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Swedish Christmas Market in Rome

This Jesus mosaic from the Sancta Sanctorum is neither Swedish nor a Christmas market.

It’s pouring down rain in Rome and it’s 52F, so it hardly feels like the Christmas season (at least to this Jersey girl). Nevertheless, local holiday markets have commenced! Tomorrow November 30 and Saturday December 1, the Swedish church in Rome will be hosting its annual Julbasar (Christmas Market) featuring typical Swedish holiday food and beverages. Swing by for some glögg (mulled wine), pepparkakor (gingerbread cookies), kanelbullar (cinnamon buns), polkagrisar (candy canes), and varmkorv (hot dogs). I have no idea what hot dogs have to do with Christmas, but I will happily eat them at the Julbasar. The market is open from 1-7pm on November 30 and from 11am-7pm on December 1.

St Lukasgården
Via A. Bertoloni 1/E
Tel: 06-8080474
Transport: 217 & 910 from Tremini, 52 from San silvestro, Tram: 3 & 19.

2017-02-17T15:16:58+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments


  1. Mary Gerlach November 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Am coming to Rome Dec 5 What Xmas markets will be opened then?

  2. Mary Gerlach November 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Ps I bought your Rome Foodie ap for my I phone but no many 2star dining offerings

  3. Katie November 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Hey Mary, here is a listing (in italian) of xmas markets


    christmas markets arent really a huge deal here so don’t expect too much:)

    thanks for getting the app. all (both!) of Rome’s 2-star restaurants are listed: Il Pagliaccio and Oliver Glowig. You are speaking about michelin stars?

  4. alesstar November 30, 2012 at 1:17 am - Reply

    the christmas market in Piazza Navona is the best and the most tipical christmas market in rome. you can find the roman donut (big, very big donut), the candy apple and the socks of the Befana 😉

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