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Christmas fairs in Stockholm

This weekend is the start date for many of Stockholm's Christmas markets, and I will be going to at least two of them. Here are some of the ones I think will to be worth a visit:

Konstfacks Julmarknad, 900 students of art, craft and design are selling their products here, this one can't be missed! December 1-2, 11-5 at Telefonplan.

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Street Market, 100-200 exhibitors selling their own jewellery, clothing, books and food. Open 11 am to 5 pm all Saturdays and Sundays through December.

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Beckmans, December 15-16, the students from one of Stockholm's greatest design schools are arranging a market where they sell their own designs, exclusively made for this event. If you fancy a chance to pick up a product by a future Swedish design star, don't miss this one.

Överjärva gård
, December 8-9, open from 11 to 4. This is a lovely farm just outside of town, where ceramist Karin Eriksson has her studio, so you will of course be able to buy her beatiful products and also have a look in her new studio. Other than that, there are usually very nice wool products from the farms sheep, miscellanious other crafts, a cute luciatåg and a café with delicious ecological cookies and cakes.

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Skansen, traditional Swedish christmas food and crafts in a lovely environment that takes you back in time. This market started in 1903 and has been held every year since then. Open on the first three weekends of December from 11 to 5.
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Stortorgets Julmarknad in Gamla Stan has been around since the Middle Ages, and looks about the same since the beginning of the last century. A lot of traditional crafts and Christmas foods, and remember to buy a cup of glögg to sip when you browse the stalls! Open every day until Christmas between 11 and 6.

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Schysst Jul, a Fair Trade market with lots of great Christmas presents to be found, ranging from food and spices to childrens clothes and decorating details. If you like shopping with a clear conscience, this one is for you. December 8-9, between 10 and 5.


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