Christmas in Östersund

Östersund offers a lot of Christmas atmosphere from Mid-November until early January. Visit a Christmas market, have some glögg and gingerbread and go shopping under the beautiful Christmas decorations that light up the city every year.

Christmas Concerts

When the snowflakes begin to fall and it’s beautiful winter, you easily get into the holiday spirit with some classic Christmas carols filled with Christmas atmosphere and here are plenty of concerts throughout the festive season. The Cantilena, Octava and Decibel choirs perform in some of the city’s beautiful churches. Here you find more info about the different Christmas concerts. 


Christmas at Jamtli

The Swedish Christmas Museum at Jamtli opens on the first Sunday in Advent with the inauguration of the super-sized Advent Calendar and ends with a playful Twelfth Night. Here you experience the traditions of a Swedish Christmas and discover their origins, from Santa Lucia, the Yuletide Goat and Father Christmas to gingerbread baking and lots of fun activities for children.



Jamtli Christmas Market

The Christmas market at Jamtli is something special – allow your self to stroll around for hours and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere among the 100’s of craftsmen in an environment of the past. Here you can take the chance of buying Christmas presents and delicious delicacies for the Christmas dinner. Go for a sleigh ride, enjoy the lovely smell of mulled wine and gingerbread cookies and be entertained by all sorts of performing artists. A visit to Santa who lives in Lillhärdalsgården is of course a must, here the children can leave their wish lists to Santa and and enjoy a warm drink. If you looking for more Christmas markets – have a look here.

Photo: Jamtli Erik Westberg


Enjoy the flavours of Christmas

Lutfisk, Meatballs, Jansson’s temptation, gingerbread and glögg. Try out a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet at Restaurant Hov. Other restaurants serving christmas dinner are for example Kitchen & Table, Best Western Gamla Teatern, and Arctura. If you prefer a lovely Christmas breakfast in the morning there are several nice places to visit for example Jazzköket, Jaktstugan, Norra Station, Hamngatan 12