There is a lot of festive fun before Christmas in Luleå. Shop all Christmas gifts on the wishing lists. Find warm knitted gloves, chewy toffee and warm yourself with hot mulled wine at the Christmas markets. Listen to beautiful Christmas concerts or enjoy a sparkling figure skating show. Eat a traditional Swedish Christmas dinner. Join us in a live Christmas calendar. Luleå has all this and the celebration begins in November.

For details on every event see: Event calendar

Below you will find a small selection of happenings from late November, during December up until Christmas.
Subject to change.

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Christmas shopping

Christmas Shopping is a big tradition in Luleå. Visitors from all around Swedish Lapland travel to the city for shopping christmas presents.
Accordingly, the Shopping centres and shops in the city stay open longer around christmas.

Here's the big shopping centres and their scheduales. 

Strand galleria

21 december 10 am- 10 pm
22 december 10 am-10 pm
Christmas eve closed
Christmas day closed
26 december 10 am-16 pm
New Years eve closed

Shopping galleria

21 december 10 am- 10 pm
22 december 10 am-10 pm
Christmas eve closed
Christmas day closed
26 december 10 am-16 pm
New Years eve closed

Smedjan galleria

Christmas eve 10 am-2 pm
Christmas day closed
26 december 10 am-16 pm
New years eve 10 am-14 pm
New Years day closed

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Traditional Swedish Christmas smoergasbord

From late November and throughout December you're able to enjoy the famous Swedish Christmas Smoergasbord. This is a guide to some of the ones well worth visiting:

Click on the links below to find out more about each restaurant:

Christmas at the chuchtown

3-4 dec Christmas market at Hägnan, Gammelstad – One of swedens more renovned market places. Come and try the local food and art work.

7 dec 20 years as a world heritage – Celebrating Gammelstad church towns 20 years as a world heritage with events both in the city and in the church town.

Monday-thursday, 1.00 pm, throughout december Guided tours in the church town 

Weekends, 3 pm, throughout december Guided tours in the church town

More about that here!

    

Christmas shows and concerts

Kulturens hus:

2 dec Elvis Christmas 

4 dec A traditional swedish christmas -With famous artists as Rickard Söderberg and Arja Sajonmaa

7 dec The Refreshments och Louise Hoffsten - Christmas classics with beloved swedish singer Louise Hoffsten and rock band The Refreshments.

Read more: Evenemang eller www.kulturenshus.com

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Coop Norrbotten Arena:

21 dec Christmas on Ice

Ice and fire, combined with world class figure skaters, musicans and pyro artists – this show is something else. one of the most popular events of the christmas celebration in Luleå.

Read more: Evenemang eller www.luleakk.se