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Take a tour of Christmas celebrations from the 1830's and onwards. The bonfires are lit and the Christmas dinner tables from different time in history. In several of the Skansen houses and farmsteads, christmas and coffee tables stand waiting and christmas trees have been decorated, illustrating the Yuletide customs of days gone by. Several of the traditional courses on the Christmas table are still a part of present-day celebrations.

  • The Printer´s Home 1840’s
    The young couple that runs the printing press celebrates Boxing day with a dinner for friends and with the Christmas tree right in the middle of the table. Look through the window.

    Delsbo farmstead 1850’s
    Here you will find a Christmas table set for dinner with beautiful candles and the best food one could think of. Open on Christmas Eve.

    The Oktorp farmstead 1870’s
    It´s Christmas eve on the farm in the south of Sweden. The family is about to sit down at the Christmas table.

    The Väla school 1910’s
    The teacher and his family holds the annual “wrecking of the Christmas tree”-party for all the children in the village. Look through the window

    The Farm Labourer’s Cottage 1920’s
    Christmas in the home of the farm labourer’s is simple but solemn. The pig has been slaughtered and there’s pork and the traditional bacalao with bechamel sauce for dinner. Look through the window

    The Ironmonger’s apartment 1930’s
    The family is cleaning and decorating their modern apartment, waiting for Christmas. Open on Christmas Eve.

    The Ironware store 1930’s
    Buy the latest in fashion this Christmas in the 1930’s – Christmas tree decorations, angel candlesticks and butter pigs.

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