Christmas Town Gothenburg 2021

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. We give you tips on what's going on in Gothenburg during Christmas. The inauguration of Gothenburg's Christmas city starts on November 19, 2021.

This year, Christmas will again be a little different due to covid-19. Liseberg finally opens this year and it will be an illuminated and cozy Gothenburg with sparkling lights etc. The cozy lighting that is around the city will be lit in mid-November and shines a bit into the new year. There will also be Christmas markets, Christmas music, Christmas tables, Santas and much more.

Below you will find a selection of Christmas coziness in Gothenburg. All dates for 2021 are updated gradually. Some Christmas activities can already be booked! This year we still have covid-19 to think about - so take care of each other and keep your distance.

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Justaden Göteborg 2021

The Inauguration of Gothenburg's Christmas City

Finally, we can look forward to a brighter year when it comes to Christmas in Gothenburg. Last year 2020, only the Christmas lights shone over the city. This year will be the 18th edition of Julstaden Göteborg with many more events. Both old and new events await you who intend to stroll around in a glittering Gothenburg. The Christmas town starts on November 19.

The Christmas tree candles on Gustav Adolfs Torg is lit on November 26 and the famous Christmas heart at Lejonbron is in place.

New for this year are also two large Christmas goats that occupy Kungstorget at Saluhallen. The Christmas Windows for NK reveals its beautiful Christmas windows on 21 Nov from 10.50. Liseberg finally also opens on 19 November. If you want to cuddle with Christmas markets, you can visit Haga, Kronhuset, Nordstan and Liseberg.

What about a new out door iceskating rinc in Kronhusparken with a roof! Christmas carol at Vallgraven, it will be the Paddan Boat that travels with choirs such as: Lodola Choir, Gothenburg Youth Choir, Solid Gospel. Music at Kungstorget, how about local artists, choir singing and also well-known artists such as Malena Ernman, Arvingarna, Mari Boine, Maja Francis and Adolphson & Falk.

New for this year is a 360 degree film experience about Gothenburg's history in Bältesspännarparken. The screen is 8 meters high and 30 meters wide and is 12 minutes long.

Or how about a Christmas concert where the profit go to the City Mission. It will be at Pustervik with the Augusti family with stars like Bo Sundström and Mia Skäringer and more.

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

Jul på Liseberg

Jul på Liseberg

Christmas coziness and Christmas market

Liseberg | Premiere Nov 19 - Dec 30, 2021
Last year 2020 Liseberg was closed due to covid-19. Ony a Christmas Tree was lit that year. Also this year we will see the big Christmas tree lit over the city. This year it will be a bit as usual again with a Christmas market with various craftsmen, good Christmas food and a visit with the wish list to Santa Claus.

More about Christmas at Liseberg.

Julgranen på Gustav Adolfs Torg

Gothenburg's Christmas Tree on Gustav Adolfs Torg

The candles are lit on the Christmas tree nov 26

Gustav Adolfs Torg | Nov 26 nov, 2021 - Jan 13, 2022
The traditional Christmas tree on Gustaf Adolfs Torg is put in place as usual on Gustav Adolfs Torg. The Christmas tree will be in place a few days before 26 November. It is an ordinary spruce that has grown on an open field on privately owned land. It will be about 17 meters high when it is mounted on Gustaf Adolf's square. The candle of the spruce is lit up on Friday 26 November and on the twentieth day of Knut 13 January it is dismantled and extinguished.

Göteoborgs Lucia


Lucia concerts in Gothenburg

Different places | Lucia can be booked for 2021
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 2021 can be read on their website.

More about Gothenburgs Lucia

Sjungande julgranen vid Kopparmärra

The Singing Christmas Tree

Christmas Songs

Kungsportsplatsen | Cancelled 2021
Listen to the singing Christmas tree at Kungsportsplatsen (by the statue Kopparmärra). A tradition since 2004 with inspiration from The singing Christmas Tree in New York. The Christmas Tree Choir consists of various choirs that alternate their performances during December. Unfortunately canceled this year 2021!
More about the Singing Christmas Tree

About the Singings Christmas Tree
Amy Elizabeth Wheeler was one of the participants in the singing Christmas tree in New York. After she came to Sweden, she came to think that such a choir would fit well in Gothenburg. Together with Per Sandström from GöteborgsOperan, they came to life with the idea and at Julstaden's premiere in 2004, a Christmas tradition was born.

Go Gothenburg Pass


Go City Gothenburg experience card filled with free admission!

