Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Market at Skansen


If you're in Stockholm in December, I heartily recommend going to the Christmas market at Skansen. Skansen is an outdoor museum and zoo - and it's always worth a visit.

Lots of different kinds of crisp bread. (To make your own, check out my recipes here and here.)

There's a lot to eat at the market. This stall served...

...elk! "A taste of Scandinavian wilderness", as they called it. It's a great-tasting meat, actually!

Sugared almonds. Always, always found at christmas markets, and I always buy them.

This stall sold different sorts of christmas-y drinks.

Skansen is gorgeous all year round, and it has old houses from different parts of Sweden.

One of few animals we met on this cold winter day.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely! I'd love to go there.

God Jul!



Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

It is in the 60s in Texas so these pictures helped get me in the Christmas spirit. Those sugared almonds look delicious!

p38fan said...

Looks absolutely beautiful. My great-grandparents emigrated from Sweden to the U.S. I love to see the pictures as they help me feel more connected to my heritage. Now the sugared almonds my mother often made at Christmas make sense. Thank you, Anne!

Pene said...

Happy Christmas to you & your family, Anne! Love the windmill photo. Enjoy the weekend & all the best for 2011.

Rossella said...

Amazing! I want a Xmas market like this in Rome :) It's so magic for me.

Merry Xmas

Kay in Oregon said...

Merry Christmas Anne. I love the picture of the market and museum, those buildings look so lovely. Really looks like a Christmas should be. We are mild today on Christmas eve and dry, but rain to come tomorrow. Have had a lovely week though ...nice and mild and lovely sunshine mid 50's F.
I will enjoy another year reading you here. Much Love from Oregon

Anonymous said...

just here to look up pancakes for christmas morning thank you for your wonderful blog and your great recipes the meatballs esp. have a lovely christmas in oz its warm blue skies but not too hot to cook.

Gaviota said...

The sugared almonds are called garrapiñadas in Argentina…We also enjoy them at Christmas! Look forward to visiting Skansen!