beverage).

The Christmas market at Liseberg is not the only Christmas market in Gothenburg. Markets are also held at Tjolöholm Castle, in Nordstan Shopping Center, at Gunnebo House and Gardens, and at Röda Sten Art Center.

Gothenburg Christmas Market




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