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


Bohus Fortress


Gunnebo House

Boat- and Bus tours

Tomten i Nordstan

Christmas Lightning in Haga

Christmas in Haga

Haga | Starts Nov 27- Dec 19, 2021
Every year, the candle is lit in Haga and adorns the streets and the Christmas feeling begins to appear. Cozy in the 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 where you will find everything from crafts to good Christmas food. Ongoing every Saturday and Sunday for four Advent weekends until 19 December.

More about Christmas in Haga

Julklappsvagnen vid Drottningtorget

The Christmas Carriage

Donate presents!

Drottningtorget | Dec 4 dec 2021 at 11 AM - 3 PM
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.

Can not visit the Christmas gift boat or Christmas carriage on December 4? This year you can also hand in Christmas presents and gift cards in all second-hand shops. Between Nov 27 november and Dec 12 you are welcome to one of the city mission's twelve stores in Gothenburg, Mölndal, Kungsbacka and Alingsås. The Christmas presents are left at special collection points in the shops and go directly to families with children living in poverty.

This year the Christmas present boat together with Vrångö Transport. The boat comes to collect Christmas presents in Gothenburg's southern archipelago. The piers offer Christmas coffee and entertainment. When the Christmas gift boat docks, you have the opportunity to hand over a Christmas present.

More about The Christmas Present Boat in Gothenburg

Tomten i NK

NK Christmas Windows

Christmas Windows

NK | The view on Christmas Windows will start Nov 21 from 10.50 AM - 2021
What will be the theme this year? Always just as exciting to see what is hidden in the large shop windows outside NK. During Sign Sunday, which falls on November 21, 2021. Santa arrives in a Christmas parade. Time: Just before at 11 AM

Santa is on site in the department store to receive Christmas wishes. Place: Floor 2 Time: At 11 AM - 5 PM
Experience NK's sparkling Christmas musical. Place: Floor 2 Time: At noon, 2 PM and 4 PM

Saturdays - Dec 4, 11 and 18. Time: 1 PM , 3 PM and 5 PM.
Showtime Floor 2
Fototime with 3 Artists
Dance show in the shop window
Live doll in the shop window
Mingling acapella runs in the department stores

Lucia Dec 13 at 1 and 5 PM.

Körsång vid Kungsportsbron under julen

Christmas carols at Vallgraven

Choir singing

Kungsportsbron | Weekdays at 6 PM. Weekends at 4 PM. Dates: Nov 28, Dec 1 - 5, Ded 8, Dec 10 - 12, Dec 15, at 5 - 7 PM dec 2021
How about a little choir singing during November and December in the middle of town at Vallgraven. There will be singing from the toad boats that depart from Kungsportsplatsen. The tour starts from Kungsportsplatsen in the moat past Rosenlund and turns when it reaches the river.

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon between 28 Nov and 19 December, in front of some of Gothenburg's popular Christmas songs, under the artistic direction of Amy Elizabeth Wheeler.

Participating choirs: Lodolakören, Göteborgs Ungdomskör, Solid Gospel

Nordstan Tomten jul

Nordstan Santa

Christmas premiere Nov 27, 2021

Shopping Center at Nordstan| Christmas Premiere Nov 27 and Christmas market Dec 1 - 23, 2021 (Santa unfortunately canceled)
Nordstan usually inaugurates Christmas with Santa visiting Noon - 4 PM but this year the Santa are stuck in Sibira and can´t come. There will still be a Christmas celebration ohc Christmas market this year.

More about Nordstan

Konstis skridskor vid Kronhusparken

Ice skating in Kronhusparken

Artifical Ice under roof

Kronhusparken | Nov 27 – Dec 19, 2021. All days from 11 AM - 6PM
Do you want to try skating on an art course outdoors. The art means that you can also ride in inclement weather when the track is under cover. The surrounding area is nicely lit up for Christmas. The activity is completely free and skates and helmets can be borrowed completely free of charge. Kronhuscaféet will sell hot drinks and something to chew on. Do you want to see what else is happening around Kronhuset, see here.

Practical info: max 50 on the ice at the same time. Skates and helmets can be borrowed free of charge. No booking required.

Address: Kronhusparken

Julscen på Kungstorget Göteborg

Christmas Scene on Kungstorget

Christmas music

Kungstorget | Dec 15 - 19, 2021, at 4.15 PM - 4.45 PM and 7.15 PM - 6 PM, 7 PM - 8 PM
Come to Kungstorget and listen to music. Free. No booking required. There will be local artists, choir singing and also well-known artists.

