Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat. Actually, the only thing that seems to be getting fat around here is me. I've just spent four fabulous days eating my way through Gothenburg, and now I'm bursting at the seams to tell you all about the festive affair I've just had with Liseberg Christmas Market.
Stockholm might be Sweden's largest city but it s secondary to Gothenburg in the battle of the Christmas markets because Liseberg Christmas Market is the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia, and pulls out all the stops to ensure that it s also the best. With over 5,000,000 twinkling lights, an assortment of stalls, roller-coaster rides, reindeer, glogg (mulled wine), gingerbread cookies and an ice show, Liseberg Christmas Market is the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of Christmas markets.
Liseberg Christmas market houses over 70 stalls filled with homemade sweets, tasty delicacies, shiny Christmas decorations, handmade jewellery and more to tantalise all your senses. As well as the huge variety of edible and merry gifts that are on offer, there's also a variety of amusement rides to enjoy too. For a panoramic view of the city, I suggest you don't miss a ride on the Ferris Wheel.
Liseberg is easily reached by foot from wherever you are in the city but I hopped on boat ride to get a waterside perspective of the city during winter. And my, my, what a pretty city it showed itself to be! Lines of trees and buildings elegantly lit in colours of white and gold reflected onto the water and shimmered into the ripples which spread across the canal. Even though it s an open topped boat you don't have worry about being cold, as free blankets are provided and a warm cup of glogg ensures your hands stay nice and cosy, and your penchant for a festive drink is satisfied! During the tour I passed under several low bridges - so low in fact - that all those on board had to duck their heads to avoid any head injuries. All part of the fun, I say!
Blog Author: Shing Yoong