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Is it a bad idea to visit Stockholm at the end of November?

I can take a week at the end of November this year. I've never been to Sweden, and I'd love to go to Stockholm. However, I know it gets dark early at the time of year- is the magic totally lost that time of year/ should I wait till next year? Greyness doesn't bother me...I actually think things are prettier and romantic when it's cloudy, but darkness is a bit of a drag. It will be getting dark early where I live anyway though. Any thoughts on Stockholm this time of year?

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I went in Late December seemed pretty lively even though the days are short. It depends on what you can find that you would like to see or do in the evening.

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If you don't mind it being grey and dark, why not? The christmas decorations usually don't start until advent, but you might catch a few of them. The upside is that there won't be any lines at museums that time of the year.

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I visited Stockholm last year for the last week in November and had a great time, in spite of the cold weather (high of 26-27 degrees but sunny). The Christmas market in Gamla Stan was open every day, along with Christmas lights all over the city. The only place that was hard to enjoy was Skansen, which I visited one day when it was sleeting - but I still enjoyed it and bought Christmas presents at the wonderful gift shop, then walked 5 minutes to the Abba museum, where I also had lunch in a lovely restaurant after touring the museum.

Although it was dark by 3:30 - 4 pm, my daughter and I had wonderful evenings enjoying the restaurant scene and walked or took an Uber all over the city.

If you get lucky, you may have cold but sunny days, as we did - sunshine every day.