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Christmas in houses and farmsteads

Take a tour of Christmas celebrations from the 1830's and onwards. The bonfires are lit and the Christmas dinner tables from different time in history. In several of the Skansen houses and farmsteads, christmas and coffee tables stand waiting and christmas trees have been decorated, illustrating the Yuletide customs of days gone by. Several of the traditional courses on the Christmas table are still a part of present-day celebrations.


These activities you can take part of at lots of places at Skansen, not just one. Please read the programme to see everything it has to offer.

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The Älvros farmstead 1830's
The farmyard is adorned with a typical Christmas decoration from this part of northern Sweden.

The Printer´s Home 1840's
The young couple that runs the printing press celebrates Boxing day with a dinner for friends and with the Christmas tree right in the middle of the table.

Delsbo farmstead 1850's
Here you will find a Christmas table set for dinner with beautiful candles and the best food one could think of. Open on Christmas Eve.

The Oktorp farmstead 1870's
It´s Christmas eve on the farm in the south of Sweden. The family is about to sit down at the Christmas table.

The Postoffice 1910's
The coffee table is loaded with cakes and cookies and the Christmas tree is decorated here in the postmaster's home.

The Väla school 1910's
The teacher and his family holds the annual "wrecking of the Christmas tree"-party for all the children in the village. Ginger snap cookies are baked on 9-13 of December.

The Farm Labourer’s Cottage 1920's
Christmas in the home of the farm labourer's is simple but solemn. The pig has been slaughtered and there's pork and the traditional bacalao with bechamel sauce for dinner.

The Ironmonger’s apartment 1930's
The family is cleaning and decorating their modern apartment, waiting for Christmas. They are baking cakes and cookies 17 - 22 of December. Open on Christmas Eve.

The Ironware store 1930's
Buy the latest in fashion this Christmas in the 1930's - Christmas tree decorations, angel candlesticks and butter pigs.

The Co-op store 1930's
What you could need for Christmas when it comes to milk, bread and cream was sold here in the Co-op stor. Open on Christmas market weekends and on 23 of December to 6 of January.

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