Each year the winter holiday season brings with it Christmas markets all across Europe, and Oslo is no exception with Jul i Vinterland (Christmas in winter wonderland) smack-dab in the middle of town.
Step right up and in – entrance is free and you’re also free to just amble about amidst the crowds and the various booths where shopkeepers and entrepreneurs brave the cold, snow (or rain) to peddle their wares. There’s no shortage of free samples of cheese, roasted almonds, baked goods and more to tempt you to offload some of your money, but it’s also a good opportunity for tourists and residents alike to take a break, try something uniquely Norwegian or simply huddle up against a small bonfire to warm their bones. In any case, it’s a great place to go to charge up with some Christmas spirit (aka Gløgg or mulled wine).
There are also concerts and show events from time to time. Check the official website for the latest info.