Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Maihaugen’s Christmas Market

Maihaugen's Christmas Market takes place during the first weekend of Advent and thousands of visitors come to Lillehammer. Here you can experience the good old Christmas feeling.

Saturday 1 December - Sunday 2 December

Saturday 11.00 - 18.00 and Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

Maihaugen's Christmas Market is something special. In addition to a traditional Christmas market with lots of tasty treats and beautiful things to buy, there are all the historical houses decorated for Christmas like in the old days.

Step inside an open-hearth house and experience how Christmas was like in the Middle Ages. Or visit the daughter in 1950s house decorating the Christmas tree with ornaments used at that time.

Start the video (over) and get an impression of Maihaugen's Christmas market.


We have an extensive programme of activities during the Christmas Market. You can take part in sleigh rides, horse riding, Christmas workshop, gingerbread baking and much more.

Carol singers, candied almonds and burning fireplaces. Let your senses be filled with sights, sounds and scents, all to get you in the festive spirit just in time for Christmas.

A detailed programme will be avilable in november. More information about prices, tickets, transport and more will be presented in August. 


To jenter med nisselue koser seg ved bålet på Maihaugen

Foto: Esben Haakenstad

Juleforberedelser Prestegarden Maihaugen

Christmas preparations. Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Gode glaserte epler på julemarked Maihaugen

Glazed apples! Photo: Audbjørn Rønning/Maihaugen

Sleigh rides in beautiful surroundings. Photo: Jørgen Skaug. 

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