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Where’s Tomte? Santa Spotting in Stockholm

Where’s Tomte? Santa Spotting in Stockholm

Father Christmas, Santa, Tomten; whatever you may call him, most people want to see the big guy around this time of year. We know of a few places to meet him in Stockholm, but we need your help to make the list comprehensive for families. Please submit your Santa spotting results!

Special thanks to Karen Plummer for this photograph of her gorgeous son, Leo with Tomten

Nordiska Kompaniet

Hamngatan 18-20, 111 47 Stockholm

This is the most popular place to meet Father Christmas and you will also be participating in another Stockholm tradition: examining the beautiful Christmas window display at one of Stockholm’s most iconic department stores.

Santa’s hours from 23rd November to 23rd December 2012

Monday to Friday 12:00 to 17:00

Saturday 11:00 to 16:00

Sunday 12:00 to 16:00



Folkungavägen 50, 177 35 Järfälla
Father Christmas is ready to receive your children’s wish lists at IKEA Barkarby outside the restaurant. Enjoy Christmas dinner with us first and then see the man! For each received wishlist, the child gets a small gift.
Santa’s hours from 21st November until Christmas 2012
Every Wednesday between 17:00 to 19:00


Children’s Christingle Carols

Dag Hammarskjöldsväg 14, 11527 Stockholm

After the annual telling of the Christmas story, with carols and candles, Father Christmas will make an appearance.

Sunday 16 December 15.00-15.50


He’ll also be at various malls and Christmas markets – this is where we need your help! If you know of somewhere to meet Santa that isn’t listed, please do add it in the comments below, with a link if possible – Remember, you may be making a child’s Christmas!


Filmstaden Christmas Market (Solna) on 12th December

Heron City (Kungens Kurva) every weekend until 23rd December (Thanks to Anjana for the entry!)

Solna Centrum (Solna) on 15th-16th and 22nd-23rd December (Thanks to Vikram for the entry!)

Täby Centrum (Täby) on 8th, 15th and 22nd December from 12:00 to 16:00 (Thanks to Stephanie for the entry!)

Vällingby Mall (Vällingby) on 16th and 23rd December

Väsby Centrum (Väsby) on 22nd December (Thanks to Stephanie for the entry!)



  • Anjana Ramesh 6 Dec 2012

    Last year, There was a Santa Claus at Heron city in Kungenskurva. 🙂 I dont see anything in their website now, though.

  • Farrah Gillani 6 Dec 2012

    Yay, thanks Anjana – he is there too! Good Santa Spotting! I’ll update the post, tack tack!


    Vi får besök av Tomten mellan kl 12:00-16:00 den 8 dec, 15 dec eller den 22 dec. Alla barn får möjligheten att lämna in sin önskelista och 100 st får en liten julklapp från Tomten.

  • Farrah Gillani 6 Dec 2012

    Thanks so much Stephanie! The children of Täby will be happy too 🙂

  • Stephanie Lundberg 6 Dec 2012

    22 december

    Tomten kommer! Lämna din önskelista och kanske ett fotografi med tomten?! i Väsby Centrum.

  • Stephanie Lundberg 6 Dec 2012

    I don’t know a lot of English speaking people in Väsby but there are a few. Täby has a lot of English speaking communities and Americans though. You are all welcome!

  • Farrah Gillani 6 Dec 2012

    Thank you so much – lovely to see the list getting bigger 🙂

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