Holiday break ideas

21 Dec

This ought to keep you busy!

It's too cold to just stand around and do nothing. Take some of the activity suggestions below! Picture © Antti Hussi.

Thanks to Smålands’ International Secretariat for passing along these suggestions – and now we pass them on to you!

“Are you in Lund and bored over the holidays?? We’ve got some ideas/suggestions/inspiration for you!!!

—Drink warm glögg with raisins and almonds and eat gingersnaps (pepparkakor) like a true Swede!!
—Watch Donald Duck (Kalle Anka) on Christmas Eve at 3pm like most families in Sweden. Here’s an article in English about it.
—Check out upcoming concerts at Mejeriet (by Stadsparken). Monday Swing on the 27th!
—Go see the exhibition at Lund’s art museum – it’s free!
Have a cup of warm cocoa at a cute little cafe… we recommend Ariman by Domkyrkan.

—See an exhibition on Mexican public art at the Museum of Sketches – bring your student card and it’s free!
—Donate to a charity — UNICEF, WWF, Amnesty, etc.
—See a concert at Klosterkyrkan on Christmas Eve – ticket sales benefit the homeless. 100kr. Presale tickets available at Old Bull Pub.
—On Christmas you can go around saying “God jul” (goad yule) to everyone!
—If you’ve got money to blow then go all out and do the “Julbord” at Carlssons Trädgård (by Mårtenstorg). 495kr. Crazy amounts of food (no idea how much is vegetarian/vegan), traditional Swedish favorites are more modern options.
—Free concert on Christmas Day at City Hall (Stadshallen on Stor Torg). Starts at 12 but be sure to come early because it’s quite popular!
—Organ concert on Christmas Day at Allhelgonakyrkan at 1pm. Address: Bredgatan 34
—Midnight mass at Allhelgonakyrkan on Bredgatan 34. Starts at 11:30pm
—On New Years people will set off fireworks. Either join in the fun or go up to a high point (Dackegården??? St. Hans backe???) and watch them.
New Years Eve party at Mejeriet (by Stadsparken). 120kr.”

If you have some ideas of your own, don’t be shy – share them with us. The more, the merrier!


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