The Big Christmas Buffet Guide: 17 Nordic Christmas Buffets
The Christmas Buffet season is around the corner and there are almost too many good options to choose from. We have been reviewing heaps of useful Christmas Buffet information, all with the purpose of helping you choose the Christmas Buffet that is right for you. You will find the best Nordic Christmas Buffets here! Regardless of whether you are organising a Christmas Buffet for the company function or if you are taking your sweetheart for a cosy night out, we know the right place for you!
Christmas Buffets in Sweden
Hotel C Stockholm – icebar, “gubbröra and Tabasco”
Stockholm, Vasaplan 4
When is your Christmas Buffet on? Between November 24 and December 21. We even serve a Christmas Buffet on Christmas Eve itself, December 24.
Who are your typical guests? Couples or groups of 200, it doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We have created a flavourful Christmas Buffet in collaboration with master chef Catarina König. There is a “Gubbröra” (Swedish traditional egg and anchovies dish) with Tabasco sauce. Who can walk past that? At Hotel C Stockholm you can start the evening with a drink in our -7°C cold IceBar. It’s really cool!
Clarion Hotel Amaranten – magic desserts, meatballs and master chefs
Stockholm, Kungsholmsgatan 31
When is your Christmas Buffet on? December 15 and 16.
Who are your typical guests? Anyone interested in gastronomy.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We serve classic Swedish Christmas food in a creative fashion. Our innovative Head Chef Daniel Haynes, who was part of the Swedish National Chefs Team, is not only serving up great food but is also creating dessert magic. Daniel Haynes’s own words are that he will not be judgmental of anyone who’s first choice from the Christmas Buffet is the toffee. The meatballs are the most popular dish after the desserts. In the kitchen at Clarion Hotel Amaranten they will be making meatballs every day throughout December.
Clarion Hotel Stockholm – mingle, after work and a feeling of South America
Stockholm, Ringvägen 98
When is your Christmas Buffet on? From end of November till end of December.
Who are your typical guests? As we only serve Christmas Buffets on request, our typical guests are corporate guests, both big and small groups. Having said that, we do offer a Christmas inspired brunch throughout December (Sat-Sun 12pm – 3pm).
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We offer everything from a magnificent Christmas Buffet to Christmas Mingle with an after-work feeling. Or, why not something inspired by South America if you already have had enough of Christmas? There is something for everyone at our hotel. If you do come for our Christmas Buffet, make sure not to miss our sliders with Västerbotten-cheese Crème (a slider is an delicious mini-burger).
Clarion Hotel Sign – Christmas Buffet in a Scandinavian ambiance
Stockholm, Östra Järnvägsgatan 35
When is your Christmas Buffet on? November 29 – December 15.
Who are your typical guests? Primarily corporations. Anything from 5 to 550 people.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? Our wonderful Christmas Buffet has a focus on organic and local produce. The flavours originate from Grandma’s old classics as well as from new innovative recipes. We serve our Christmas Buffet in a newly refurbished space in exciting Scandinavian design.
Clarion Hotel Örebro – Christmas Brunch with an American touch
Örebro, Kungsgatan 14
When is your Christmas Buffet on? November 25 – December 17.
Who are your typical guests? Primarily private groups, so please bring family and friends to our mouth-watering and pleasant Christmas Brunch.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? If you are looking for something really unique, then you should visit us! We serve up a Christmas Brunch with an American touch. Like the Kitchen & Table-style.
Does Clarion Hotel Örebro’s Christmas Brunch sound tempting? You should try it out!
Aronsborg Conference Hotel – a chocolate lovers dream, perfect for businesses
Bålsta, Helgövägen 7
When is your Christmas Buffet on? November 24 – December 15.
Who are your typical guests? Everyone. Private groups as well as conference and corporate guests. And chocolate lovers – needless to say.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We have the best dessert buffet in the Nordic countries – all according to an anonymous, but reliable source. The chocolate pralines at Aronsborg are so popular that people even buy them to bring home. We are not only serving chocolate though, but also a classic Swedish Christmas Buffet.
Clarion Hotel Gillet – exciting flavours in Uppsala
Uppsala, Dragarbrunnsgatan 23
When is your Christmas Buffet on? December 1 – 21.
Who are your typical guests? All from small private groups to large company functions.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? Clarion Hotel Gillet started to serve up Christmas Buffets already in the early 1980s, thus we dare to say we have a few years of experience under our belt. In recent years our Christmas Buffet has been a collaboration with our restaurant Kitchen and Table, which means that it has clear inspirations from Manhattan. If you visit us this Christmas, you can taste creations such as Tandoori Smoked Salmon and Apple & Cheddar Pie!
Selma Spa – classic in a prominent spa-setting in Värmland
Sunne, Sundbergsvägen 3
When is your Christmas Buffet on? December 7 – 9.
Who are your typical guests? It varies. Both individuals and private- and corporate groups.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We offer guests a traditional Christmas Buffet strongly influenced by produce from the forests and farms in Värmland. You can’t go past the delicious small goods selection. These are delicacies you must try at least once in your lifetime. Why not this year?
Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live – epic show and 3-course sustainability-focused dinner
Malmö, Dag Hammarskjölds Torg 2
When is your Christmas Buffet on? December 7 – 9.
