We will be in Stockholm for 4 full days from December 22-25 as part of our larger Scandinavian trip. We will be staying with family, spending the Christmas Eve holiday celebrating with them. That leaves us 2-3 days to explore the city. We know that isn't much time to fully appreciate everything it has to offer, so we may need help narrowing things down. We plan to return in the summer in the next few years, so we don't need to cram everything in this trip.
What are some things we shouldn't miss? We know about Gamla Stan and I'm sure our family will give us some ideas of what to see, but we are looking for other opinions also. We will be doing a lot of Christmas markets in Copenhagen and Göteborg, so we don't feel the need to do them in Stockholm, unless there are any that are quite remarkable.
Is this a bad time to try to cram in a visit to Uppsala? We really want to see it, but maybe it would be better to add that to our return trip agenda in the summer?
Also, we are well aware of the weather potential and short daylight hours. We aren't afraid of being outdoors, no matter what the weather throws at us.