A guide to

Joyful Christmas fairs

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Per Eriksson

Joyful Christmas fairs

As autumn turns to winter, the Christmas markets of Värmland light up like lanterns in the winter darkness. Stroll between stalls selling carefully crafted handicrafts and tables of Värmland-produced delicacies with a steaming cup of mulled wine in gloved hands. Whether you want to experience a traditional Christmas market in an old environment or a city centre market, there is a Christmas market in Värmland to suit you.

Christmas fair in Brunskog, Arvika, november 25-26

Brunskog's homestead association, which organises the Gammelvala hometown week in the summer, invites you to its traditional Christmas market with everything that belongs to Christmas. The Christmas market in Brunskog takes place on the weekend before the 1st Advent every year at Brunskog's scenic homestead. Most of the exhibitors are craftsmen and food craftsmen and exhibitors with antiques/curios. Hembygdsföreningen sells, among other things, its popular mulled wine and juniper drink.

Traditional Christmas fair at Ransäter homestead farm, november 18

Are you hunting for Christmas presents? At the Christmas market at Ransäters homestead, you can stroll around the authentic environment of red cottages and be tempted by the creations of more than 50 craftsmen and food producers. If we're lucky, Santa Claus will even sneak by to say hello to all the children. The Wärdshuset offers a Christmas table and a café in the basement offering ham sandwiches, coffee and buns. Take the opportunity to go to the Christmas market in a genuinely rural and lovely environment.

Julmarknad i Mariebergsskogen

Photo: Jeanette Dahlström

Photo: Jeanette Dahlström

Julmarknad i Kristinehamn

Photo: Martin Andersson

Christmas fair at Alsters manor, december 2-3

Experience a wonderful Christmas market at the beautiful Alsters Herrgård, the birthplace of one of Sweden's greatest writers: Gustaf Fröding. The Christmas market at Alsters Herrgård is a traditional market with Värmland products of the highest quality. The market presents locally produced food, handicrafts and other crafts as well as events for both young and old such as pony rides, try your hand at blacksmithing and wool crafts.

Christmas fair in Deje November 18

Visit the cosy Christmas market in Deje where over 14 vendors sell crafts, decorations and all the goodies of Christmas. If we're lucky, we'll also get a visit from Father and Mother Christmas. For those who are hungry for something edible, there are also grilled dishes for sale and mulled wine and gingerbread. The Christmas fair takes place at Helenas Vackra Ting on Linnévägen 6. Welcome!

Christmas fair in Kristinehamn stadspark December 16

At the Christmas fair in Kristinehamn, you can enjoy wonderful crafts, food products produced in Värmland, Christmas decorations and an atmospheric stage programme. Don't miss out on drinking a warming cup of mulled wine or coffee with your pastry or food, which you can either enjoy on site or buy to take home. Get into the Christmas spirit at this cosy Christmas market!

Torget i Arvika Foto: Eva Aasum

Julmarknad på Mårbacka Foto: Kjell Sundström

Photo: Jeanette Dahlström

Traditional Christmas fair in Mariebergsskogen December 9-10

Mariebergsskogen's traditional Christmas market takes place on 9-10 December. Exhibitors offer high quality Christmas food and crafts from Värmland. There are also lots of fun activities for children, such as pony rides and horse and carriage rides. If we're really lucky, Santa might even come! At the market you can taste the delicacies of the exhibitors such as freshly baked waffles, grilled hamburgers, homemade sweets, coffee and hotdogs. You are also welcome to the Christmas café in Naturum Värmland. Welcome to a Christmas market for the whole family!

Christmas at Wiksfors Bruk November 18

In a genuine mill environment at Wiksfors Bruk, you can kick-start Christmas already on 18 November! Here you will find beautiful items for sale as well as treats to munch on while strolling around the area. Wiksfors Bruk is a gathering place for various companies where you are guaranteed to get into the Christmas spirit.

Christmas fair at Rotnäs Gårdsbutik 2-3/12 & 9-10/12

The annual Christmas market at Rotnäs Gårdsbutik just outside Karlstad is almost here! During 2-3/12 and 9-10/12 you can visit the farm to buy Christmas presents and get into the Christmas spirit. If you fancy something warm, there is soup and hot chocolate for sale. In the café you can buy goodies and in the barn you can check out exhibitors of various kinds. Don't miss the special offers in the farm shop.

Photo: Jeanette Dahlström

Photo: Jeanette Dahlström

Photo: Per Eriksson

Rottneros Park Trädgård - Christmas in the park December 16-17

In beautiful Rottnesro Park, the traditional Christmas market Christmas in the Park takes place on 16-17 December. Stroll around the beautiful surroundings and get into the Christmas spirit. During the Christmas market there will be entertainment of various kinds. Go to the park on the outskirts of Sunne and start Christmas early this year!

Christmas fair at Mårbacka in Sunne November 2-5

Mårbacka Minnesgård in Sunne hosts one of the most popular Christmas fairs in the country, organised by Svenska Slottsmässor. The atmospheric Christmas market takes place in the farm buildings around the mansion. During the Christmas market you will have the opportunity to buy directly from some of Sweden's most skilled craftsmen whose creations are born from the joy of creation and traditional techniques. You can also take a guided tour of Selma Lagerlöf's beautiful and well-preserved home. Guided tours are held every hour between 12 and 16. Here you can listen to the fascinating story of one of the country's most famous writers. Mårbacka Minnesgård's current main building was built by the world's first female Nobel Prize winner in literature, and it remains in the same condition today as when Selma Lagerlöf left it for the last time on 16 March 1940. So why not treat yourself to a trip to this year's Christmas fair at Mårbacka Minnesgård? It will be an experience for all the senses.

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