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Oslo Christmas Markets 2024-2025

Experience some Scandinavian holiday magic

Dates: late October–early January

Oslo Christmas Markets
Oslo Christmas Markets
Oslo Christmas Markets
Oslo Christmas Markets

Christmas is a special time in Oslo, where there is lots of snow and ideal Christmas weather in December. The days are shorter, but the festive lights, a cup of hot gløgg and some holiday shopping, can really lift people's spirits.

Christmas in Winterland (Jul i Vinterland) in Spikersuppa (November 11–December 31, 2023)

Christmas in Winterland (Jul i Vinterland) is the main Christmas market in Oslo, located in Spikersuppa, alongside Karl Johan street. The cozy wooden stalls sell handicrafts, food, and hot drinks. Shoppers can buy cured meats and warm Norwegian sweaters. Kids are entertained with gingerbread workshops, Santa's residence, and handmade presents. There is also a large Ferris wheel and an ice rink that add to the festive atmosphere.

Norsk Folkemuseum's Christmas Fair (December 2–3; 9–10, 2023)

The annual Norsk Folkemuseum's Christmas Fair features over 100 Christmas stalls, pony rides, farm animals, Santa's workshops, a candle factory, and exhibits about Norwegian Christmas traditions.

Christmas Market at Hadeland Glassverk (October 30– December 19, 2023)

If you don't mind driving about one hour from Oslo, go to Christmas market at Hadeland Glassverk. This plate is excellent for Christmas gift shopping and experiencing Norwegian holiday coziness. About ten shops, several restaurants, and an art gallery are a beautiful extension to the largest indoor Christmas market in Norway. The magic doesn't end just there. Here, you can blow your own Christmas ball, go for a sleigh ride through the Christmas-theme decorated glassworks village, or skate on an indoor ice rink in Gallery 2.

For the tickets and latest updates, please check with the official websites (see External Resources below.) Also, take a look at the map suggesting the best accommodations nearby.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin