Christmas Town Gothenburg 2023

Christmas coziness in December in Gothenburg

Here you will find Christmas activities in Gothenburg!

Gothenburg is a cozy Christmas city where there is a lot to experience. Since 2004, Julstaden Göteborg opens its doors in November. We can only hope that this year we get some nice sparkling white snow. The inauguration of the Gothenburg Christmas City will start on November 18, 2023.

We give you tips about what is going on in Gothenburg before Christmas. The cozy lighting that is all around the city are switched on in mid-November and shines a bit into the new year. There will also be Christmas markets, Christmas music, Christmas buffets, Christmas shows, Christmas tours with boat, Santas and much more.

Below you will find a selection of Christmas events in Gothenburg. All dates for 2023 are updated gradually.

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Justaden Göteborg 2021

The Inauguration of Gothenburg Christmas City

Julstaden Göteborg, Friday November 18, 2023

This year, Goteborg Christmas City starts on Friday, November 18, 2023 when Gothenburg is lit up in beautiful lights. The beautiful red Christmas heart shines again this year at the Lion Bridge. Both old and new events await you who intend to stroll around a sparkling Gothenburg.

Don´t miss to take a ride with Amphibious Bus in Gothenburg during December or book a Advent brunch with Strömma in Gothenburg archepilago.

Julgranen på Gustav Adolfs Torg

Gothenburg's Christmas Tree on Gustav Adolfs Torg

Nov 25 2022 - Jan 13, 2023

Gustav Adolfs Torg | Is lit on Nov 25, 2022, at 3PM
The traditional Christmas tree on Gustaf Adolfs Torg is put up as usual on Gustav Adolfs Torg. This year, the tree was cut from a private garden in Harryda and is a 40-year-old tree. The tree is put in place on the night of November 20 to November 21 and the lights are turned on, on Friday November 25, at 3PM. In Gothenburg, the Christmas tree in a central location is a tradition since over 100 years. The lighting times of the tree is 19 hours per day, and turned off during the middle of the day between 9AM and 2PM. The tree is lit until January 13, 2023.

Göteoborgs Lucia


Lucia concerts in Gothenburg

Goteborg | Lucia sings at different places
In 1940, Gothenburg got its first Lucia, 17-year-old Mette Sörvik from Utbynäs. In 2015, the tradition stopped choosing Lucia, but from 2017, the music program at Hvitfeldtska Gymnasium has taken over the tradition with Lucia. They usually spread light and heat and song during December with Lucia concerts in different places in Gothenburg. This year, Lucia's crown will be bright and programs for 2022 can be read on their website.

A few Lucia concerts can be found here:

Nordstan: 13 december 2022. Kl. 15.30
Gothenburg's official Lucia troupe with students from Hvitfeldtska music program grade 3 visit Nordstans Shoppingcenter with Lucia song.
Hotell Eggers balcony: 13 december 2022. Kl. 7-7.10 and kl. 8.30-8.40
It has become a tradition to celebrate Lucia with singing from Hotel Egger's balcony that faces Drottningtorget.
Härlanda Church: 11 december 2022. Kl.16 and kl.18
Lucia Concert with Härlanda Voces, String Quartet from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, David Molin (conductor). Tickets

More about Gothenburgs Lucia

Jul på Liseberg

Christmas at Liseberg

Christmas coziness and Christmas market

Liseberg | Premiere Nov 18 - Dec 30, 2023
This year we are looking forward to Christmas fun at Liseberg. Don't miss their Christmas market with various artisans, good Christmas food and a visit with Santa. Don´t miss out the new Tomtebyn that opened last year. It is lovely cozy winter world for children...and adults. There is an advent calendar, a shop with Christmas decorations, nice Christmas fika, and a path that leads you to the Santa House with Santa himself.

More about Christmas at Liseberg.

Book a tour with Amphibious Bus in Gothenburg

Amphibious Bus Gothenburg

Try a ride with the amphibious bus in Gothenburg. How about a trip with the bus that turns into a boat a little later in the trip. The bus takes you past several famous sights on land and then the bus goes down into the water. The first amphibious bus took a trip in Stockholm in 2014 and in 2019 it was time in Gothenburg.

