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. 🎄✨
🎅🏼 Friday 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.
(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 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 at 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.
Other Christmas happenings
Check out the Åre event calendar to see other events going on during the Christmas Holidays.
We wish everyone a joyful, white Christmas with lots of skiing, good food and Christmas presents.
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Last updated 27 November 2023