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Christmas tree
Christmas tree
A typical Swedish Christmas tree has decorations such as baubles, strings of lights and tinsel but also quite often straw figures and small Swedish flags. The Christmas goat is one of the very oldest Christmas symbols in Sweden and is often placed near the Christmas tree.
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How does a traditional Christmas in Sweden look like? Bake your own gingerbread house, visit our Christmas markets, attend a Lucia celebration and enjoy the endless array of delicacies on the Swedish Christmas buffet, 'julbord'.

Below you can find out more about Swedish Christmas traditions and food.