You pass several famous attractions in Gothenburg. Guided tour included.

Season: spring - end of Dec 2023
Time: 60 min - 75 min

Tomten i Nordstan

Christmas in Haga

Christmas Market and nice Christmas lights

Haga | Christmas Market Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2023.
Every year, the Christmas lights are lit up in the area Haga and the Christmas feeling begins to appear. Shop in the cozy shops along Haga Nygata and slip into a café and drink some hot chocolate along with something good. On the Advent weekends, there is a Christmas market on the streets, where you will find everything from crafts to good Christmas food. Ongoing every Saturday and Sunday for four Advent weekends.

More about Christmas in Haga

Julklappsvagnen vid Drottningtorget

The Christmas Carriage

Donate presents!

Drottningtorget | Dec 2 2023
Donate Christmas presents to those in need in Gothenburg. Donate to children and the elderly who are having a hard time. The City Mission takes care of the packages and distributes them further. The carriage takes a turn in the center of Gothenburg. Start and stop are at Drottningtorget. The carriage also stops at the following places, Majorna, Valand, Härlanda, Sankt Sigfrids plan, Drottningtorget and Wieselgrensplatsen. A collaboration between the city mission and Spårvägssällskapet Ringlinien.

Tomten i NK

NKs Christmas Windows

What will be the christmas theme in NK's shop windows this year?

NK | Sunday 20 Nov, 2022. The store front windows are unveiled at 10.50 AM
What will be the theme this year? Always just as exciting to see what is hidden in the large shop windows outside NK. If you want to see the shop windows unveiled, come before 10.50 because then the curtain falls. What has been said this year is that Christmas is extra magical at NK. Santa arrives at NK by horse and carriage followed by a musical parade shortly before 11am.

Santa is on site in the department store to receive Christmas wishes. Place: Floor 2. Time: At 11-16.
There will also be Christmas music at the entrance to Östra Hamngatan. At 11-16.

Address: Östra Hamngatan

Christmas at Kronhuset Goteborg


Christmas at Kronhuset

Kronhuset | 26 nov - 23 dec, 2022
Christmas at Kronhuset (Kronhusjul) is back again and lights up the winter darkness! Here in Gothenburg's historic heart, you can buy Christmas presents of the highest quality from the craftsmen in Kronhusbodarna as well as various exhibitors in Kronhuset and at Kronhusgården. Christmas market is held all 4 Advent weekends in the Kronhuset Rikssal. Outside on the Kronhusgården there are Christmas stalls with various sales and collection for Ukraine. Lions are on site selling sausages and mustard, with gainings going to charity

Kronhusbodarna's stores are open every day until 23 December: Mon-Fri kl 11-18. Sat-Sun kl 11-16. Extra open Thur 15 dec, kl. 11-20.

Kronhuset Christmas Market

26-27 nov | Stadsmissionen
Shop Second Hand, do crafts, have a coffee with salvaged ingredients in the café. There will also be jazz music with Storbandbolaget on Saturday at 14.45-17.
Sat 11-17. Sun 11-16

1-4 dec | Sustainable fashion and art
A mix of exhibition, sale, fashion, second hand, patch and cooking, workshops and lectures.
Thur 11-18. Fri 11-18. Sat 11-17. Sun 11-16.

8-11 dec | Lucia at Kronhuset (No Christmas Market)
The Kronhuset's own Lucia with child artists from the Swedish Ballet School. Beautiful Lucia songs and Christmas hits are mixed with dance, ballet and wonderful Christmas antics. Note! Entrance fee. (No Christmas market these days)

16-18 dec | HDK x Valand Christmas Market
On the fourth Advent weekend, you can buy unique Christmas gifts from the students at HDK and Valand. At the Christmas market you will find, among other things, ceramics, posters, jewellery, books and interior details.
Fri 12-18. Sat 11-17. Sun 11-16.

