Christmas in Oslo

November 20, 2016 • 2 min read

Are you travelling to Oslo during Christmas times? Lucky you! This city is perfect for the Christmas season. It’s small and cosy, so you can enjoy plenty of Christmassy things. Here’s what we would recommend if you’re planning to spend Christmas in Oslo. 

Inaguarating Christmas in Oslo on 26th of November. This Saturday will be the official start of the Christmas celebrations in Oslo! Depending on what you want to see, here’s a few examples on what’s going on:
Fireworks outside Aker Brygge at 7PM, the lightning of the Christmas lights at Karl Johans Gate by the mayor of Oslo, with free soup and an ice skating show at 5PM, and free cookies and glögg with Christmas entertainment at Vika, a new car-free area in Oslo. More info can be found here.

Christmas Market at Spikersuppa. Spikersuppa is the nickname for Eidsvolls plass, located close to the National Theatre in Oslo and Karl Johans Gate. It’s here the yearly Christmas market take place, this year between the 19th of November to 20th of December. At the market you’ll be able to purchase Christmas presents, Christmas food the Norwegian way and other Christmassy stuff. The market is open between 10.00 – 20.00, and there’s also a ferris wheel, if you’re up for a ride!

Visit Bærums Verk. Earlier this year we wrote a blog post on this gorgeous place, located outside of Oslo. During winter and Christmas, it looks like a true winter wonderland that surely will give you that Christmas Spirit in case you’re missing it.