I wanted to check out a Swedish Christmas market, and it turns out there is a nice outdoor one at an outdoor amusement park just down the road. Furuvik is dangerously close the the Skutskar paper mill (‘stink factory’, as Graham calls it), but is a really nice outdoor park with rides and a zoo, kind of like a mini-Skansen.
They had set up thousands and thousands of lights, mostly electric but also lots of outdoor candles (picture a giant tealight) and some hand-warming fires conveniently located throughout the park.
It was a cold afternoon/evening for wandering around, but I did pull off my mittens for the petting zoo. I would rather have found Meowy Svendsen, but the sheep were also very friendly. They had an enormous amount of wool – and they need ALL of it – but apparently they get shorn in March, when there is often still some snow around! I hope they get to keep a little.