If you are visiting Malmö during Christmas season or in the beginning of December you should check several Christmas markets and other Christmas activities around the city. These are some of them.
Christmas Market in Gustav Adolf Square
Central Gustav Adolf Square hosts a Christmas market and other related events from November 21 to December 23. Opening hours are from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on working days and 11:00 am to 8 pm during the weekend. Besides a light installation there are also choir singers, performances and other activities scheduled.
November 21, 2019 is the date for Christmas premiere in Malmö in Gustav Adolf Square. From 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm there will be an special program with Christmas carols and Lucia celebrations then the Christmas lights will be switched on for this season.
There are also several Christmas concerts in Malmö (list translated with Google Translate) to attend during your visit.
Christmas Market at Katrinetorp
Katrinetorp Landeri is an old manor house dating from the 19th century hosting a traditional Christmas market. In 2019 the market is going to be held from December 6 to 8 and more than 75 market stalls will fill the place with craftmanship, flowers, candles, design, food, trees and gnomes.
The market at Katrinetorp has been in place since the year 2000 and it has become a tradition in Malmö. Some people think it’s the most beautiful market in southern Sweden.
The cafeteria, Katrinetorps trädgårdskafé, serves homemade pastries and coffee and in the main building there is place for other food like sandwiches. At the market there is also time for activities, song singing and games for both adult and children.
The market is open on Friday from 12:00 pm to 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Entry fee is 80 SEK (8€ / $8.80/ £6.80 ) for adults and everyone over 15 years of age. To reach Katrinetorp by public transportation you can get on bus nr. 54 from Malmö Triangeln Station.
The Farmer’s Christmas Market
Bondens egen marknad is the Farmer’s Market where they sell their products directly to the people visiting. Similarly to other farmer markets in Sweden or in the US Malmö’s farmer market attracts farmers from the surrounding areas in Scania several times a year. In this market you will be able to buy local produced food.
In 2019 the special Farmer’s Christmas market will be held on December 14 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in Drottningtorget Square located at the northeastern part of Malmö’s historical city center at about 5 minute walk from the Central Station.
Christmas Market in Sankt Gertrud
The old Sankt Gertrud neighborhood hosts this traditional Christmas market that fills the entire streets with designers and artisans selling their products in a very cozy atmosphere.
In 2019 this market takes place on December 14 and 15 at Östergatan 7B 211 39, Malmö.
Malmö during Christmas can be a great getaway if you are visiting Copenhague and want to see how things look like on the other side of the Öresund Strait. It’s about 30 minutes by train from central Copenhague to central Malmö. Two cities in one getaway at almost the same price. If you are visiting Malmö don’t forget to check my article about What to Do & See in Malmö in 3 Days.