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Winter scene around Centralbadet

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Centralbadet, Stockholm’s popular bath house, sauna, spa, and rejuvenation center has been running since August 1904 (that’s 108 years!) and remains an iconic fixture right off Drottninggatan.

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.

Christmas market at Sergels torg

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While it may not be as atmospheric as Gamla stan’s own Christmas market, hanging around Stockholm’s center at Sergels torg still puts me in the holiday spirit.