Christmas markets in Småland
Christmas markets in Småland. © Alexander Hall


Christmas Markets in Småland

Discover all types of Christmas sweets, food from locally produced goods, beautiful handcrafted items and much more at a Christmas market in Småland this year. Here are some tips, just for you!

Christmas Markets in Småland

Throughout Småland, you will find Christmas markets. How about a classic Christmas market at Astrid Lindgren's Näs, glass art in Kosta or Christmas in the historic wooden town of Eksjö?

Christmas in Kosta
Christmas in Kosta. © Destination Kosta

Christmas in Kosta

Welcome to the Christmas Market in Kosta, The Glass Crystal. Find the Christmas spirit in the world of Santa Claus and winter, filled with snow and imagination. Taste the pickled herrings made from Kosta's own recipes. Wonderful artist performances, author events, and fantastic glass shows alternate, and a packed schedule guarantees an eventful Christmas experience. Experience a winter wonderland with sparkling glass and ice crystals!

Christmas in Kosta

Christmas at Näs
Christmas at Näs. © Simon Palerbo

Christmas Market at Astrid Lindgren's Näs

No one has described Christmas quite like Astrid Lindgren. Now you have the chance to experience the Christmas atmosphere at Astrid Lindgren's Näs. Enjoy a very special Christmas market with plenty of food and craftwork, manufacturing, handicrafts, and other inventions.

Astrid Lindgrens näs

Christmas market in Eksjö
Christmas market in Eksjö. © Visit Eksjö

Christmas Market in the wooden town of Eksjö

At the Eksjö Christmas Market, you will be transported to a market day from 100 years ago. Experience the scent of mulled wine, listen to the sound of horse hooves against the hard snow, and witness the craftsmanship in action. Here, you will find a wide variety of Christmas treats: marzipan, bread, smoked fish and sausage, pastries, cheesecake, chocolate, and more. The Christmas market concludes with a festive fire show at Norra Åbron.

Eksjö julmarknad

Christmas at Huseby
Christmas at Huseby. © Alexander Hall

Christmas in Småland at Huseby Bruk

During the month of November, around 30,000 people visit the Christmas market at Huseby Bruk. The annual Christmas fair can also boast of being the largest in the Nordic countries. Every evening, 500 torches and 200 Christmas trees are lit, creating a fantastic atmosphere. At the market, you can shop for delicacies from the country's best small-scale artisans and find unique crafts created by skilled craftsmen and designers to give as Christmas gifts.

Christmas at Huseby

Kalmar Castle, winter, snow
Kalmar Castle. © Adam Hulmesol

Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle

Attending the Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle has become a tradition, and visitors come from far. Many of the exhibitors come from Kalmar County, but the rest of the country is also represented. During the fair days, there are also many side activities. Go and listen to atmospheric Christmas music in the Castle Church or watch various performances related to winter and Christmas time.

Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle

Rosenlunds Manor
Rosenlunds Manor. © Rosenlunds Herrgård

Christmas at Rosenlunds Manor

In November, Rosenlunds Manor transforms into a sparkling Christmas market filled with beautiful decorations, atmospheric music, and handcrafted creations. Inside the mansion, you can enjoy the pleasant Christmas atmosphere, have a coffee break, and admire festive table settings.

Christmas at Rosenlunds Manor

Christmas in Åsens Village
Christmas in Åsens Village. © Camilla Petersson Skude

Åsens Village - Christmas Market in a Historic Setting

In one of Sweden's beautiful cultural reserves, Åsens Village, preparations are underway for a Christmas market! Take a stroll and meet craftsmen throughout the village. Here, you can taste locally produced food, ride in a horse-drawn carriage with jingle bells, and enjoy atmospheric Christmas music. You can purchase genuine crafts and the most beautiful Christmas gifts.

Åsens Village

Christmas in Smedbyn
Christmas in Smedbyn

Christmas spirit Smedbyn

Experience the magical Christmas atmosphere in the small red cottages and Husqvarna Museum. Immerse yourself in a traditional Christmas market with crafts and Santa Claus. During the event, the cottages open up, and you will be able to purchase many lovely Christmas gifts. Take the opportunity to visit Husqvarna Museum, a world-renowned industry that put Huskvarna on the map. An event for both young and old, with a magical Christmas atmosphere in the air.

Christmas in Smedbyn

Other places to experience the Småland Christmas

Enjoy a Christmas buffet, listen to Christmas stories, or take a ride on Santa's train.

Christmas buffet at Korrö

Korrö restaurant
Korrö restaurant. © Alexander Hall

At Korrö by the Ronneby River in southern Småland, there is a large traditional Christmas buffet. Here, you can taste the traditional Christmas dishes, which are a must during Christmas. The restaurant is environmentally certified and serves meat and game exclusively from Sweden. Additionally, you can choose to spend the night in the historic complex at the hotel or hostel.

Santa's train

Santas train
Santas train. © Lukas Parkell

The museum railway from Ohs to Bor in southwestern Småland offers special trips, such as a "Santa's train", during Advent. This popular journey with steam locomotives and historical carriages takes you from Ohs to Gimarp, in the heart of the Småland forest, and back. Tickets must be booked in advance via the website.

Exhibition about Jenny Nyström

Jenny Nyström is known as the illustrator of the benevolent and gift-giving Santa Claus in Viktor Rydberg's story about Little Vigg's Adventure on Christmas Eve. She also gave a face to the kind gift-delivering Santa Claus who appeared in various magazines in Sweden from the 1880s until her death. Visit the exhibition at Kalmar County Museum.

Classic Christmas card
Classic Christmas card. © Jenny Nyström