More about Kronhuset

Go Gothenburg Pass


Go City Gothenburg experience card filled with free admission!

10% ONLINE DISCOUNT + 5% DISCOUNT until 2023-09-30 with discount code ILOVESWEDEN

With a Go City Gothenburg Pass you can discover Gothenburg at a discounted price. This Gothenburg card is filled with entrances to sights, museums and sightseeing. You pay a fixed price for the card that is valid for different numbers of days: 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Visit as many attractions as you can of all that is included.

More info about Go City Gothenburg Pass

Free admission and sightseeing:

Paddan tour


Goteborg City Museum

Bohus Fortress



Gunnebo House

Boat- and Bus tours

Buy ticket to Christmas Cruise in Gothenburg Archepilago

Classic Christmas Dinner Cruise with M/S S:t Erik in Gothenburg

Chritmas Dining in Gothenburg Archipelago

Lilla Bommen | Nov 10 - Dec 21, 2023
Book a Christmas table on board M/S S:t Erik, wonderful Christmas food is served in a turn-of-the-century environment. Enjoy good Christmas food during your trip in the Gothenburg Archipelago. A a troubadour will also be on board.

Classic Christmas Cruise in Gothenburg 2023

Christmas Lunch with M/S Göteborg in the Archipelago

Christmas Lunch

Lilla Bommen | Nov 18 - Dec 17, 2023
Join us on a wonderful winter cruise with M / S Gothenburg. For 3 hours you can enjoy a buffet with all the classic Christmas favorites.

Nordstan Tomten jul

Nordstan Santa

Come and meet Santa

Nordstans Shoppingcenter | Christmas Market 2 - 23 dec, 2022
Inside the Nordstan shopping center there will be a traditional Christmas market in December. Even Santa comes here from the North Pole. You can meet him for a few days and leave your Christmas gift wishes. Santa is on site in Nordstan on the following days:

10-11 december: Kl. 12-16
17-18 december: Kl. 12-16

Book Christmas Cruise in Gothenburg 2023

Christmas lunch with M/S S:t Erik in Archipelago

Christmas lunch in the archipelago

Lilla Bommen | Nov 22 - Dec 21, 2023
Join us for a Christmas lunch with M / S St Erik in the Gothenburg archipelago. How about several kinds of herring, salmon and much more that you recognize on the Christmas table. Then there will be the dessert table that you can´t resist.

Book Christmas Dinner in Gothenburg

Christmas Dinner Cruise with M/S Carl Michael Bellman

Dinner with Christmas Food

Lilla Bommen | Nov 10 - Dec 21, 2023
You are welcomed with a mulled wine when you board. Then enjoy a wonderful brunch with a Christmas table at M / S Gothenburg. The Christmas table offers well-known classics together with unique news and exciting variants of our Swedish Christmas table favorites. Suitable for those of you who like to eat Christmas dinner during lunch.

See more boat tours during Christmas in Gothenburg »

Christmas markets in Gothenburg

Christmas is the time of the Christmas markets and in Gothenburg you will find a lot of Christmas markets around the city.

Christmas market in Gothenburg:

Kronhuset: Sat - Sun, 26 nov - 18 dec, 2022
Gothenburg's oldest house can be found in Kronhusbodarna just behind Gustaf Adolfs Torg. Here you are greeted with a nice Christmas feeling. There will be Christmas market sales inside the crown house and out in the courtyard during Advent Weekends.
Opening hours: Kronhusbodarna are open Mon-Fri at kl 11-18, Sat-Sun at 11-16. Extra open Thursday Dec 15, at. 11-20.
Address: Postgatan 6

Nordstan: Dec 1 - 23, 2023
Inside the Shopping Center Nordstan there is a Christmas market with lots of craftsmen. Everything from food to Christmas items.
Opening Hours: 10 AM - 18 PM
Address: Nordstan shoppingcenter

Liseberg: Nov 18 - Dec 30, 2023
Come to Liseberg and cuddle around and shop from the exhibitors in the stalls.
Opening hours: see website
Address: The grand entrance opposite the Gothia Towers hotel

