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What are the best places to visit in Stockholm?

I will be travelling to Sweden next month on Christmas. What do I need to prepare for?

Stockholm (Sweden)

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Mary from Leicester
>What do I need to prepare for?
1. Remember that daylight hours will be very limited and even more so if there is heavy cloud cover.  Sunrise on 25th December is just after 8am and sunset just after 3pm, so plan your outdoor sightseeing time to take account of this.
2. Max temperatures are likely to be low single figures Celsius, with temperatures below zero at night. There may well be rain or snow.
Pack clothes you can layer (several thin layers are much warmer than one thick layer), warm, water-resistant footwear, a warm, water- & wind-resistant outer layer (preferably with a hood), hat, scarf, gloves. Take sunglasses too: low winter sunshine can be very bright, especially if there is lying snow.
3. 24th, 25th and 26th December are all national public holidays. On those days you can expect most shops, restaurants and attractions to either be closed or to have more limited opening hours. 
There is public transport on national holidays but it runs to a reduced timetable.
 >What are the best places to visit in Stockholm?
'Best' is always a matter of personal preference an personal interests. Most visitors will want to see the Vasa Museum, the The Royal PalaceGamla Stan , the Skansen Open-Air MuseumStadshuset and perhaps the Abba The Museum but there are many more museums, galleries and historical sights & sites. Check opening times before you visit using the official website for each place (all have English language pages). 
There's a Christmas Market in Stockholm's Old Town until 23rd December. 
The official Stockholm tourist information site has lots of ideas,  useful links and details:

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  1. Vasa Museum (attraction)
  2. The Royal Palace (attraction)
  3. Gamla Stan (attraction)
  4. Skansen Open-Air Museum (attraction)
  5. Stadshuset (attraction)
  6. Abba The Museum (attraction)

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