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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

Meet Santa in his little Christmas cabin, cozy up around the fire and enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere. The children can submit their wish list and mulled wine and gingerbread are offered. 🎄✨

🎅🏼 Monday 23 December at 15-17
🎅🏼 Christmas Eve 24 December at 11-13

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.

Swedish Julbord

(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 tree, flowers and decorations

Even when Christmas is celebrated away from home, there must be Christmas coziness! In Åre, you’ll find everything you need to set the mood in the cabin. You can buy a Christmas tree at ICA Björnänge, here you can find fir trees in the appropriate size. Christmas flowers with amaryllis and fragrant hyacinths also belong to Christmas. Order lovely bouquets and Christmas flower arrangements from Åre Fjällflorist, Åre Flooweris, Oasen in Duved or buy the flowers at the In Home shop in Stationshuset in Åre. There you also find Christmas decorations for the tree, wrapping paper, and all that other stuff that is indispensable this weekend.

Christmas program

Below you find more events and happenings during the Christmas Holidays in Åre, concerts, activities at church, musical and more. The program is being filled with additional activities right up to Christmas, so stay tuned for updates.

We wish everyone a joyful, white Christmas with lots of skiing, good food and Christmas presents.

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Last updated 30 January 2024

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