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Stockholm during Christmas Eve and Christmas

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Stockholm during Christmas Eve and Christmas

Hi, we have a party of eight of who will be in Stockholm from Dec 24-25 and were just wondering what things will be open/what can we do? Any suggestions? Thanks very much!

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1. Re: Stockholm during Christmas Eve and Christmas

Xmas eve is the Big one so there wont be much happening in the evening. Many places will be closed esp 25/12 but you will always find open bars and restaurants. Shops are open 24/12 until early afternoon.

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2. Re: Stockholm during Christmas Eve and Christmas

Really the only things that are open on Christmas Eve are hotel bars and resturaunts, 7-11 and a few immigrant places such as Chinese food. Most shops are closed, and even supermarkets will close by 16:00. Swedish Christmas is really celebrated Christmas eve, employeers have to pay 3-5 times the regular pay rate. ( Its good people get to spend time with families. I'm an ex-pat and think that praying at the alter of the Walmart god is not the way to make families stronger)

That said, if you are looking for a big night out, consider a cruise, there will be lots of people on the boats and everything will be open, Birka has 21 hour cruises, Viking and Tallink have from 16 hour to 40 hours cruises. Plus the booze is cheaper.

Most things are open Christmas day, many businesses take boxing day as well. Many of the small shops will be closed until the 27th.

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Edited: 28 May 2014, 12:33
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3. Re: Stockholm during Christmas Eve and Christmas

Sorry I didn't proof read well enough.

More things are open Christmas day.

Skansen is open open from 11:00 to 14:00 on both Christmas eve and Christmas eve, It is even free admission, and you can dance around the Xmas tree like a Swede.

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