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Christmas Holiday in Göteborg, Sweden

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Göteborg, Sweden is a lovely city to make your way to for the holidays.

Quaint and rustic, this seaport town will mesmerize you from the moment that you arrive. The nearest airport is Göteborg Torslanda Airport making it easily accessible by way of this international airport.

No winter holiday in Göteborg is complete without taking in the Gothenburg’s Liseberg theme park. Here you will be treated to the largest Christmas market in Scandinavia. More than 80 rustic market stalls and shops will entice you with arts, crafts and festive foods. Remember to bring you purse for those last minute gifts as you are bound to find that certain something for that certain someone here. Five million twinkling lights and 700 Christmas trees will bedazzle you. The illumination of the lanes extends from the Liseberg amusement park, past Götaplatsen, along and beyond the main boulevard Avenyn.

For those who have brought their skates enjoy the ice rink and an ice bar to further experience the winter holiday atmosphere. The winter festivities official commence at the end of November so by December they are most certainly in full swing. While the festivities do conclude by the end of December the city’s illumination of lanes and parks remains a vision of gloriousness well into the New Year holiday season for your continued pleasure.

It is clear to see why this special Christmas atmosphere in Göteborg has made Göteborg a famous winter holiday stop for good food, music and a festive Christmas atmosphere. This city has itself own holiday tradition which is brought to life annually at this time of the year for additional Christmas enchantment. This tradition is known as include Christmas at Liseberg, the crowning of Lucia. This entertaining Christmas light show is held outside the Museum of Art and the Christmas lights in the city centre. The show is held as many as three times a day and commences between 5 to 23 December. Christmas in this Nordic region will be like none other.

Photo of Christmas decorations in Goteborg, Sweden, originally posted by Mikael Miettinen

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