Thanks to everyone that took part in our Gothenburg Christmas City Twitter competition.
Almost 300 people entered to win a weekend in the festive city by retweeting the one thing they would most like to see or do there: visit Liseberg Christmas Market, skate Liseberg’s ice rink, walk the 3km Lane of Light, eat a Jullbord Christmas buffet or see a majestic St Lucia concert.
So, what was the most popular answer? A huge majority of you really want to see Liseberg Christmas Market (118 retweets revealed this), which isn’t too surprising considering it is Scandinavia’s grandest! With five million twinkling lights, 700 Christmas trees and 80 rustic market stalls, it takes Christmas markets to a whole new level.
The second most favourite activity was to walk the 3km Lane of Light (61 retweets); with munching on a Jullbord Christmas buffet almost as popular (55 retweets). Still, a fair number of entrants would most like to witness a traditional St Lucia concert (37 retweets) or skate Liseberg ice rink (28 retweets).
Entrants had a second chance to win the competition by describing a typical Swedish Christmas in a tweet and we loved reading all of your responses. Here are a few fabulous examples (interestingly, the word ‘light’ was used most regularly which is certainly very reflective of Swedish festivities, with millions of fairy lights, scattered candles and snow illuminating the dark winters): click the image to read the tweets.
Don’t fear if you weren’t the winner this time – we have many more exciting Twitter and Facebook competitions planned for next year, so keep an eye out for these.