Saturday, February 8th: The last day of the winter market

Saturday, the third and final day of the main winter market, is always the day with the most visitors. The streets are crowded, sometimes so much that you need to stop and find ways to walk around the crowds. Saturday is also the day when salesmen sells the most of all days, and the day when there is a slightly better chance to successfully negotiate about the prices for the products you are interested in buying. The last few hours are, except for the mentioned bargaining, also the time for me to take a final walk through the market area and speak with people (both visitors and salesmen) about their experiences of this years market.

In an hour, I will listen to beautiful music performed by a youth symphony orchestra, hosted by talented musician and TV host Kalle Moraeus. To me, personally, it will be one of the highlights of the market. More about that later. But first: Time for a last walk through the market…