Christmas for Everyone

With the year quickly approaching its end, Christmas is on everyone’s minds. The family-friendly holidays is a time of joy, togetherness and love. Of course, food, drinks and fun accompany it closely. If your expat family will not be able to take a break and travel back home for the holidays, you needn’t worry, as you will be able to enjoy every bit of Sweden in London.

The Swedish Christmas Market will be taking place on November 17th, 19th and 20th at Ulrika Eleonora Church in London, which organises the event every year. Other than being able to buy Swedish goodies - such as bread, food, textiles, godis and glögg - the Christmas gives a complete feel of Swedish life. The saleswomen are often dressed in traditional costumes and always wear smiles on their faces. The market is a perfect place to feel at home, delight your palate with amazing Swedish cuisine and mingle with other Swedes. The family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for whole expat families who are longing for home.

Arts with Family

For families who are cinema aficionados, the London Film Festival will be screening a selection of Swedish films, including The Giant, which tells the tender story of an autistic and deformed man who dreams of sports and wonderlands. If your family is a fan of Swedish art, you can check out Brita Granström’s exhibition at Tanner & Lawson in November and December. Her unique paintings captures landscapes inspired by the Scottish borders and those back at home in Sweden.

You can check out other family-friendly events at the Embassy of Sweden’s website where they often update the calendar and you can find many things to do to keep you rooted to your origins from the Nordic country.