Who are your typical guests? Everyone. Particularly this year when we focus on a more authentic Christmas dinner and local comedians performing an energetic winter show with laughers and awesome dance moves.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? Being sustainability and quality minded, we offer a wonderful 3-course menu instead of a traditional Christmas Buffet. To this, we have put together a food-matching drinks package. Sit back, enjoy your dinner and be entertained by a truly exhilarating show.
Comfort Hotel Göteborg – classic with an Asian inspiration
Göteborg, Skeppsbroplatsen 1
When is your Christmas Buffet on? November 24 – December 17.
Who are your typical guests? People who eat out on Thursdays and Fridays, as it’s already fully booked! Just kidding, everyone is welcome.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We offer a traditional Christmas Buffet with flavours from our Asian-inspired restaurant OBGB.
Do you want to try a traditional Christmas Buffet influenced by Asian flavours? Welcome to Comfort Hotel Göteborg.
Strömstad Spa & Resort – spa and rock n’ roll music on the West Coast
Strömstad, Kebalvägen 229
When is your Christmas Buffet on? November 24 – December 16.
Who are your typical guests? Both corporate and private guests.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We offer a traditional Swedish Christmas Buffet, so what can go wrong? Why not take the opportunity for some relaxation in our Spa before dinner? Or be entertained by the rock n’ roll duo Andersson & Högdahl, who is performing every weekend.
Stenungsund, Södra Stenungsund
When is your Christmas Buffet on? For a whole month, from November 17 till December 17.
Who are your typical guests? Predominantly corporations who celebrate the end of the year with their staff or customers. We obviously also have private guests, but to a lesser extent.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? Stenungsbaden has served Christmas Buffets since 1963! This is really our thing! Our magnificent Christmas Buffet offers a great choice of classic dishes, of which many have influences from the sea and archipelago just outside. Make sure to try our many homemade marinated herrings and our different salmon dishes. And don’t leave without trying our renowned egg-cheese, made by Harald in the kitchen every year.
Skt. Petri – genuine Danish festive atmosphere in the middle of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Krystalgade 22
When is your Christmas Buffet on? All four Fridays leading up to Christmas Eve.
Who are your typical guests? Large corporate groups, but also smaller groups of 10-30 people.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We serve our Christmas Buffet in the lobby restaurant, which brings a real festive atmosphere to the whole hotel. The Christmas Buffet includes everything from Danish “smørrebrød” (open sandwiches) to marinated herring and the classic oven baked pork steak. If you like to dress up, this is a great place for you. At Skt. Petri it is perfectly fine to come in your best dress or in a jacket.
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport – all you need with the airport as your neighbour
Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Ellehammersvej 20
When is your Christmas Buffet on? November 24 – December 24.
Who are your typical guests? A great variety of small and large local companies, and also private groups.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? At Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport you will experience a Christmas Buffet with all the Danish traditional dishes you can think of. Food, drinks, service as well as the atmosphere will all be the best. With the Metro just outside the hotel and only 12 minutes in to Copenhagen, you can also eave the car at home. Everything has been thought of for a perfect evening!
Norefjell Ski & Spa – a Christmas Show amongst the skiing idyll
When is your Christmas Buffet on? November 17 till December 9.
Who are your typical guests? A predominant part of our guest is corporate guests.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? Apart from a magnificent Norwegian Christmas Buffet, we also offer a great Christmas Show performed by famous artists and comedians. In addition, the surrounding nature provides a genuine connection to the mountains.
Clarion Hotel & Congress Oslo Airport – if you want to invite the whole organisation
Oslo Gardermoen, Hans Gaarders veg 15
When is your Christmas Buffet on? Saturday December 9th. We put together a great evening with a concert performance, appetiser and Christmas Buffet.
Who are your typical guests? Corporate and private groups. There are room for a lot of guests at The Qube (the hotel’s grand event hall, recently recognised as Norway’s Best Large Arena).
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? At this magic event 2,500 dressed up guests will enjoy a wonderful Norwegian Christmas Dinner followed by DDE and Love Shack performing on the stage. This will be an evening to remember for a long time.
Clarion Hotel Tyholmen – music and traditional Christmas Buffet in Arendal
Arendal, Teaterplassen 2
When is your Christmas Buffet on? Fridays and Saturdays during weeks 47, 48 and 49.
Who are your typical guests? An equal mix of corporate and private guests.
Why should we choose your Christmas Buffet? We offer a large Christmas Buffet with classic Norwegian Christmas food and music entertainment performed by the Playmood band. Clarion Hotel Tyholmen also offers a Christmas Lunch, if that takes your fancy.
By when do I have to make a table reservation?
This is almost the most important thing. When to make a table reservation? After having spoken with all these Christmas Buffet experts at the different restaurants, here is some general advice:
- If you are planning a Christmas Buffet with a small group of people, then you can book a table sometime during autumn. If you want to be sure not to miss out, we recommend you make your reservation in September. Willing to take a risk? If so, you can leave it till November.
- If you are booking for a large group, then we strongly advise you to make a reservation before or during the summer months. Some restaurants receive their first bookings already in January.
Are you after more Christmas inspiration? You’ll find an interesting article to read here.
Are you keen to experience some of the cosiest Nordic Christmas Markets? Find more information about the markets here.