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Christmas in Gothenburg - what to do and see

Christmas Guide to Gothenburg: What to Do and See

When it comes to Christmas celebrations, Gothenburg may not necessarily be the first place that comes to mind. Sat on Sweden’s West Coats alongside a rocky, atmospheric archipelago stretching across 20 islands, the city has a calm softness to it that often gets overlooked. But don’t be fooled! As I’ve discovered during my recent trip with West Sweden Tourism Board, Gothenburg has a lot to offer – and happens to be the perfect place to indulge in julsmys, the Swedish art of Christmas coziness. Swedish winters are long and dark, but it’s precisely the darkness that makes Christmas celebrations special. As the festive decorations light up the streets and the advent stars begin shining bright in every window, the short, dark days become a perfect excuse to embrace the festivities. Gothenburg doesn’t do things by halves when it comes Christmas celebrations. From Liesberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park turned winter wonderland, to the Christmas markets taking over the streets of the Old Town, there’s plenty to do during the festive season. Scroll down for a Christmas …