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DN Sthlm assessing the wow-factor in the town's christmas lights with mästerpyntaren from Täby

It is very simple. The city of stockholm has a twelve pages long julbelysningsstrategi that will lay the groundwork for the christmas decorations in the city.

In the trafiknämnden hammer the annex states, among other things, that ”Stockholm is Scandinavia's best juldestination” and that ”this can contribute to Stockholm will be a new metropolis in 2020.”

This, then, reach through to decorate the centre of Stockholm. The city of stockholm and property owners in central Stockholm and are funding the christmas decorations together.

the Streets in central Stockholm and has since then been prioritised on a scale of 1-3 based on how important it is with the christmas decorations right there. Number 1 is the most high-priority streets while the 3 is the streets that get an easier layout.

Streets that have the highest priority to have a ”High-class workmanship with a high wow-factor”. Andraprioriterade streets shall have an ”Expressive design and/or masseffekt” and the lowest priority streets should have a ”simpler design and/or fewer decorations,” according to julbelysningsstrategin.

Furthermore, in the strategy, you can then read what kind of christmas lights that are appropriate at the different sites. High-priority Grev Turegatan shall, according to the strategy, for example, have a ”traditional and elegant” lighting. As high-priority Sergelgatan to be ”added to the warmth, joy and love” while Sergels torg is to ”create wonder and impress the visitors.”

the Lower priority streets are also described. Brunkebergstorg to give ”the feeling of trädgårdsservering”, Master Samuelsgatans christmas lights should be ”interesting” and Norra Bantorget ”may well have christmas lights that lit up the place and thus exceeds the visitor's expectations”.


Photo: Magnus Hallgren

Julpyntaren Tommy Wallentin is one of the county's biggest experts on the wow-factor through the christmas lights. His villa and plot in Täby is adorned with approximately 70.000 lamps. He has built a twelve-meter high eiffel tower that is lit with blue, red and white lights.

Tommy's house in Täby. Huge wow-factor. Photo: Tommy Wallentin

this is The 30th year that Tommy Wallentin julpyntar substantially flat. He has its christmas decorations up the ceiling with an aircraft and he has about 300 gnomes at home in the house.

because of this expertise, we have taken the help of mästerpyntaren Tommy Wallentin as for DN's behalf may assess the wow-factor on the christmas lights at the six locations according to the city shall have a maximum wow-factor, plus a place to which Tommy liked a little extra - Kungsträdgården.

the Scale is simple. Tommy gets split out 1-5 Tommy's per location. 5 Tommy's is the most wow-factor, 1 Tommy is no wow factor at all.

the Moose at Sergels torg. Photo: Magnus Hallgren

”Create wonder and impress the visitors. The place in need of warmth and a calm, so that the visitors feel comfortable. Exciting design, stylish, modern and scandinavian.”


Tommy's motivation: ”Where is christmas? There are no elves, and nothing that stands out. Surely they had been able to have some colors that belong to the christmas season. The only house that is nice in this town is the casino. Where is the hustle and bustle. Moose is great, but if the moose blinked, it had been even better. I am the old. In the past it was more motion in the lights. It happens the nothing here. Way up bit of red festoons, for the phase.”

1 of 5 Tommy's.

Hamngatan Photo: Magnus Hallgren

”One of the city's most central locations, with high pulse and shopping. Create the feeling of a traditional christmas.”


”this is too stiff. There is nothing to look at. You may well have more lights than this? For me, it takes about a week to put up all the christmas lights at home. I do it for the chick's sake. Society today has forgotten about the kids. They want to see the hustle and bustle and the colors, not the same warm light bulbs in all the decorations.” Not even the star's fun, it's too pale. Surely they had been able to make it red in all cases?”.

1 of 5 Tommy's.

Birger Jarlsgatan Photo: Magnus Hallgren

”the Large flow of pedestrians and traffic, a street with a strong character and many of the visual message. Create the elements that give the impression of style and class.”


”this is nothing. You don't even see the christmas decorations. Everything is so small. Where is the girlangerna?”

1 of 5 Tommy's.

Kungsträdgården Photo: Magnus Hallgren

”A central and busy place with beautiful trees, restaurants and ongoing events. The location is great and the christmas lights should stay together and frame the site with the traditional elements that give a warm and welcoming feel”.


”Here it is a little bit better. A little more color and more life and movement. They would have been a little more call lights so that the colors break from each other. I buy my bulbs at an auto parts store or Renovate, you can get really good price on the bulbs if you go and buy the lighting on the christmas eve when the sale started.”

1 of 5 Tommy's.

Mäster Samuelsgatan/Biblioteksgatan Photo: Magnus Hallgren

”the Strong tradition and full of character older architecture. The area breathes exclusivity”


”it was nice, but it would have been even better if the balls had a different color so that they show up better. Pyntet looks the same if you do not stand very close and look carefully, nothing will break off. At home, I have built an eiffel tower with a saftblandare at the top, then hands it, anyway.”

1 of 5 Tommy's.

Drottninggatan Photo: Magnus Hallgren

”The big walk and shopping in the city. Create a welcoming calm to the visitors”


It is too simple. There is no mood. No wow-factor. No christmas spirit. Think of the children, they think not that this is fun and nice. Why can't they just do it better?”

1 of 5 Tommy's.

Vasaplan, outside the railway station Photo: Magnus Hallgren

"A central location which is one of the first impressions that visitors get of Stockholm and Sweden. This may well give a grand first impression, both surprise and create curiosity and the desire to see more of the city and the christmas lights”.


It is too cold. This is the backbone to the mistletoe was grand, but there is no variation. No wow-factor. What if the bow just blinked a little bit, so it became a little movement. Then it had become the christmas spirit. Maybe it will be better when it gets a bit of snow, but I don't know. Here if you want to have a big christmas tree. It is, of course, christmas.

1 of 5 Tommy's.

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