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Citybox Recommends: This Winter

Bergen Julemarked
Place type: Julemarked

The Bergen Christmas market is open from the 28th of November and lasts until the 22nd of December. it is located at "Festplassen" in city center is a must see in the days before the holidays. It is a great place to find that last present and at the same time sample some Norwegian christmas food.

The market is open from 10am - 09pm all days apart Sundays when it closes at 6pm.

  • Walking dist: 30 min
  • Price: Medium
Place type: Town
Teatergaten 37

Every year since 1991 school children, kindergardners and others donate their gingerbread houses to the Gingerbread town. This is one of the most well known traditions got in Bergen and it is the World's biggest Gingerbread town!

The Town is open from 16th of November until 31st of December. Opening hours is 9am to 9pm on weekdays and 10am to 07pm on Weekends.
100,- NOK entrance fee for adults, children younger than 12 have free entry.

  • Walking dist: 40 min
  • Price: Low

Biggest movie releases

  • Apocolyps Now: Final Cut – 06/12
  • Black Christmas – 06/12
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 18/12
  • Camorraens barn – 25/12
  • Cats – 25/12
  • Flukten fra Øst-Tyskland – 25/12
  • Frost 2 – 25/12
  • 21 Bridges – 03/01
  • Bombshell – 10/01
  • Bad boys for life – 17/01
  • Dolittle – 17/01
  • 1917 – 24/01


This month’s biggest theater shows

  • Per Gynt DUB (Teaterkjelleren). 02/12 – 28/12
  • Wendy og Peter Pan (Store Scene, DNS). 02/12 – 28/12
  • Å Bergen, Bergen (Store Scene, DNS). 02/12 – 30/12
  • Julegøy 2 (Ole Bull Scene). 04/12 -04/01
  • Svartnissen kommer til Bergen (Ole Bull Scene). 08/12 – 30/12
  • De Unges Nøtteknekker (Griegsalen, Grieghallen). 16/12 – 18/12
  • Evig Søndag, (Lille scene DNS). 12/12 – 28/12
  • Carte Blanche – Nororoca (Studio Bergen). 23/01 – 01/02

This month’s biggest concerts

  • Julekonsert med Christel Alsos (Håkonshallen) 06/12
  • Julero med PUST (Johanneskirken) 06/12
  • Neste steg 2 – Havet (Griegsalen, Grieghallen) 12/12 – 13/12
  • Bigbang (USF Verftet) 14/12
  • Julekonsert med Kurt Nilsen (Grieghallen), 19/12 – 22/12
  • Gentle Groove – Led Zeppelin tribute (Madam Felle) 20/12 – 21/12

Other big events this month

  • Drømmedryss (KODE 4) 22/12 – 01/01
  • Lightkeepers (S12 Galleri og verksted) 01/12 – 20/12, 08/01 – 02/02
  • Jul workshop for kids (Vilvite) 30/11 – 30/12
  • Bondens Julemarked (Bergen fish market)07/12
  • Advent og Jul på fløyen (Fløyen)  01/12, 08/12, 15/12, 22/12
  • Gjenbruksmarked (Grieghallen) 11/12
  • Bergen International Whiskey Festival (Grieghallen) 31/1 – 1/2
Place type: Ice skating, viewpoint
Øvre Blekeveien 1

If we have been lucky, and have had a few days in a row with cold, clear weather, Skansedammen will turn in to the perfect place for outdoor ice skating. Remember to bring your own gear! Don't have any? Then we suggest visiting Iskanten instead - an indoor arena for ice skating and curling, at Loddfjordveien 2, 5171 Loddefjord.

  • Walking dist: 30 min
  • Price: Low
Place type: Walking or jogging route
Parkveien 24

Closest park and one of, if not the most beautiful park in Bergen, and real nice for just a short walk, or to run laps around. Follow the pathway to get further down into the park.

  • Walking dist: 5 min
Place type: ACTIVITY
Vetrlidsallmenningen 21

Take a ride on the funicular up to the famous Mount Fløyen, and see the beautiful view over Bergen. Eat a waffle, say hello to the troll, and take a stroll on one of the many different walking paths on top of the mountain.
If we are blessed with snow, Fløyen offers several nice cross country skiing paths.

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Medium
Place type: sightseeing / shopping
Bryggen, 5003 Bergen

Bryggen is world famous and it dates back to 1070 A.D. It is also on the UNESCO world heritage list, and it is well worth a visit to see the old wooden houses, that has remained the same since the early 1700's, when they were rebuilt after the big fire that burnt all of Bergen down to ashes in 1702.
It is free to walk on Bryggen, but it will cost you a little more if you decide to do some shopping in one of the stores. We recommend a visit to Julehuset - a store filled with only Christmas decorations!

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Medium