Get into the Holiday Mood in Malmö


"Snow in November, Christmas in December." Regardless of whether it snows or not and regardless of how you prefer your holidays – all jingle bells or rather chill - it is always fun to gear up for Christmas in Copenhagen’s Swedish sister town Malmö. Here is a guide to your cup of mulled Swedish wine in 2023!

BRIGHT LIGHTS Christmas Market in Gustav Adolfs Torg
On Saturday 25 November,” Winter in the City” starts in downtown Malmö, including glittering
and Instagram-friendly Christmas decorations, the coronation of the city’s own Lucia, music
and more. However, the Christmas market in the many cozy stalls starts as early as
November 23, and then runs every Thursday to Sunday until December 17.

SUSTAINABLE & URBAN Christmas Market at Mitt Möllan
On hipster square Möllevångstorget, the Mitt Möllan mall’s shops and food court are buzzing
with festive Christmas spirit on the weekend of December 2 and 3. A relaxed, fun, and
popular event that brings together a wide range of local artisans and designers every year,
often with a focus on sustainable shopping.

HISTORICAL Christmas at the Castle
On Sunday, December 3, in the courtyard of Malmöhus Castle, or at Malmö Museums if you
prefer, there will be a traditional Christmas market with the presence of the equally traditional
Malmöhus Guard, Christmas concerts, Father Christmas himself, horses, vendors and crafts.
A true Scanian classic.

GENUINE Christmas Market at Katrinetorp
Last year, the 19th-century farm Katrinetorp was awarded the Swedish cultural heritage prize
in competition with hundreds of other sites. For anyone looking for a thoroughly high-quality
Christmas market, this is it. Katrinetorp’s Christmas market is 100 % genuine, with around
sixty hand-picked exhibitors present on December 8-10. Expect crafts, music and dance,
pony rides, Lucia with her maidens and lots of other Christmas fun. The main building is
magnificently decorated, in one wing there’s Santa and his family, and of course Christmas
goodies are served – including the local ”spit cake”. Katrinetorp is located just outside the city,
but buses free of charge run to and from Gustav Adolfs Torg throughout the weekend. The
entry costs SEK 80 if you are 15 or older.

PS 1: Wish to continue to celebrate even after the market closes for the day? Malmö’s stages
offer a series of shows and concerts – have a look at our event list and check out the many
joys of Christmas.

PS 2: Want to experience what Christmas is like in Copenhagen too? Many of Malmö’s
hotels offer attractive weekend packages that allow you to have a merry Christmas on both
sides of the Bridge. A jolly good deal, only 35 minutes away from the Danish capital!

Julmarknader i Malmö 2023