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Christmas in Åre
During December, Åre is transformed into a dreamy Christmas village. Thousands of Christmas lights twinkle in the snow-covered trees and the stately Christmas tree adorns our village square. Shops and restaurants are beautifully decorated and you can enjoy a typical Swedish “Julbord”, the Christmas version of smörgåsbord with loads of local dishes on a buffet table. Stroll around the village, peek into Santa’s cosy Christmas cottage and enjoy the joyful atmosphere that prevails.
Meet Santa at Åre Square
Santa always visits Åre square, both the last days before Christmas and on Christmas Eve, to meet all the children and hear about their wishes. On Christmas Eve there is usually dancing around the big Christmas tree in the square. As soon as Santa has his travel program ready for this Christmas, you will find information on which days and times he visits Åre here.
And when he is not here, Santa Claus has his mail box on the small Christmas cottage in Åre Square where wish lists can be dropped of, or perhaps a home made drawing as a Christmas gift for Santa Claus himself?
Christmas Gift Tips
Finding gifts for loved ones is easy in Åre:
- Here are small personal shops with carefully selected assortment mixed showrooms for many ski clothing brands and some large chains – here are our best gadget tips.
- For those who seem to have everything, experiences are a hot tip, because you can never get too much of it. Here we suggest active packages.
- At Åre’s second hand shops, you can find Christmas presents for the whole family – sustainable for both the environment and your wallet.
(Christmas Dinner Smörgåsbord-style)
Åre’s restaurants set up their Christmas Dinner tables in long lines. Handmade sausages, home-cooked mulled wine, traditional Christmas flavours, new dishes and a plethora of local delicacies. Remember to book in time – the seats are usually in short supply! Here is the guide to Swedish Christmas dinner in Åre.
Christmas in the church
The Åre Congregation welcomes to Christmas celebration both in the Åre church the larger church in Duved. Here you find the full Christmas program for Åre Congregation.
We wish everyone a joyful, white Christmas with lots of skiing, good food and Christmas presents.
Last updated 4 October 2022