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Selling trees at Medborgarplatsen

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I hardly put up Christmas trees though I’ll probably need to start doing so now that there’s a kid in the house.

Dotting squares, street corners, and neighborhoods all over Stockholm are small Christmas tree (julgrann) vendors with freshly cut pine trees for sale.

Here’s one such vendor camped out at Medborgarplatsen (Citizen Square) in Södermalm.

Christmas lights along Drottninggatan

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A few Christmas lights lining Stockholm’s main pedestrian street Drottninggatan.

Dark days around Gamla stan and Slussen

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I often tell my friends that Stockholm is at its most photogenic during long summer days.

I fully take that back now.

Celebrating Saint Lucia Day

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One of the highlights of December besides Christmas is the celebration of Saint Lucia Day. Kids and adults alike wearing crowns of light and dressed in flowing white robes add an ethereal presence to the cold dark winter.

LaChapelle exhibit at Fotografiska

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My friend Kendra and I recently checked out artist David LaChapelle’s edgy exhibition, Burning Beauty, at Fotografiska – one of Stockholm’s highly popular museums. It’s said to be his largest exhibition, taking up the entire museum which was shut down for a couple days just to install his work.