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Christmas holidays in Stockholm


List of things to do with children and youth

It’s finally time for Christmas break and for many this means some spare time with family and friends. After all the celebrations during the Christmas days, it may be that creativity has run out and it is difficult to come up with fun activities. To solve this issue, we have put together a list of tips on things to do for children and youth. Do you appreciate technology and experiments? Do you want to experience Stockholm in beautiful Christmas lights or see the winter archipelago? Do you like adventure and swimming? If the snow has fallen, a slide down the slopes with a sled is a given Christmas holiday activity! On the map at the end of this post, we have marked where in Stockholm our activity tips for the holiday are positioned!

Tom Tit Experiment – Science Centre

Do you like science and experiments? Then you should visit “Tom Tits Experiment” in Södertälje. There you get to test, experiment, and discover different scientific phenomena on your own. Science and technology are fun if you understand it, and the best way to really learn is to test by yourself. On four floors there are lots of different experiments in technology, physics, mathematics, natural geography, biology, man, illusions and much more. Fun for all "scientists" regardless of age!

Tip - Always pre-order your ticket to Tom Tits as the number of spots each day is limited.

Walk of Lights – An illuminated Stockholm

40 streets, squares and places around Stockholm city are beautifully lit around Christmas. Take the chance and gather the whole family for an evening walk through the city to experience all the city's brilliant lighting installations! Look at the map for the “Walk of Lights” and plan your joint route. How many installations can you pass on your walk? Examples of illuminated places are Brunkebergstorg, Biblioteksgatan, Gamla Brogatan, Hamngatan, Kungsträdgården, Nybroplan and Sergels torg.

Boat sightseeing – Stockholm Winter Tour

If you haven’t experienced the Stockholm archipelago in the winter yet, then this is the perfect activity for the whole family. Both a fun and exciting experience regardless of age. Choose whether you want to sit down indoors on the boat or out on deck where there are cosy reindeer pelts and warm fleece blankets to borrow. The guide on board M/S Angantyr tells interesting facts and stories about the places you pass during the trip to Fjäderholmarna, where the boat then turns back towards the city again. On the crispy and cold winter days when the ice has settled, the ship can break the ice itself to get across the water. In the cafeteria of the ship, you can buy coffee or soup for lunch.

Tip - Pre-book your tickets for the Stockholm Winter Tour to guarantee your spot.

Eriksdalsbadet – Adventurous Aqualand

Bring the family and visit the adventurous water park Erikdalsbadet in Stockholm where there are several different pools for exercise swimming, play, competition, and jumping. For the courageous there are also water slides, rapids, and whirlpools. For the little ones there is a smaller pond where you can splash and play as much as you want. Bring your own lunch bag or visit the restaurant for lunch, snacks or coffee.

Go sledding – Tips on slopes

One thing you never grow out of is sledding. Best of all, it does not require much snow to be able to go out for a few slides down a hill. To go sledding is without a doubt an activity with a guarantee for laughter, but don’t forget your helmet! Here are some tips on slopes:

  • In Vitabergsparken, below the Sofia Church on Södermalm, there is a hill where you can catch some great speed. Remember to brake well in advance of the fence.
  • A popular slope to slide down is the one in Stora Blecktornsparken on Södermalm.
  • Above the exercise yard for dogs by the Solvändan playground in Vasastan there is a small hill that is more suitable for the youngest children.
  • At Koppartälten in Hagaparken there is one great slope for sledding.
  • In Kronobergsparken on Kungsholmen, there are both bigger and smaller slopes to choose from.

Map with tips on activities to do during the Christmas holidays in Stockholm

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