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Gränder och glögg i Uppsala
Gränder och glögg i Uppsala
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Uppsala Magic Christmas Walk

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350 kr per person

The first Sunday of Advent comes about four weeks before Christmas. 

That is when people light the first candle in the Advent candlestick, a custom going back to the 1890s. Each Sunday until Christmas, a candle is lit (and blown out after a while), until all four candles are alight. These Sundays the Swedes enjoy glögg - a hot, spicy mulled wine with blanched almonds and raisins - and pepparkakor (gingerbread biscuits). 

With every Sunday of Advent, the children's expectations grow. On the telly, there is a special Christmas calendar show for the young (and old) with 24 episodes that runs from 1 to 24 December. 

Learn more about the Swedish traditions from the past and the food we are preparing for ourselves and our friends. Join us for a city walk during the darkest time of the year, where window decorations and street lamps are decorated for Christmas. Why did the swedish "tomte" first dress in blue or grey and when did he change into the red colour. How do the students celebrate Christmas in Uppsala? What does midwinter have to do with white gowns and candles? It´s Swedish Lucia! Lucia is perhaps one of the more exotic-looking Swedish customs, with girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together. Why are the Swedes obsessed with Donald Duck the 24th of December? 

The city walk ends with a mug of hot non-alcoholic mulled wine and home baked gingerbread biscuits".

This is included:

  • 60 minutes guided tour, a mug of warm grape juice and christmas cookies


Uneven ground, it is easy to get around with a pram, bicycle and wheelchair, but with snow more complicated.

Minimum: 2 persons.