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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 further notice. No alcohol is to be served after 8 pm (20:00). This might lead to some restaurants and bars closing earlier than usual, or 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.