Lucia with LondonSwedes 2017

Open to all is perhaps the most magical celebration of the year, the Lucia concert. Tickets are still available for the London Swedes event taking place in the Asylum Chapel from the 10th to the 14th of December. 100% Christmas Spirit and happiness guaranteed. For the third year in a row, the organisation LondonSwedes are hosting a set of unique Christmas concerts in the stunningly setting of...

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The Scandinavian Christmas Tree – Trend & Inspiration

If you are looking for Christmas tree inspiration we are happy to share the latest trends from Scandinavia with you here on the blog. And the hottest tree trend from up North is perhaps not as sleek and perfect as you may think it would be... On the contrary it's more like the sad little greenery known from the book 'The Little Christmas Tree'. Many of you are quite familiar with the traditional...

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Ferm Living for Christmas 2016

This coming weekend is the first Sunday in Advent and many homes will soon be decorated for the festive season ahead. To help getting you in the Christmas decorating mood we thought we'd share the beautiful, muted and oh-so lovely Nordic Christmas decoration from Danish design brand Ferm Living. To show of the collection Ferm Living has shared some photos with you, with their beautiful designs...

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Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London 2015

The Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London is an opportunity to secure essential delicatessen and decoration for the holidays. There are three wonderful Scandinavian Christmas markets this November; the Norwegian and the Danish 'Julebasar' and the Swedish 'Julmarknad'. And here are the dates, for your diary. On offer is Scandinavian christmas foods and cookies. You can purchase Christmas...

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Children’s Advent Calendar Ideas – DIY and make it personal

Do you remember the anticipation and excitement we had as children because Christmas was getting close? We have chosen three amazing DIY Advent Calendar ideas to share with you here on Little Scandinavian, to make the count down to Christmas a truly special time for our children too. I know it's only October. But considering our hectic lifestyles December is here before you know it. So we better...

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Scandinavian Christmas Cookies and ‘Pepperkakeverksted’

Norwegian 'Kransekake'. Image source: Matprat.no Scandinavian Christmas cookies are lovingly baked together with family and friends in the run up to Christmas. In Norway you'll be offered 'Sirupssnipper' and 'Serinakaker'. In Sweden there's sweet treats in the shape of 'Rönnskärsformar' og 'Sätoftakakor', where as Denmark proudly presents their 'Klejner' and 'Brunkager'. Recipes for...

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Our best recipe for Scandinavian Mulled Wine, ‘Gløgg’

The Scandinavian mulled wine, 'julegløgg' has longstanding traditions in Scandinavia. It's made with red wine, aquavit and madeira, but this can easily be replaced with a blackcurrant cordial for a non alcohol option. It's the spices which are important! The Swedish King Gustav Vasa had his own recipe in the 15th century, not too dissimilar from the one we will share with you. The Scandinavian...

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Julebukk, the Nordic tradition of trick-or-treating

Not too different from Halloween and go trick and treating, Julebukking is a Scandinavian tradition, originating from the Norse times; Between Christmas day and New Years Eve, in the time Scandinavians call "Romjul" children will dress up and go from door to door with lanterns and baskets, to collect sweets. The tradition of the "Julebukk", directly translated "Christmas goat", is believed to...

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Scandinavian Christmas traditions seen through vintage photos

Scandinavian Christmas traditions are very much inspired by the darkness of the winter and the importance of staying at home with the family. The high point is not Christmas Day, but Christmas Eve in Scandinavia where the family is gathered together for Christmas dinner. The preparations for the big day last throughout December, but not as much as a small cookie is to be enjoyed before Christmas...

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Julmys at Ikea -getting ready for Christmas

Julmys, kos or hygge are Scandinavian words we use a lot when talking about Christmas, meaning enjoyable time. Ikea is all decorated for Christmas, with everything from fairy lights to wrapping paper. And the Ikea toy department might be the place to pick up some Christmas gifts. Oh -and do not leave without having the Ikea Swedish meatballs in the restaurant! Start by heading to Ikea online and...

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