Known as a region covered in ice and snow with reindeer roaming freely, the Nordics is as close to the ultimate Christmas idyll as one can get.
The Scandinavian people are quite traditional, especially when it comes to Christmas and no less so when living abroad. In fact, the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish Christmas Fairs in London are so popular, that they by the Scandi community are regarded as the main events of the year, even attracting Londoners, with no Scandinavian background.
With the current situation, I’ve been eagerly A waiting for news of what will happen this year, so it is with great pleasure that I am able to share with you that the Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London have not been cancelled.
The Scandinavian Christmas Markets 2020:
Danish Christmas Bazaar London, 8th November
The Danish YWCA have replaced the physical bazaar in Hampstead with a Christmas Bazaar online, featuring many of the products normally offered at the annual bazaar.
The online Christmas Bazaar is set to open on the 8th of November, on www.kfuk.co.uk.
Norwegian Christams Market November
The Norwegian church, Sjømannskirken London, will be hosting a digital Christmas Market, from the 20th of November to the 6th of December.
The Norwegian Church is currently having a survey where you can vote for the products you’d like to find in this years online basar – here: sjomanskirken.no
Swedish Christmas Market London, 21st to 22nd November
The Swedish Church in London ‘Svenska Kyrkan London’ is busy preparing for the annual Christmas market.
Due to the times were are in this years market will take place outdoors.
As always there will be Swedish Christmas cookies, gifts and decoration for sale. I can especially recommend having a mug of the Swedish glögg, as well as buying a few bottles to take home.
The Swedish Christmas Market London will take place on 21st and 22nd of November at Svenska kyrkan London, 6 Hartcourt Street – svenskakyrkan.se/london/
Julmys in London
So far it’s felt like 2020 has been cancelled. So we are especially thankful to the Swedish Church, who will once again be hosting their annual Christmas Market in London. Having the event outdoors will only add to the true feeling of a Scandinavian Christmas Market as well as being safe to visit.
We have previously on the blog had ‘glögg tests’, and the Swedish glögg has always been a firm winner. Something to look forward to! The Swedes also know how to have ‘hygge’, which they call ‘mys’. For Christmas it’s ‘julmys’ – which is best experienced in person.
Expect a lot of waiting and extra measures – but Christmas is not cancelled.
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