Associations, clubs, school choirs, museums, galleries and farms arrange their own Christmas markets where they sell unique, handmade products at accompanying special activities and events.
Winter markets were a common tradition in Norway even before Christmas became a holiday. Many farms today sell their goods such as organic jams, home-knitted sweaters, home-made soap and herbs at these markets. Artists, both professional and amateur also use these opportunities to exhibit and sell their pieces of art. Often you can purchase paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry in addition to specially designed clothes. The most exotic part of every market is the blending smell of mulled wine, Christmas pudding, gingerbread cookies and holiday donuts.
With all they have to offer, Christmas markets are a unique place to experience a pleasant and even old-fashioned Norwegian Christmas spirit, while finding unique and original Christmas gifts.
In the Oslo region alone, more and more Christmas markets have popped up recently. On Youngsstorget, there has been a huge Christmas market throughout December; this market has been Oslo’s largest. The National Museum of Bygdøy also organizes child-friendly Christmas markets on weekends in December, with Santa Claus workshops and market stalls.
Among all traditional markets, Designers’ Christmas market in Grünerløkka provides a different experience on Saturdays and Sundays in December.
The Designers’ Christmas Market
Saturday/Sundays in December: 10:00 – 18:00
At the Designers’ Christmas market you can meet exhibitors from home and abroad. Here you will find jewelry, artwork, clothing, furniture, lamps and much more.
DogA, Hausmannsgate 16, 0182 Oslo
Old Fashioned Christmas in Bærums Verk
From Monday to Sunday between 1 December – 18 December at 10:00-18:00
Christmas street in Bærums Verk is open every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve. Christmas street is an old-fashioned Christmas market featuring a farmers market, reindeer, horse and sleigh and entertainment.
Christmas market: Old-fashioned Christmas market with lots of food and arts & crafts. Open Saturdays (10:00-18:00) and Sundays (12:00-18:00).
Farmers’ Market: Sundays 12:00-18:00.
Horse & carriage: Free horse and carriage rides Saturdays and Sundays 13:00-15:00.
Reindeer and sleigh: Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-15:00. Free rides for the children.
Bærum Girls’ Choir: Concerts on Saturdays at 13:00 and Sundays at 15:00.
Stabburskapellet: The beautiful chapel Stabburskapellet open Saturdays and Sundays 13:00-16:00.
Christmas market at Spikersuppa
Right in the centre of Oslo you will find an exciting and cosy Christmas market for adults and children – with food and drinks, presents, Christmas delicacies, Christmas decorations and arts and crafts.
Spikersuppa is filled with stands and tents, lit and decorated for Christmas. Bring your family and friends and come find the Christmas spirit!
28/11/2013-21/12/2013 Monday-Sunday 11:00-19:00 Spikersuppa
22/12/2013-22/12/2013 Sunday 11:00-18:00 Spikersuppa
Christmas market at Blå
Saturdays and Sundays before Christmas you can visit the Christmas market around “Blå” at Grünerløkka. Here you can find knit wear, jewellery, ceramics, glass, wool, clothes, toys, paintings, bags etc.
The rest of the year there is a Sunday market in the same place.
30/11/2013-22/12/2013 Saturday, Sunday 12:00-17:00 Blå