Haga: All 4 Advent weekends between Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2023
Christmas market in Haga. Gothenburg's cozy district with cobbled streets, cafes and small shops. Sales in both shops and market stalls along Haga Nygata.
Opening Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday during four Advent weekends.
Address: Haga Nygata

Södra Vägen Christmas Market: Saturday Nov 19 2022
Along the wide sidewalk at Södra vägen 41-49, there will be a cozy Christmas market. Here you can eat something good from a food truck, shop for Christmas presents and goodies. There will also be fun activities for the children.
Opeing hours: At. 11-17
Address: Södra vägen 41-49

Kville Saluhall: Saturday Dec 9 at 10-4 PM, 2023
Kvillejul is arranged outside and inside the Kville Saluhall. On site, there is a Christmas market, beautiful Christmas songs and spruce sales. Santa's coming too. Mulled wine and gingerbread are served.
Opening Hours: at 10 AM - 4 PM.
Address: Gustaf Dalénsgatan 2 (Hisingen)

Christmas markets a bit outside Gothenburg

Tjolöholm Slott: Between Nov 17-19, 24-26 and Nov 30 to Dec 3, 2023
Tjolöholm Castle invites you to Christmas atmosphere weekends. Book a ticket for the event. The exhibitors will be in the estate's various premises, including the spacious grain warehouse. In Magasinet there is also the plot that receives the children's wishes. How about booking a Christmas Tea this year !
Opening Hours: see website

Stora Holms Säteri: Dec 9 - 10, 2023
The Christmas market is always held the weekend of the second Advent. This year, the market is held indoors in all the farm's premises, such as Stenstallet, Trådgårdhuset and others.
Opeing Hours: see website

Nääs Fabriker: Dec 2 - 3 & 9 - 10, 2023
The Christmas market will come to Näs' factories with a wide range of exhibitors of handicrafts, you will be able to buy something good to eat and there will be activities for the children. It is also said that the site itself will visit this year.
Opening Hours: see website.

Gunnebo: Nov 19 - 20 and 26 - 27 nov, 2022
There will be local artisans and West Swedish food producers from whom you can buy products. Enjoy mulled wine with gingerbread and Christmas carols.
Opening Hours: at 11 AM - 4 PM.

Bohus Fästning: Dec 2- 3, 2023
Christmas market at Bohus Fortress. Truly a different place to go to the Christmas market - in a fortress. Here at the castle among the wings of history you will find handicrafts, Christmas gifts and good tasting experiences. Maybe Santa will look in too.
Opening hours: At noon - 6 PM
Address: Bohus Fästning, Kungälv

Höno-Klåva: Dec 2 - 3, 2023
Go to Höno and Klåva for a cozy Christmas market. Here, the wind from the sea bites your cheeks. Stroll around among the market stalls and then slip into a café or restaurant and warm up.
Opening hours: at 10 AM - 4 PM
Address: Hönö-Klåva, Gothenburg's Northern Archipelago (car ferry from Lilla Varholmen, Hisingen)

New Year's event in Gothenburg!

Do not miss the fireworks at the port of Gothenburg during New Year's Eve.

Nyårsfirande Kvillepiren i Göteborg

GP's annual New Year's fireworks

Gothenburg Harbour - Dec 31 dec 2023, at 5PM

Kvillepiren | Fireworks on New Year's Eve 2023
Come and see the beautiful fireworks that are launched from the Kville Pier by the Göta River. Since 1982, GP has had a tradition of setting off fantastic New Year's fireworks at 5 p.m. It has also become a tradition for many to go into town to see the fine colors and shapes in the sky. It usually shows star bombs, saturn bombs and glittering gold rain. There are several places to see the New Year's fireworks such as: Kvillepiren, SVT House, the Opera, house, Göta Älv Bridge, Lilla Bommen, Stenpiren, Ramberget, Masthugg Church and of course along the river on both sides. Now we just hope for clear and nice weather.


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Popular Christmas Events in Gothenburg 2023
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