You will find the the biggest Christmas market in Oslo in Spikersuppa. It is located in front of the Royal Castle and it’s the end of Karl Johans Gate – the main parade street of Oslo. You can walk around the many stands that offer Christmas crafts, hot wine and almonds, cheese and ginger bread. Here you will get Christmas Spirit! This is the place to enjoy the decorations in the streets.
What will you find: You’ll find Christmas hats, socks, jumpers in traditional patterns, knitted sweaters, cured meats, and traditional Norwegian Christmas goodies. It is a Christmas tradition for the locals to visit this magical winter wonderland market.The festival is going on for one entire month, from middle of November until the 23rd of Decemeber. Look out for gingerbread workshops for children, art crafts, a winter wonderland story-time, and Santa Claus is there! Local bands and choirs will also perform sometimes. You have also a chance to ride on the ferris wheel or maybe test your balance on the ice skating rink. Yeah, the ce skating rank is connected to this Christmas Fair!
There is another Christmas market at Youngstorget. Right in the centre of Oslo, you will find this cosy Christmas markets with food, drinks, gifts, Christmas decorations and much more. Youngstorget square is full of lights and Christmas decorations this time of the year. Our suggestion: Try some reindeer burgers!
The third biggest Christmas market in Oslo is located at Bygdøy, the folk museum: The Norwegian Folk Museum Christmas Fair. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is a museum of cultural history with extensive collections of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country. It also incorporates a large open-air museum with more than 150 buildings, relocated from towns and rural districts. What makes this museum unique is that parts of it is outdoor, and you really feel that you have traveled backed in time – to the medieval age. It is indeed recognized as the world’s first open-air museum, founded in 1881. Throughout its existence, research has focused on building and furniture, clothing and textiles, technical and social culture, agriculture, working memory and Sami culture.
Why visit The Folkmuseum this Christmas?
The Christmas Fair at the Norwegian Folk Museum is a popular tradition among both tourists and locals.
The Christmas market has over 100 old-fashioned stalls where you can purchase homemade crafts, Christmas decorations, cakes and other treats. The museum’s cafés are decorated for the holidays and serve coffee, gingerbread cookies and other Norwegian Christmas specialities.
In the decorated houses you can see how Norwegians have celebrated Christmas through the years. You can also visit Santa’s workshop and enjoy choral music and folk dancing.