Christmas Magic in West Sweden

Christmas Magic at Liseberg in Gothenburg. Photo: Göran Assner/

Christmas is the pinnacle of the Swedish year. In late December, walking the streets in the towns and villages of Sweden is like being transported to some old-world fairy tale. Every public surface is ablaze with lights, decorated with trees and wreaths to ward off the compact midwinter darkness. Continue reading…

Gothenburg Christmas City Twitter competition

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.

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