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The Christmas dinner buffe at Gamla Riksarkivet in Stockholm

Photo: Mathias Nordgren

Categories: Restaurants

A Christmas dinner in Stockholm

Publish date: 12 November 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swedish government has restricted the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants, until May 17. All restaurants and bars must close at 8.30 pm (20.30). This might lead to some restaurants and bars not opening at all.

Meatballs, Jansson's temptation, lutfisk, gingerbread and hot mulled wine ("glögg"). For anyone who wants to experience a traditional Swedish Christmas, the Christmas buffet ("julbord") is a must! Here are our top tips on restaurants offering Christmas buffet, and some restaurants that are open for dinner during the Christmas holidays. The julbord season starts in late November.