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 02. December - Sunday 03. 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.

Julekor som synger julesanger under julemarkedet på Maihaugen, Lillehammer

Christmas choir sings carols. Photo: Esben Haakenstad. 

Bålpanne under julemarkedet på Maihaugen på Lillehammer

Photo: 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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