Oslo is Norway’s capital and nestles at the head of Oslofjord on the southern coast. The city is an exciting fusion of modern and medieval styles of architecture with many beautiful buildings. Among these is the Royal Palace, which is open to the public during the summer months. Akershus Fortress is a former prison located on the waterfront, where visitors can also head to the Viking Ship Museum, with ships dating back to the 9th century, and Norwegian Maritime Museum. When visiting in winter, the Holmenkollbakken ski-jumping hill offers beautiful panoramic views over the fjord. During the festive season, the city is renowned for Christmas markets. Scroll below to find out more about the top Christmas markets in Oslo, Norway.
1. Christmas Market in Spikersuppa
Located in the heart of Oslo, Christmas Market at Spikersuppa is an annual event with a variety of festive stalls selling arts and crafts, jewelry, knitwear, clothing, pottery, and other delightful gifts as well as a range of attractive Christmas decorations. Plenty of traditional food and drink are also on offer. Visitors can enjoy ice skating close by and a variety of Christmas entertainment is on offer, including a Ferris wheel offering beautiful views over the city, and festive holiday music.
Christmas Market in Spikersuppa
Address: Spikersuppa, 0162, Oslo, Norway
Website: Christmas Market in Spikersuppa
Opening hours: Nov 16 - Dec 30: Sun - Thu: 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 9pm
2. Margaretakyrkan Christmas Bazaar
This annual event is held at the Swedish Margaret Church in the center of Oslo, Norway. A variety of stalls will offer a wide range of beautiful, Swedish-made arts and handicrafts, textiles, toys, books, and other gifts, as well as traditional homemade food and hot coffee. Every hour, Christmas music is played in the church.
Margaretakyrkan Christmas Bazaar
Address: Hammersborg torg 8 B, NO-0179, Oslo, Norway
Website: Margaretakyrkan Christmas Bazaar
Opening hours: November 22 - 23: Fri: 11am - 6pm; Sat: 11am - 5pm
3. Youngstorget Christmas Market
The Christmas market at Youngstorget features nine ornamental wooden stalls in a large, indoor Christmas market. Among a festive atmosphere, visitors can buy a good variety of Christmas gifts, including arts and crafts, textile items, home wear, toys, clothing, handbags, and cushions, as well as tasty food and warm drinks.
Youngstorget Christmas Market
Address: SAMI SHOP AS, Sagelvatn, 9050 Storsteinnes, Oslo, Norway
Website: Youngstorget Christmas Market
Opening hours: Nov 16 - Dec 22: 11am - 8pm
4. Rudolf Steiner School Christmas Market
This atmospheric Christmas market is held at Rudolf Steiner School in Oslo. Various stalls offer a variety of Christmas gifts, toys, handicrafts, and homemade traditional delicacies. The children will enjoy the medieval market place, which offers knight tournaments, a carousel, archery, and a blacksmith. During the run of the market, a number of theatrical and musical performances are given by the students of the school.
Rudolf Steiner School Christmas Market
Address: Flyveien 2, Hovseter, 0770, Oslo, Norway
Opening hours:Nov 23 - 24: Sat: 11am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm
5. Christmas Market at the Botanical Garden
A traditional Christmas market will be held in the courtyard at the Botanical Garden in Oslo on Saturday, November 23. The outdoor stalls will sell a variety of handicraft items and gifts, Christmas decorations, and tasty treats. Children can enjoy a ride in the horse and carriage around the grounds for a small charge. At 12:30pm, a girl’s choir will sing Christmas songs. Throughout the day, demonstrations will be held in Victoria House relating to Christmas flowers and spices used for Christmas cooking. The Botanical Gardens Friends’ Association cafe will be open and will be serving waffles and hot drinks.
Christmas Market at the Botanical Garden
Address: Sars’ gate / Monrads gate, Oslo, Norway
Opening hours: November 23: 11am - 4pm
6. Designers' Christmas Market, Oslo
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The Designers Christmas Market at DOGA in Oslo offers unique and quality design gifts, including clothing, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and artworks. The products are on offer from around 140 Norwegian and international exhibitors over 3 floors where visitors can meet the designers and find out more about the products on sale.
Designers' Christmas Market, Oslo
Address: Hausmanns Gate 16, 0182 Oslo, Norway
Opening hours: December 7 - 8: 11am - 5pm
7. Christmas Market at Skjerven Farm
Skjerven Farm is located next to Maridalsvannet Lake and offers fun activities all year round. However, at Christmas, they welcome families to visit the farm, where they can enjoy a ride in a horse and carriage and children can have fun in the hay barn. Various stalls offer traditional and unique Christmas gifts, including home-baked goods and other fresh farm produce.
Christmas Market at Skjerven Farm
Address: Maridalsveien 469, 0890 Oslo, Norway
Website: Christmas Market at Skjerven Farm
Opening hours: Dec 7 - 8: 12pm - 4pm
8. Christmas Market at Bogstad Gård
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The Christmas market at Bogstad Gård will offer a variety of quality Christmas-related products, gifts, and decorations. Children can enjoy a porridge-serving and Christmas workshop in the barn and will have a chance to meet the animals. There will also be horses waiting to take them for a ride around the property for a small fee and a special adventure time will be held. The whole family can watch the historical dancers in the ballroom on the property, enjoy guided tours, and visit the museum shop and cafe.
Christmas Market at Bogstad Gård
Address: Bogstad Gård, Sørkedalsveien 450, 0758 Oslo, Norway
Website: Christmas Market at Bogstad Gård
Opening hours: Nov 24: 11am – 4pm
Price: 11 USD
9. AWC American Christmas Market
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Each year AWC holds a traditional American Christmas Market. The fifth American Women’s Club market will offer a range of beautiful gifts, including hand-knitted products, Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, funky cloth bags, and silver jewelry. There will also be a selection of used books on sale. The entrance to the market is free of charge.
AWC American Christmas Market
Address: Fritznersgate 15, Frogner, Oslo, Norway
Opening hours: November 16 - 17: Sat: 10am - 4pm; Sun: 12:30pm - 4pm
"God Jul" in Oslo, Norway
Have fun exploring the fascinating city of Oslo, Norway, with its mixture of modern and medieval architecture, its museums, art galleries and more. Enjoy the shopping, the restaurants, and everything this exciting city has to offer, including some of the top Christmas Markets in Oslo, Norway.
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