Thursday, December 07, 2006

Feeling Christmassy!

We had Daniel's Mum and Dad to stay this weekend, and no visit to Gothenburg in December would be complete without a trip to Liseberg. To reach Liseberg theme park we took an old 1920's tram that they only run during the Christmas period. It had beautiful wooden interiors and is complete with a driver and conductor in old fashioned uniforms and white gloves!

All of the rides at Liseberg are shut during the winter, but instead they cover the park with just under 5 million tiny fairy lights and have lots of little market stall selling Christmassy produce.

They even had an ice bar, which is made from the same ice they use to build the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi in the North of Sweden. I don't think the bar staff looked as though they were enjoying themselves too much!

I think our tree needs a few more lights before it can compete with Liseberg!


At 4:59 AM, Anonymous Laura said...

Hi Helen,
Hope you have a fantastic Christmas, and a big congratulations on your engagement. Am so excited for you and Daniel. Thank you so much for our wedding card, it was lovely to get. We are settling in very well to married life and having lots of fun. love Laura xoxo

At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...I missed it!! I feel so bad that I am late on posting a comment.

Everything looks lovely. I think your tree is quite pretty. My husband Rob thinks you can never have enough lights...

Hope you have wonderful holidays with your very special man. All the best.


At 1:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

woow ive never experienced european christmas.
the photos look sooo exotic!
the tram looks sooo cute..
thank u very much.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

At 6:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I just can't imagine putting that many lights on a tre... how fantastic.

Merry Christmas!

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Marie said...


I hope you are having a marvellous Christmas. I'm so jealous that you get to put up your tree so early. My Swede is strictly a traditionalist and will not hear of a julgran here until December 23rd! It kills me every year :)

God Jul!

At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Minna said...

So pretty, I bet Liseberg brings out true Christmas feeling this time of year, considering there's been nothing but rain in the southern parts of the country... Think it could look a bit like Tivoli, in Copenhagen, this time of year. And my Christmas tree is fake, and probably looks nothing as stunning as the parks' but they are home-made and still gives a 'homey' look :)

At 4:59 PM, Blogger kimananda said...

Hey, Minna is right, it does look somewhat like Tivoli! And your tree is sweet as well. I hope you had a great Christmas, and that you both have an even greater New Year and 2007!

At 6:10 AM, Blogger verniciousknids said...

Happy New Year!

At 10:52 PM, Blogger Sonia said...

I hope 2007 will be a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year for you both and for all of your loved ones!


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