The Christmas lights have been lit for the dark season. Even at midday the lights shine bright. The sun never makes it over the horizon now so it is necessary to have the lights on all the time. Most shops have torch-candles outside to welcome shoppers a God Jul and add to the atmosphere. (The above pictures where taken at noon.)
In the winter-blue the lights turn the city into a fairy tale land. Walking in the snow along the decorated shop windows with the lights overhead, while hearing Christmas carollers and smelling the waffles from the street stalls all makes up Christmas in Tromsø.
(This is the first post in a four part series of Saturday in the City. The second is Saturday in the City: Waffles.)