Christmas market in Gammelstad

2019-12-07 – 2019-12-08 | Christmas market in Gammelstad

Are you tired of the holiday stress and long for a more genuine feeling? Why not visit one of Sweden’s best Christmas markets, the one in Gammelstad.

The Christmas market is always on the second weekend of Advent. Christmas candles can be seen thru the church cottages windows, the old medieval stone church comes to life and the sellers at the market are ready to greet all visitors.

Program

Saturday December 7

12:00 Opening of the market weekend with Santa Claus and Mrs Claus
• Stage at Kyrktorget (the church square)
Our host Vilgot talks about the market program, interview guests and meets Santa Claus

13:00 Fireshow with the Jester group Phire
• Stage at Kyrktorget (the church square)

13:00 Vernissage – exhibition ”GAMMELSTAD, the old town and it’s living community”
• Yellow house, at Hamngatan
Photo exhibition by the Italian creative agency VARDA. They offer Italian sweets and chocolate.

13:00 Tour for kids
• Storgården at Open-air museum Hägnan
Start outside Storgården, free.

14:00 Sing-along with Advent and Christmas psalms
• Nederluleå Church
Feel free to come by before the start and write down what song you want to sing.

15:00 Guided lantern tour in Gammelstad Church Town
• Visitor Centre
Tickets and start at the Visitor Centre.

15:00 Tour for kids
• Storgården at Open-air museum Hägnan
Start outside Storgården, free.

15:45 Santa Claus and Mrs Claus thank you for the day
• Stage at Kyrktorget (the church square)

Sunday December 8

11:00 Mass in Advent and Christmas time
• Nederluleå Church

12:30 Christmas music performed by Lennart Johansson and guests
• Stage at Kyrktorget (the church square)

13:00 Tour for kids
• Storgården at Open-air museum Hägnan
Start outside Storgården, free.

13:00 Norrbotten’s Lucia candidates perform
• Stage at Kyrktorget (the church square)

15:00 Guided lantern tour in Gammelstad Church Town
• Visitor Centre
Tickets and start at the Visitor Centre.

15:00 Tour for kids
• Storgården at Open-air museum Hägnan
Start outside Storgården, free.

15:45 Santa Claus and Mrs Claus says their goodbyes until Christmas
• Stage at Kyrktorget (the church square)

16:00 Christmas concert with Alvik’s mixed choir
• Nederluleå Church
No entrance fee

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Entrance fee into the market area at Hägnan 30 SEK per person, under 16 years old is free of charge
Parking fee 20 SEK, goes to Nederluleå local history association

Throughout the weekend

  • Over 80 sellers at the market area at Hägnan, open 12-16
  • Santa Claus and Mrs Claus mingle with visitors at the market
  • Meet the tame reindeer Hilda
  • Horse and sleigh rides, starts at rundlogen at Hägnan
  • Meet wise Hulda at Torpet in Hägnan
  • Meet the people at Storgården who are preparing for Christmas like the 1880s
  • Fire knowledge with the rescue services at Hägnan
  • Photo exhibition ”GAMMELSTAD, the old town and it’s living community” at 12-16, yellow house at the end of Hamngatan

Exhibition cottage – 12:00-16:00 – The church towns exhibition cottage, open for visitors
Visitor Centre – 11:00-16:30 – info, exhibition, souvenir shop, audioguide and guided tours
Shop In Lapland – 11:00-16:00 – Handpicked designs and artwork
Hägnans country store – 12:00-16:00 – Household goods, textiles, sweets, toys and more
Ullas café – 12:00-15:00 – Pastries from the bakery in Gammelstad
Kafé Fägnan – 12:00-16:00 – Homemade pastries
Restaurang Kaptensgården – Christmas smorgasbord, table reservation by phone
Kyrkbyns Bistro & pizzeria – Sat 11:00-21:00, Sun 12-20 – á la carte, pizza and grill dishes
Christmas market at the farmhouse – 11:00-17:00 – Art, crafts and homemade delicacies
Borgarhuset – 12:00-16:00 – view the Borgarhus, pastries for sale
Ögonfröjd – 11:00-16:00 – custom designed clothes, nice Christmas offers
Sockenstugan – 11:00-13:30 – Fairtrade café, Saturday only

Welcome to the Christmas market in Gammelstad, 7-8 December 2019!

Public transport

Bus number 9 goes directly to Gammelstad Church Town. During the market the bus stops in the church town will be slightly changed due to the trafic situation. For more info about the bus stops and to see time table click here.