Lucia in London 2020

Saint Lucia is a Swedish tradition that comes around every December, when choirs around Sweden gather to light candles and sing well-known songs, as a bit of light during the December darkness.  The Lucia celebration in London is one of the biggest events of he year for the Swedish community, hosted by the Swedish church. I've been in touch with the Swedish church to see if Lucia will take...

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Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London 2020

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...

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Scandinavian Advent Calendars 2020

Perhaps more than ever, our little ones deserve a merry countdown to Christmas. The nostalgic Scandinavian Advent Calendars are reusable, so a start of a treasured tradition. For years to come it can create happy mornings during the darkest month of the year. Then when the children are all grown up, it's ready to be handed down to future generations. Here are our favourite Scandinavian advent...

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Ice Skating in London 2019/2020

It's that time of the year again, when enchanting ice-covered surfaces, complete with festive music and fairy-lights start appearing, around the city of London. In our household it's become a tradition to go ice skating, at least once during the season, as a magical family day out. The girls as they are older now will often go on their own, together with friends. Some ice rinks have sadly...

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Christmas Decoration by Iittala

We just discovered these simple yet so gorgeous baubles by Iittala... On our wish list for this Christmas! Add to your collection of Christmas decoration with Iittala’s five piece red glass ball set. Each delicate ornament is mouthblown and comes with grey textile ribbons to hang them on the Christmas tree. From the palest pink to the richest red, each glass ornament reflects its own unique...

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Scandinavian Christmas Markets London 2019

The 24th December is the highlight of Christmas in Scandinavia. After enjoying an abundant Christmas meal with your family, everyone is waiting for that special knock on the door, which means that that the 'tomte' or 'nisse' has finally arrived with the presents. But it all starts a month earlier, usually with the marking of the first Sunday in Advent, which will fall on the 1st of December this...

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The best Scandinavian Christmas Calendars 2019

Originally a tradition coming from Germany, the Advent Calendar was introduced in Scandinavia in the 1940s and it used to be in cardboard. One new imagery was to be revealed every day, in a 24 day count down to Christmas, which in Scandinavia is celebrated on the 24th of December. These days the reusable gift calendars are popular as well as a few figurines and sweets calendars. Make the...

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Sankta Lucia St Paul’s Cathedral 2019

St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline and known across the world for its awe-inspiring vast dome, interior and fascinating history. It's one of London's top attractions and a historical building well worth a visit. St. Lucia’s Day, ‘the festival of lights’ is celebrated in Sweden and Norway on the 13th of December in honour of St. Lucia (St. Lucy). Originally a...

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Scandinavian Style Advent Calendars for 2018

Christmas is suddenly all around us, from foods, gift and decorations in stores to Christmas lights bringing some magic to the streets. With the 1st of December fast approaching I thought I would share some of the beautiful new Advent Calendars, that I have discovered this season. A year ago I blogged about the 12 best last minute advent calendars to buy, some which are still available online. We...

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Scandinavian Christmas Markets London 2018

The Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London is what you can't miss as the capital is preparing for the festive season. And to make it easy to remember, they are all taking place during the last weekend in November. The various of Scandinavian Christmas Markets take place across London, from leafy Hampstead in North West London to Bermondsey in South East. These traditional charming fairs are...

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