gamla stan julmarknad

Sampling the lingonberry jam.

gamla stan julmarknad

A mountain of sill – pickled herring.

gamla stan julmarknad

The market stalls.

It’s become an annual tradition for Robert and I to go to the julmarknad or Christmas market in Stockholm’s Gamla Stan or Old Town. To me, the market is a vision into what the market stalls of 100 years ago must have looked like: wood kiosks filled with foods and handicrafts, including smoked and pickled fish, knackebröd or hard bread, sheepskin slippers, warm glögg and pepparkakor or gingerbread, fruit jams, polkagris or candy canes and much more.

The market is small, with less than 20 stalls in total. And most booths are the same year after year. Since we got there just before closing, there were just a few people around. Snow was on the ground and more was lightly falling. It was all rather perfect.

gamla stan julmarknad

The sausage booth.

gamla stan julmarknad

The ornament booth.

gamla stan julmarknad

Spinning the wheel for chocolate.

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