21 Jun 2024
christmas
Books Shopping

YLC Five Fave Books for Christmas

Still a stocking short of a few presents? More style than substance on your Christmas list? Don’t miss our five book picks – as chosen by YOU readers!   We recently asked our fabulous readers to recommend a book they thought would make a great gift for someone else or even one they’d love to […]

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Swedish Culture Tourist Information What's on: Stockholm

Lucia in Sweden: Light in Dark December

Come Friday Stockholm will be overrun with white-clad kids and girls with candles in their hair. YLC’s Judi Lembke explains Swedish Christmas, one tradition at a time…   We already know that winter in Sweden is cold, it’s dark and it sometimes feels like the sun will never show its face again. Here enters Lucia, […]

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Community Swedish Culture

Swedish Traditions: Lucia

Lucia celebrations light up the dark … Friday, December 13th 2013

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Family Shopping

What to Buy Kids for Christmas: YLC Gift Ideas 2013

It’s not Christmas without the kids! But – what to get them? Never fear, YLC is here with the 2013 list of greatest gifts for your merry munchkins! 1. Circus School Yes, we’re going to get a bit crazy right off the bat here. But seriously – how many times have you wished your parents […]

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Family Activities What's on: Kids

YLC Christmas Giveaway: Junibacken Annual Passes

In Stockholm with kids? There are few places as popular to take them as the enchanted world of Junibacken. YLC teamed up with this fun fantasyland to give readers a chance to win two pairs of annual passes! Follow instructions below to win! Junibacken is an indoor fantasy world, where there are regular shows performed […]

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Creative Arts

YLC Christmas Giveaway: A Christmas Carol

Let us spirit you away to a chilly Victorian London with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! YLC has two pairs of tickets to give away! There is no ‘Bah, humbug’ about it – YOU have a chance to win! The play opened for the first time in Stockholm  in 1988 and was the highlight of many Stockholmers’ […]

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Expat Cookbook Swedish Culture

Glöggfika: the Swedish Christmas social

So, it’s almost Christmas and your boss/neighbour/Swedish friend has requested your attendance at a function beginning with glögg-something. What to expect? What to bring? The questions are a-massing…  December is drawing nigh, it’s peak glögg-glugging time and chances are that you’ve been invited to a glöggfika, or perhaps you want to hold your own only… you […]

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Swedish Culture

Advent in Sweden: Counting down to Christmas

Stockholmers are readying for the coming First Advent weekend, when lights go up in windows and glögg is put on the boil. YLC’s Judi Lembke explains the phenomenon that is a Swedish Christmas, one tradition at a time… Advent to me is those cardboard chocolate Christmas calendars the kids get all excited about because it […]

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Expat Cookbook Swedish Culture

Pepparkakor: The YLC lowdown

It’s the time of year to get baking! And what Christmas of glögg-party would be complete without these babies? At YLC we have searched far and wide for the best recipe EVER – just for YOU! Pepparkakor – also known as ginger snaps or ginger thins or ginger biscuits – have a rather long and […]

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Community Family What's on: Kids

What’s on and Where to Go in Stockholm with Children: December

Christmas is magical with children and never more so than in Stockholm, where there’s a winter wonderland of fun to be had. Enjoy Christmas crafting, Santa spotting and… dog shows? Here’s Your Living City’s guide to enjoying Stockholm with children this month.

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