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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

St Lucia Concert in London 2018

To celebrate the darkest night of the year Swedes in London will gather in Westminster Cathedral for a magical St Lucia concert. And you have a chance to join in on the festivities too. Read on! The Lucia concert is one of the most popular Church services among Scandinavians in London and it has become an important part of their Christmas traditions, meaning tickets sell out fast! Below is an...