The thing to do in Sweden in December is to go to Christmas markets. SWEA DC had its julbasaar at the Swedish Embassy last Saturday, and we spent the day at a few central, historic Christmas markets in Stockholm.
Andy in Central Stockholm, 11.15am.
Glögg (mulled/spiced hot wine) is a crucial component of any jul celebration.
Very cute traditional market in Stortorget (the Big Square) in Gamla Stan (Old Town)
Our fellow revelers, yo.
The tramride that took an hour to go 1 mile. As you may be able to tell, it was cold. Like between 0 and 5 Fahrenheit.
Now this is the kind of coat you need in Sweden.
The Christmas goat (the julbock) watching over the market at Skansen.
[This picture is actually from another night, when I found this statue in the snow, accompanied by beautiful carols played out into the cold evening on a trumpet.]