Ingólfstorg square in Reykjavik is transformed into a Yule town in mid-December. Yule Town offers a wide selection of hand-crafted gifts, Christmas decorations, delicious food and a large ice-skating rink in the middle of the square. Yule Town will be open December 2nd – 23rd
The street food market Jolakras is held on the weekend before Christmas in Fogetagardurinn, Reykjavik. Opening hours are between 13:00 and 19:00. Jolakras is the Christmas themed version of Kras Street Food Market, which is held in summer. The market is a collaboration of Reykjavík’s finest restaurateurs coming together and creating their version of fine dining Christmas themed street food.
The Children’s Christmas Workshop opens in Reykjavík City Hall on December 5th and runs until January 7th. At the workshop families can sit down and create their own Christmas decorations to take home or explore the Christmas Cave.
The annual Crafts & Design Christmas market and the Christmas tree sale in Heidmork woods, located on the outskirts of Reykjavík, will be open every weekend from November 26th until Christmas, from 11:00 – 16:30. With readings and concerts at the cafeteria every day, there is plenty to see at this market that mainly sells hand-crafted items. Every day at 14:00 a small bonfire is lit and Christmas stories are read for the children. One of the Yule Lads might even pop in for a visit.
The whole downtown area of Hafnarfjordur becomes one big Christmas Village during Advent. The Christmas Village is very kid friendly as the local children are in charge of decorating and the local primary school provides entertainment. Various competitions are held, like a competition for the best snowman. Adults can enjoy perusing the various stalls selling hand-crafted items, street food or warming drinks. The market opens on November 26th and is open from 12:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas, from 18:00 – 21:00 on Tuesday 22 December and Wednesday 23 December.
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