It was the opening of the Swedish Church’s Christmas Fair on Wednesday night. This is the start of the Christmas season for me, and I really enjoyed wandering around with a glass of warm glögg, chatting to familiar faces and picking up some Advent candles, Advent calendars and quite a few items of Swedish Christmas food. Everything is beautifully displayed and the sales ladies wear the pretty traditional costumes from different regions in Sweden. There are gorgeous hand-knitted items and beautiful woven textiles.
I went back again yesterday to meet some friends for lunch and have an open sandwich and a saffron bun and it was packed. I imagine it will be even more packed at the weekend but there is a very warm, happy atmosphere and it is a great spot for Christmas gifts and decorations. There are also lots of chidren’s books by Swedish favourite, Elsa Beskow- the illustrations are wonderful.
The Swedish Church Christmas Fair is open from 11am-7pm on Saturday and from 12-5pm on Sunday