Jul Kronhuset Göteborg


Christmas in Gothenburg

Kronhuset | Nov 27 - Dec 23, 2021
Finally, Kronhusjul is back again and lights up in 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. HDK Valand is also a guest with its Christmas market. During the Advent weekends, you can experience cultural events and guided tours.

Kronhusbodarna have opened: Mon-Fri at 11 AM - 6 PM, Satu-Sun at 11 AM 4 PM (Dec 11-12, at 11 AM - 5 PM)

This year's Christmas market in Kronhuset takes place 9-12 December. Tur-Fri at 11 AM 6 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM - 5 PM

During the weekends, you will also meet exhibitors at Kronhusgården until 19 Dec.

HDK Valands Christmas market visits Kronhuset Dec 13-15.

More about Kronhuset

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 Sept and during December.
Time: 60 min - 75 min

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Classic Christmas Dining with M/S S:t Erik in Gothenburg

Chritmas Dining in Gothenburg Archipelago

Lilla Bommen | Nov 11 - Dec 22, 2021
Book a Christmas table on board M / S S: t Erik. At 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.

Klassiskt julbord Strömma 2020

Christmas Dining with M/S Göteborg in the Archipelago

Christmas Dining

Lilla Bommen | Nov 16 - Dec 22, 2021
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.

Boka jullunch med Strömma 2020

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

Christmas lunch in the archipelago

Lilla Bommen | back 2022 !
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 with homemade chocolate truffles, rice á la malta, almond cake with white chocolate and of course Christmas candy

Boka Adventsbrunch i Göteborg

Advent Brunch Cruise in Gothenburg

Brunch with Christmas Food

Lilla Bommen | Weekdays Nov 20 nov - Dec 19, 2021
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.

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 - 2021:

Kronhuset: Christmas Preiere Nov 27, Christmas Market Dec 9-12, 2021)
Gothenburg's oldest house can be found in Kronhusbodarna just behind Gustaf Adolfs Torg. Here you are greeted by Christmas feeling. There will be sales inside the crown house and out in the courtyard. You can meet exhibitors and actors during the weekends until 19 December. The Advent weekends there will be various cultural events and guided tours.
Openings Hours: Mon-Fri at 11 AM - 6 PM, Sat-Sun at 11 AM - 4 PM (Dec 11-12, at 11 AM - 5 PM)

HDK Valands Christmas market visits Kronhuset Dec 13-15

Nordstan: Christmas Premiere Nov 27 and Christmas Market Dec 1 - 23, 2021
Inside the Shopping Center Nordstan there is a Christmas market with lots of craftsmen. Everything from food to Christmas items.
Opening Hours: see website

Liseberg: Nov 19 nov - Dec 30, 2021
Come to Liseberg and cuddle around and shop from the exhibitors in the stalls.

Haga: Nov 27 and runs every Saturday and Sunday for four Advent weekends until Dec 19, 2021
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.

Kville Saluhall: Saturday Dec 11 at 10 AM - 4 PM, 2021
Kvillejul is arranged outside 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), Danta: at 11 AM - 2 PM to receives the children's Christmas gift wishes.

Christmas cozy a little outside Gothenburg

Tjolöholm Slott: Nov 12-28, 2021
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 4 - 5, 2021
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: Nov 27 - 2, 2021
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 20-21 and Nov 27-28, 2021
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.

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

Kvillepiren | last year it was canceled. We are waiting for if the event will be 2021
In normal cases, you can go to Kvillepiren or stand in another place to see the annual GP New Year's fireworks display! In lemming trains, people go to lookout points such as the Opera, Göta Älv bridge, Lilla Bommen, Ramberget, Masthuggskyrkan and of course along the river on both sides. This year we are waiting and see if there will be any fireworks in 2021.

Popular entertainments in Gothenburg

Popular Christmas Events in Gothenburg 2021
11 nov - 22 dec 2021
Lilla Bommen Gothenburg
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20 nov - 19 dec 2021
Lilla Bommen Gothenburg
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Nov 16 - Dec 22, 2021
Lilla Bommen Gothenburg
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The Christmas page is presented in connection with Strömma. We reserve the right to content changes. Always be sure to read on resp. website what is included in your booking. If you have questions about your booking, please contact Strömma. Pictures: Strömma and respective website for each event.

Christmas in Stockholm

Stockholm If you want to go to Stockholm and celebrate Christmas, you can see the Christmas celebration in Stockholm here. .